March 2012

Top 5 iPad Apps for Engineers

by The Burns & McDonnell Team March 30, 2012

Engineers like gadgets. And iPads are pretty much the hottest gadgets around. So if you’re an engineer or work in the engineering field, you might like some of our new favorite iPad apps for engineers. Graphing Calculator ($1.99): If you miss the days of the TI-85 (we know we do), try this app as a […]

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Japanese Construction Company Proposes Space Elevator

by The Burns & McDonnell Team March 28, 2012

If Japanese construction company Obayashi Corp. has its way, you won’t need to ride a spaceship to outer space — you’ll simply need to step aboard an elevator. The company recently announced plans to design and build the world’s first space elevator, a mind-boggling feat they hope to accomplish within 40 years. Once aboard the […]

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Water Infrastructure: Joint Annual Meeting Connects Missouri Water Professionals

by The Burns & McDonnell Team March 23, 2012

The current state of the water industry and a focus on how new technologies can help rebuild our nation’s water infrastructure is the focus of the upcoming joint annual meeting of the Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) and the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA-MO). The conference will take place March 25-28 […]

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Underground Transmission: Steps to a Successful Project

by The Burns & McDonnell Team March 22, 2012

Thorough planning and a proactive approach are necessary for the successful completion of any project, and underground transmission projects are no exception. Yet underground transmission work typically introduces a host of risks, difficulties and negative stigmas that must be understood, identified and planned for in order to keep the project on track to a successful […]

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Kohl’s Department Stores: A Leader in Corporate Sustainability

by The Burns & McDonnell Team March 21, 2012

Kohl’s Department Stores has established itself as a leader in corporate sustainability and rightfully so. Its commitment to recycling, sustainable building, minimizing waste, reducing energy consumption and cutting emissions is evident in its Kohl’s Cares program. It ranks among the EPA’s top green power partners — first in retail, second overall and was named as […]

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