May 2012

Aviation Icon Evelyn Johnson Dies at 102

by The Burns & McDonnell Team May 31, 2012

‘Mama Bird’ Evelyn Johnson, a renowned figure in the aviation industry, died earlier this month at the age of 102. The Corbin, Ky., native was born just six years after the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903 and logged a record-setting 5.5 million miles throughout her flying career. Johnson flew so much, in fact, that […]

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Utility Demand [Webinar]

by The Burns & McDonnell Team May 30, 2012

Plug-in and electric vehicles have arrived and information about electric vehicle charging stations and utility demand are hot topics. As more and more cities are building charging stations to accommodate an increased number of EVs, the million-dollar question is whether local utility infrastructure can handle these growing needs. That’s where we come in. Examining the […]

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Environmental Professionals Take Portland for the 37th Annual NAEP Conference

by The Burns & McDonnell Team May 18, 2012

The National Association of Environmental Professionals will convene in Portland, Ore., on Monday for the 37th annual conference, “Science, Politics and Policy: The Nexus.” This four-day event is the annual conference for environmental professionals involved in NEPA compliance and other big-picture environmental issues. The conference draws a diverse audience including engineers, architects, biologists, lawyers and […]

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Burns & McDonnell Named ESOP Company of the Year

by The Burns & McDonnell Team May 17, 2012

It was a huge honor to learn last week that Burns & McDonnell was recognized by the ESOP Association as the 2012 Company of the Year. We’re proud to join the ranks of the dozens of other companies that have received this honor and have laid the foundation for what it means to be Company […]

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Tough Mudder Tests Participants’ Physical, Mental Boundaries

by The Burns & McDonnell Team May 16, 2012

There’s nothing like testing your physical and mental endurance during extreme conditions—and during the recent Tough Mudder competition in Mount Snow, Vermont, employees from Burns & McDonnell’s New England office did just that. For Tough Mudder, a 10-plus-mile course designed by British Special Forces, we partnered with our friends at Northeast Utilities and took the […]

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