Burns & McDonnell

Building Stronger Project Teams with Co-Location

by Jennifer Berry November 16, 2016

We’ve all seen sitcom episodes where the lead character takes a piece of string and divides their room down the middle, sectioning off their “territory.” Whether it’s Marsha and Jan on The Brady Bunch or Stephanie and DJ on Full House, the divider was always designed to defuse some conflict involving a violation of personal […]

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Mitigating Risks with Fast-Track Project Delivery

by Justin Mitchell November 10, 2016

With market pressure growing for products to be delivered more quickly and less expensively, companies are continually looking for techniques to streamline their work processes — techniques like fast-track project delivery. For people responsible for capital project delivery — vice presidents, project managers, engineering directors or anyone involved in project execution — fast-track project delivery […]

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PFAS Do’s and Don’ts

by Raghu Arora November 2, 2016

Given the ubiquitous nature of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the materials and methods that have been historically used to conduct environmental investigations may result in cross-contamination and false positives when collecting samples for PFAS — opening your project up to scrutiny, potentially bringing your data into question and increasing overall project costs. At Burns […]

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Why Power Professionals Should Attend the International Water Conference

by Diane Martini November 2, 2016

The International Water Conference (IWC) is next week, Nov. 6-10, in San Antonio. This is my favorite conference of the year, and one of my favorite venues, the River Walk in San Antonio, a pedestrian-friendly collection of shops, boutiques, museums and restaurants just outside the door of the conference hotel, the Marriott Rivercenter. This year’s […]

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Final Ruling Passed to Protect the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

by Brian Roh October 27, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced its final rule to elevate the status of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) to a threatened species under the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Due to a declining population, this species has been a candidate for listing since 1999. The final rule, which […]

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