BenchMark, 2010 No. 3
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BenchMark, 2010 No. 3
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Bridges and public road projects often work in confined time frames, requiring a design-build approach to deliver projects on time and within budget. This issue focuses on transportation projects delivered by our team in this method.

A Secure State of Mind

A major California utility was contacted by the FBI, revealing unauthorized photos of its plant had been posted on the internet. The security risks this presented prompted the utility to rethink its physical security approach.

BenchMark 2010 No. 3: Feature Projects

STEC fiber optic transmission line in Webb county, Texas; Tom Darte Energy Center for Greenville Electric Utility System; Skippy peanut butter warehouse expansion for Unilever; Twin Groves Wind Farm for Horizon Wind Energy LLC.

BenchMark 2010 No. 3: News in Brief

Shands Cancer Hospital achieves LEED Gold certification; Firm to develop first navigational hazards overlay program tool; Joint venture team to design ultrasupercritical power plant.

Building Bridges Better

Bridges and public road projects often work in confined time frames, requiring a design-build approach to deliver projects on time and within budget. By combining the powers of our firm and the bridge firm of Harrington & Cortelyou, we have an opportunity to bring success to municipal and state transportation departments.

Exploring Phytotechnology

Phytotechnology is the study of plants' processes and their application as practical tools. Understanding their tissues and how they metabolize enzymes helps us understand the environment and apply that logic to creating a better world.

How It Works: Bioreactor Landfills

Bioreactors are the new way of thinking when it comes to solid waste landfill technology and operation. These landfills operate similar to municipal wastewater treatment plants by biodegrading organic waste in a controlled way.

In His Element: Boiler Processes Fire Up John Connor's Imagination

John Connor's interest in chemical engineering stems from his past, but his future is focused on developing boiler process projects for industrial utilities.

In-House News: Burns & McDonnell Acquires Assets of Harrington & Cortelyou

Burns & McDonnell recently grew its bridge design depth and knowledge with the asset acquisition of the Kansas City, Missouri-based bridge design firm or Harrington & Cortelyou Inc. This expands our firm's ability to deliver design-build transportation projects.

Reliability, Efficiency in Texas

Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, the world's largest medical center, needed to expand its central utility plan, run by Thermal Energy Corp (TECO). Burns & McDonnell developed the program and the coordinated the design, resulting in $30 million in savings for TECO.

Safe Crossings

Harrington & Cortelyou Inc. has a long history of building bridges that span the country. Joining Burns & McDonnell provides the firm an opportunity to continue that tradition and deliver design-build projects for transportation departments.

Technical Q&A: Environmental Management Systems

Environmental management systems can help develop sustainable programs by providing a framework that sets goals, develps procedures, effective communication and training and process tracking, all essential elements of both an EMS and sustainability program.

The Road to Wind Power

Converting a piece of remote farmland to a 343-megawatt wind facility requires planning and coordination to give Lower Snake River Wind Energy Project strong footing.

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