General Engineering

Creating an Engineering and Aesthetic Masterpiece

by Julie Sarson February 20, 2017

Engineers embrace challenges. Solve problems. Make things work. And doing all that and more on a prominent project — one for a landmark near and dear to a community’s heart — just makes such work all the better. For us at Burns & McDonnell, the new Carriage Pavilion Bridge at the historic Union Station in […]

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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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Developing a Safety Culture Enhances Business Performance

by Jamie Butler July 18, 2016

It was 1985.  We were setting the steel for a deep caisson foundation for large transmission poles on the edge of a major — and dry — riverbank and the foreman was a wreck. The crane was undersized; the ground was unstable; the 60-foot rebar cage was being threaded into the cased excavation, displacing small […]

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EPC Firms Ranked on Client Satisfaction: Burns & McDonnell Comes Out on Top

by Rick Halil May 15, 2015

For power generation clients looking for a single responsible entity to provide an on-time and on-budget project delivery, the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) method continues to gain ground. Clients are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of EPC delivery. But just how well are EPC firms across the nation serving their clients? A recent comprehensive survey of […]

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The Importance of Optimum Filter Performance in Water Treatment Processes

by Rachel Thompson November 12, 2014

The filtration process is often one of the most misunderstood and overlooked processes in a water treatment plant, despite its critical role. Filtration is the final barrier in the water treatment process, removing contaminants and making the water safe for consumption. Filters play a crucial role in protecting consumers against viral and bacterial contamination, so […]

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