In the wake of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, our firm is determining our part to play in the building of new roads, transit, water, wastewater or energy infrastructure. This issue covers the trends in the market and how the industry is making moves to prepare for new infrastructure projects.
Smart grids employ a combination of program management, business analysis, distributed generation, equipment monitoring, data acquisition, telecommunications and other technologies that will bring the grid of 2009 into the future.
A fast, reliable replacement boiler for Frontier Refining Inc. is delivered on budget; An AmerenUE manufactured gas plant site is remediated for volatile organic compound; The 24,000-square-foot Peace Vanguard Singapore hangar takes collaboration; A retrofit for MidAmerican Energy's Louisa Generating Station introduces draft fans, dry scrubber, filters and ash and lime handling systems.
Burns & McDonnell is awarded an International environmental leadership award; for our work on energy audits, project financing, design, construction management, commissioning, operations and maintenance, our firm achieves NAESCO accreditation; the Chicago Architecture Foundation honors the University of Chicago for our work on the south campus chiller plant.
Paul Fischer, new head of Burns & McDonnell's regional offices, has a plan for growth that puts clients first.
Chlorinated solvents in groundwater can be treated with bioremediation techniques to clean chemicals left behind by manufacturing and dry cleaning facilities. Using food-grade vegetable oil products is proving to be an efficient and cost-effective method.
The Burns & McDonnell board of directors welcomes new faces for a fresh start this year, with a new chairman and three new faces.
The stimulus package offered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will bring funding for highway construction and clean water, flood control and environmental restoration investments, allowing firms to scratch the surface of the infrastructure needs.
Transmission systems belonging to Northeast Utilities and Connecticut Light & Power were due for a major system upgrade. The 69 miles of new 345-kV lines included 45 overhead and 24 underground lines, improving system reliability in southwestern Connecticut.
In the wake of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, our firm is determining our part to play in the building of new roads, transit, water, wastewater or energy infrastructure. The task is to identify opportunities to advance projects and execute them efficiently and rapidly, which will help avert an infrastructure crisis.
Uncertainty in financial markets creates challenges in obtaining project financing, but the right projects can get the money they need through applications for federal assistance and stimulus bills.
Remote wind power generation creates challenges for the electrical transmission system. Developing a transmission system plan robust enough to accommodate the scattered locations of wind interconnections required new lines for power transfer.
Street flooding from outdated stormwater systems meant new culverts and piping were needed in Pittsburg, Kansas. But it was soon discovered that the sewers were home to the endangered gray bat, requiring permitting and a new approach to completing the project.