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

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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Battle of the Brains Is Back — and We’re Taking It Outside!

May 14, 2015

If you haven’t been to Science City lately, you may be in for a surprise. Over the past several years, Kansas City’s Science Center has continued its evolution into one of the country’s most engaging centers. At the heart of this transformation are the ideas of area students, brought to life through the Burns & […]

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Wichita’s Water Supply Management Earns International Recognition

May 13, 2015

We’re thrilled and honored that our work on the Wichita Equus Beds Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) project was among the four amazing projects nominated for this year’s Global Water Awards Project of the Year. To be in the running alongside remarkable projects from the Netherlands, Canada and California is an honor itself. But we’re […]

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Understanding Overpressure Protection and the Downstream User

May 11, 2015

It’s happening more than ever before along pipelines: Downstream users are being cited for inadequate overpressure protection per Code of Regulation (CFR) 192.195. Often, an entity doesn’t even know it’s not in compliance. What can operators do to ensure their system meets all regulations? How can they avoid auditing and fines ranging from $100,000 to […]

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Rebalancing Electric Delivery: Cost, Reliability and Environmental Impact

May 5, 2015

Electric utilities must face potential market changers. No matter our point of view on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, there is no doubt the current political administration, energy markets and financial community like energy sources with lower carbon emissions and particularly those sources that don’t require intensive capital expenditures. The mandate to […]

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Distributed Energy Resources and the Value of the Grid

April 24, 2015

Our power grid, more than a century old, is the largest interconnected machine on Earth. According to the National Academy of Engineering, widespread electrification — supported by the grid — is the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century. Our legacy grid serves us well. Demands on the grid are more intense than ever, yet […]

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