BenchMark 2011 No. 1: News in Brief
BenchMark 2011 No. 1: News in Brief
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BenchMark 2011 No. 1: News in Brief
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Southwest Airlines' One Report; Projects earn ACEC accolades; Upper Midwest home to newest Burns & McDonnell regional office.

Commendable Corporate Reporting

Highlighting Southwest Airlines’ innovation, Harvard Business Review recently published a case study on Southwest Airlines’ One ReportTM — an integrated, annual corporate report covering financial, social and environmental performance. Burns & McDonnell assisted Southwest Airlines in developing report content, conducting a greenhouse gas inventory, complying with Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and verifying the 2009 Southwest Airlines One Report. Southwest Airlines also selected Burns & McDonnell to assist with its 2010 One Report.

Projects Earn ACEC Accolades

Several Burns & McDonnell projects recently earned 2011 engineering excellence awards from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) chapters across the country:

  • GRU South Energy Center, Gainesville, Fla. | Gainesville Regional Utilities | Grand Award in Energy, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Battery Storage Facility, Presidio, Texas | American Electric Power | Gold Medal in Energy, Texas Council of Engineering Companies
  • Cadillac Lake Drainage Improvement District, Wichita, Kan. | City of Wichita | City Public Improvement Award for the 50,000 and above population category, ACEC of Kansas
  • Southern Zone 1 Pipeline, Westminster, Colo. | City of Westminster | Merit Award in Water & Stormwater, ACEC of Colorado

Upper Midwest Home to Newest Burns & McDonnell Regional Office

In January, the Minneapolis-St. Paul office became Burns & McDonnell’s newest official regional office. Opened in 2007 by returning employee-owner Gene Sieve, the office initially focused on public- and private-sector facilities design service for clients such as the University of Minnesota, the U.S. Air Force and the Minnesota Air and Army National Guards.  Environmental, business technology, electrical transmission and the full range of company services are now available to clients in the region. The office also houses companywide expertise in fire protection/life safety design and building commissioning. Contact Sieve in the Minneapolis-St. Paul office, 952-656-6003.

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