Facilities Design

The Future Is Now: Integrating Robots into Your Plant Processes Makes Sense Like Never Before

by Brian Chatham March 30, 2017

 Who wouldn’t want to run their plant more efficiently, while reducing costs and improving workplace safety? Process improvements that drive up efficiency and drive down costs have long been the keys to competitive advantage across multiple industries. Today, robotics technology is opening new avenues for a whole range of process improvements. With robotic technologies growing […]

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Five Keys to Data Center Siting — and Three You Might Be Missing

by Parker Hills March 28, 2017

There are two types of sites for data centers: Sites that will work to meet the client’s business needs Sites that are so well-suited they’ll elevate a client’s business strategies The difference lies in the approach. Beginning the search with a list of available sites that are being publicly marketed for sale can be a […]

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How Much Physical Security Is Enough for Your Data Center?

by Brandon Kehl March 13, 2017

Data is a precious commodity. It’s the backbone of modern society, a foundation of the business world, and the repository of our personal and professional documentation — from texts and email to photos and videos. Data centers have become a necessary part of the nation’s infrastructure. As with the electrical grid and water systems, they […]

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A Systematic Approach to Planning for Power Plant Upgrades

by Bryan Durant March 7, 2017

The reasons for undertaking power plant upgrades and improvement projects are plentiful — adopting new technology, efficiency and output enhancements, operational updates, and easier maintenance are just a few. No matter your objective, it can be challenging to accurately map out the considerations that go into successfully upgrading your plant. Even more challenging is accurately […]

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Finding Efficiency in the Growth of District Energy Systems

by Jeff Easton February 10, 2017

Operating budgets are steadily shrinking, while utility costs are progressively rising. District energy providers are feeling the squeeze — especially when a system is called upon to support continuing load growth and a major campus expansion. The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is tackling that challenge head on, with a strategic approach that not […]

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