BenchMark, 2012 No. 3
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BenchMark, 2012 No. 3
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Technological advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have made it economically feasible to recover natural gas and oil from shale reservoirs. This issue looks at how these innovations are changing the U.S. energy picture.

A Fresh Approach

A team from Burns & McDonnell is testing a new delivery technique for a proven oxidation technology that could reduce the cost, extend the duration and boost the overall effectiveness of groundwater remediation efforts.

Boom Time

As an integrated firm, our goal is to help our gas and energy clients make the efficient and effective decisions now that will make them successful moving forward.

Burns & McDonnell Wins 5-Year EPC Transmission Project with AltaLink

Burns & McDonnell Canada is bringing its extensive transmission project experience to Alberta, Canada, through a unique five-year engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract including program management services with AltaLink LP.

Congress Passes Two-Year Transportation Bill

A transportation bill passed by Congress will fund many of the nation's transportation projects at roughly $120 billion over the next two years. But a long list of infrastructure needs won't be met.

Great Things on Tap

The MillerCoors 2012 Sustainability Report achieves the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) B application level, an increase in scope from last year's C application level report.

How It Works: Detecting Oil Releases from Contaminated Sediment

Oil migration from sediment is driven by the dynamics of surface tension relationships among oil, water and gas, and makes this everyday phenomenon difficult to observe and measure.

Integrated Reporting with LUV

For the fourth consecutive year, Burns & McDonnell assisted Southwest Airlines in creating its corporate sustainability report.

Making Cities Work

The city of Independence, Mo., Water Pollution Control (WPC) Department is faced with managing aging stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure networks. City officials turned to Burns & McDonnell for help implementing Cityworks, an asset management platform designed to help focus maintenance and capital spending on priority assets and areas.

Regional Office Manager Embraces Business Advocacy in Twin Cities

Gene Sieve, regional office manager for Burns & McDonnell in Minneapolis-St. Paul, started in spring 2012 as president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN).

Saving Wetlands/Delivering Power

As Northeast Utilities embarks on its New England East-West Solution (NEEWS) projects, it's taking measures to avoid or minimize adverse effects to wetlands.

Technical Q&A: Collaborate to Build Success

How do you generate support for a project requiring big investments of both time and money?

The Shale Boom

Shale oil and gas are closing the U.S. energy gap. Recent technological advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) have made it economically feasible to recover natural gas, concentrated natural gas liquids and crude oil.

Waste Not

The Lean Six Sigma team improves the performance of business processes by identifying and removing causes of waste.

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