BenchMark, 2009 No. 3
BenchMark, 2009 No. 3
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BenchMark, 2009 No. 3
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The facilities that support our troops are what makes them able to complete their missions. This issue covers how our firm is continuing to provide design and construction services to the military and look to new and growing technology to stay ahead of the curve.

BenchMark 2009 No. 3: Feature Projects

Photovoltaic solar panels for Perpetual Energy Systems reduces carbon emissions by over 4,350 tons per year; Wetlands permitting and drainage improvement district for the City of Wichita, Kansas, controls flooding; Jimah Power Project in Malaysia required new systems to meet industry standards; Fairplay, Colorado, wastewater treatment plant took on a fixed-film activated sludge treatment facility.

BenchMark 2009 No. 3: News in Brief

In conjunction with Wilbur Smith Associates, our team will execute the Kansas Airport Economic Impact Study; The City of Brighton, Colorado, is expected to receive stimulus funds for a 6-million-gallon-per-day potable water system; New England office is awarded a power program management project for Middletown/Norwalk transmission project.

California Crossing

Southern California Edison is transmitting wind power from the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area through the Angeles National Forest to support California's growing population, increased energy demand and rising expectations for renewable power resources.

Driving the Future

The next generation of automobiles will include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that will require smart grid technology to support. New battery storage technology will help the grid support this power load at peak hours.

Driving Transportation

The transportation practice at Burns & McDonnell is growing through the direction provided by Ben Biller, who wishes to expand throughout the United States to take on bigger projects and more hires.

How It Works: Landfill Gas Recovery

This byproduct of municipal solid waste decomposition can be converted into electricity, boiler-grade fuel or pipeline-quality natural gas, making it a valuable resource for utilities and landfill owners.

In-House News: New Manager Plans Growth in Southern California

Renita Mollman, a 21-year veteran managing aviation, commercial and industrial projects, plans to expand from the San Diego office to begin taking on more work in stormwater systems, renewable energy, environmental studies, and electrical transmission and distribution.

Keeping Paradise Green

In Alaska, cruise lines and government agencies are looking for ways to make cruise line wastewater treatment cleaner through new regulations that can be managed through a pilot plan that aims to recycle wastewater on cruise ships.

Standing United

The facilities that support our troops are what makes them able to complete their missions. As the conflict in the Middle East intensifies, our firm is proud to continue to provide design and construction services to the military to make their lives easier at home and abroad.

Supporting Our Troops

Modern military facilities need to accommodate new firepower and technology. In Tulsa, our team is helping the Army Corps of Engineers create a training environment that will provide the air and ground defense training facilities needed for mission success.

Tech Q&A: Lighting Efficiency

Lighting improvement projects at colleges and universities can save money and energy on campuses by replacing incandescent and fluorescent bulbs with energy efficient fluorescents, LEDs, halogen infrared lamps and high-intensity discharge sources, saving up to $2 million a year in energy costs.

Thinking Outside the Lines

Tighter transportation budgets and increasing traffic congestion cause traffic officials in Missouri's St. Louis County to take a closer look at an innovative traffic control solution used throughout Michigan.

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