July 2012

Videos Show Connection Between Engineering and the Olympics

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 26, 2012

What does engineering have to do with the Olympics? As you gear up to watch the 2012 Summer Olympics, you may be surprised to learn that engineering has a lot to do with athletic performance. A new video series created by the National Science Foundation and NBC entitled “Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering in […]

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SPIDERS: Resilient Microgrids Protect Critical Infrastructure

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 25, 2012

When you think of spiders, you likely think of creepy, crawly arachnids. Yet in the transmission and distribution industry, SPIDERS — or Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security — is a program that uses Smart Grid technology, integration of renewable power generation and other components to better sustain mission-critical energy loads. SPIDERS […]

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Environmental Monitors Help Keep Endangered Species Safe

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 20, 2012

Transmission line projects and endangered species: You might ask what they have in common. The answer? A lot! Transmission line projects deal with a number of factors — budgets, protocol and compliance, just to name a few. And on some projects, our concern is of the living, breathing variety — endangered species. Take a recent […]

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How IBM Has Saved More Than $40 Million in One Year

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 19, 2012

As more companies opt to incorporate energy efficient practices into their day-to-day operations, the success stories — and cost savings — continue to increase. IBM is one such case study. The company already saved nearly $400 million in electricity costs between 1990 and 2010. Last year, IBM added another $43 million in energy savings to […]

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Nuclear Energy Professionals Head to Boston for NITSL Event

by The Burns & McDonnell Team July 17, 2012

We’re excited to join our colleagues in the nuclear energy industry for the Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership workshop. The 38th annual event kicks off today in Boston as industry professionals gather to address the issues involved with information technology used in nuclear-powered utilities. This year’s event will focus on solutions and success through technology […]

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