September 2011

Developing Support for Transportation through Economic Impact Analysis

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 30, 2011

Investment support for transportation remains challenging, in spite of the fact that it’s increasingly recognized as a key to national and international competitiveness. Yet, when economic impact analysis is a part of the transportation analysis equation, it is often easier to obtain investment support. A panel of transportation experts recently hosted a free webinar — […]

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SERF: The New Kid on the Green Block

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 29, 2011

Move over LEED. SERFs are the new kid in town, seeking to provide an alternative to green building certification. The Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) is a coalition of property owners, businesses and professionals that promotes environmentally responsible homes and buildings through its certification program. SERF’s goal is to make green building certification more […]

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Burns & McDonnell’s Jet Engine Test Cell Project Featured In Wired Magazine

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 28, 2011

We might be a little biased, but we do some pretty cool work here at Burns & McDonnell. We love when others agree and were pleasantly surprised to find an overview of our Meridian, Miss., Jet Engine Test Cell Project in the September 2011 issue of Wired magazine (complete with an amazing photo of the […]

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FERC Issues Order No. 1000 To Help Regulate Grid Planning, Cost Allocation

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 27, 2011

The need for an updated and improved transmission system in the United States is clear; however, complications still arise for projects that span multiple electrical jurisdictions and involve several states. In July, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission passed Order No. 1000, which “is intended to push organizations that manage the grid into cooperating with one […]

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Lean and Six Sigma: Seemingly Simple Changes Add Up to Big Savings

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 23, 2011

In today’s marketplace, Lean and Six Sigma can be attractive solutions for businesses looking for new ways to increase their competitive edge. And, with a sluggish economy fueling the trend, you end up with businesses increasingly interested in turning a laser focus on ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Continuous process improvement programs like […]

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