July 2011

How Does Renewable Power Impact My Light Switch?

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 31, 2011

Right now, the majority of power in southern California comes from traditional generation stations that burn coal and natural gas. Yet as the state increasingly backs renewable energy, power companies are changing their focus, implementing projects that will transmit renewable energy to their customers. Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy comes from infinite, though intermittent, sources […]

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Burns & McDonnell Receives 2nd Annual Award For Client Satisfaction

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 29, 2011

Burns & McDonnell is proud to receive our second consecutive PSMJ Premier Award for Client Satisfaction—an award that recognizes industry leaders for providing exemplary customer service to their clients. We are one of only eight industry firms—and the only firm in ENR’s top 100—to receive this honor. We also took home top honors in both […]

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8 Famous Bridges — Engineered to Get You There

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 27, 2011

Chances are, many of us drive on bridges or overpasses during our daily commute and we barely give them a second thought. However, the science behind building bridges is complex. Engineering even the simplest bridges takes months, sometimes years of planning before construction even begins. Some bridges are so impressive that no one can ignore […]

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Eco-Ride: The Coolest in Transportation Concepts

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 25, 2011

Going green in transportation isn’t simply a hot trend in design these days. It’s a necessity for sustainable practices for the future of our planet. When companies unveil their brilliant concepts for sustainable transportation, they run the gamut from implementable genius to “out there” thought. Read on about the good and the odd in sustainable […]

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Compete For $50,000 In Smart Grid App Developer Contest

by Mike Beehler July 22, 2011

Ready to test your app-developing skills? The Biggest Energy Saver Community (part of a campaign founded by Oncor, CenterPoint Energy, IBM, Landis+Gyr, Itron, GE and San Diego Gas & Electric) is hosting an app developer contest that relates to the Smart Grid. As the Smart Grid continues to roll out, it will generate a high […]

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