January 2012

The Brain Behind Lego’s Architectural Replicas

by The Burns & McDonnell Team January 30, 2012

If you’re an architecture buff, you may want to think about picking up a few Lego sets. The iconic toy manufacturer began creating architecture sets in 2006, and since then, the line has grown to encompass such architectural marvels as the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Seattle’s Space Needle and the Empire State Building, […]

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Are Interstate Electric Transmission Lines an Economically Viable Path for Wind Power?

by The Burns & McDonnell Team January 25, 2012

Interstate electric transmission lines are increasingly being used to deliver wind power, one of the cleanest and most cost-effective sources of energy. Because wind is in abundant supply in our country, it can play a huge part in meeting our increased energy demands. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), wind power has the […]

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Burns & McDonnell Named One of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”

by The Burns & McDonnell Team January 20, 2012

FORTUNE magazine announced its “100 Best Companies to Work For” yesterday, and Burns & McDonnell made the cut! We are honored — not to mention thrilled — to be recognized on such a prestigious list, among the likes of Google, Whole Foods, Zappos and Microsoft. We debuted on the list at number 50 in 2009, […]

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Samsung Unveils Smart Window During CES 2012

by The Burns & McDonnell Team January 19, 2012

A number of nifty, useful and downright cool tech gadgets were unveiled during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but none of them captured our attention like Samsung’s Smart Window. At first glance, the Smart Window is, well, a window. Yet look deeper, and you’ll find the device is actually a 22-inch LCD flat screen with […]

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MIT’s AGNES Suit Simulates How It Feels To Be 70

by The Burns & McDonnell Team January 12, 2012

As the aging population increases nationally (and globally), age-related research topics are becoming more important in residential and commercial projects. A new suit created by MIT’s AgeLab, known as AGNES (Age Gain Now Empathy System), allows the wearer to feel what it’s like to be 70 years old. For example, the suit dims your sight, […]

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