BenchMark, 2011 No. 4
BenchMark, 2011 No. 4
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BenchMark, 2011 No. 4
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Community relations programs can help protect a company's image when big changes affect stakeholders right where they live and work. This issue examines how carefully built reputations are on the line when mega projects start up.

A New Horizon of Healthcare

Brownsville, Texas, medical clinic facility serves the uninsured and the underserved. Our team helped to design and build these facilities and bring affordable healthcare to the area.

Building Support Before the Project Takes Shape

Companies and governments invest time and budgets in building positive relationships with customers and constituents. When the work plays a crucial role in the quality of life, new projects can be difficult to begin. A foundation in positive stakeholder engagement is critical.

Burns & McDonnell Wins BC Hydro NTL Project

BC Hydro of British Columbia selected the team of Burns & McDonnell and Valard Construction for design-build services for its Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) project.

Design-Build Wastewater Treatment Project to Handle New Development

The city of Mulvane, Kansas, awarded the joint venture team of Burns & McDonnell/CAS, LLC a contract to design and build Phase I of the Mulvane wastewater treatment plant improvements.

Easing the Growing Pains of Traffic Expansion

While population growth and the ability to thrive are admirable qualities for virtually any city, they come with some challenges as city, county and state governments strive to keep up with that growth, particularly in traffic management.

Filling the Cyber Gap

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission added Rule 10CFR73.54 to the Code of Federal Regulations in 2009, designed to protect against digital sabotage and requiring the nations' 94 nuclear plants to provide new cybersecurity protections.

How It Works: On-Demand Security Consulting

On-demand security consulting helps businesses with questions about Department of Homeland Security regulations or other security matters get fast, knowledgeable answers.

Let the Sun Shine In

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs ups its renewable energy production with a 6.0 megawatt on-site solar power plant.

Meet in the Middle East

The Qatar National Convention Centre Extension is designed to meet LEED Gold standards and feature historically significant architecture.

Power Magazine Honors KCP&L's Iatan 2 as Plant of the Year

Power Magazine honors KCP&L's Iatan 2 as plant of the year; Design-build wastewater treatment project to handle new development; Burns & McDonnell wins BC Hydro NTL project.

Power of the People

Public empowerment is big these days. Learn how a well-executed community relations plan can keep your project on schedule.

Projects in the Public Eye

Even the best ideas can languish without public support and funding. Moving from early planning into design and construction requires a foundation in positive stakeholder engagement.

Raising Phoenix: Pat Edwards Plays to Win

New to Burns & McDonnell, architect Pat Edwards is no stranger to engineering. And he lives for bold adventures, from flying to presenting in front of a Fortune 500 board.

Safety Corner: Exposure Assessments

Maintaining a healthy workforce is a priority for every employer, including providing a safe work environment that doesn't expose employees to unnecessary health risks.

Tech Q&A: Charette Process

The charrette process can benefit municipal infrastructure planning and construction by allowing a group to make design decisions and continuously move forward without reversing or altering previous decisions.

Through a Green Lens

Corporate sustainability reporting leads to a greener future, allowing companies to respond to interested stakeholders with disclosures of economic, environmental and social business actions.

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