Thought Leadership

Best Practices in Disaster Recovery—Before the Storm

By Keith Savel In 2017, seventeen named storms caused $202 billion in damages. Hurricane Harvey, by far the most damaging storm to hit the U.S., caused $125 billion in damages over 28,000 square miles in the Houston area, pouring more than 50 inches of rain over six days and displacing 32,000 people1. Soon after, Hurricane … Continue reading Best Practices in Disaster Recovery—Before the Storm

WEDG® Sets New Standard for Ecologically Sound Shoreline Design

by Jackson Wandres, RLA, Director of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, NV5 Leonardo da Vinci once described water as “the driving force of all nature.” People are drawn to lakes, rivers, seas and oceans because water has historically facilitated commerce, industry, travel, recreation and habitation. In short, the history of human development can be traced … Continue reading WEDG® Sets New Standard for Ecologically Sound Shoreline Design

What’s Growing in Your Water System? Testing, Treating and Thwarting the Legionellosis Bacterium

By Steven A. Lipson, CIH, CSP, Vice President, OHS&E Services, NV5 Legionnaires’ disease is on the rise. Found in potable and non-potable water systems, the Legionella pneumophila bacterium is natural to fresh water environments like lakes and streams. However, when introduced to drinking water systems, air conditioning systems and even hot tubs and decorative fountains, … Continue reading What’s Growing in Your Water System? Testing, Treating and Thwarting the Legionellosis Bacterium

When Outsourcing Distribution Work Makes Sense: Bridging the Knowledge Gap

By Sergio Granados, Director of Gas Engineering, NV5 Natural gas utilities across the U.S. face ever-changing state and federal regulations. At the same time, they’re experiencing a critical internal knowledge gap due to experienced frontline employees leaving the workforce. For the first time in their existence—in some cases the first time in over 100 years—utilities … Continue reading When Outsourcing Distribution Work Makes Sense: Bridging the Knowledge Gap

The Energy Model’s Role in Retrocommissioning

By John Bixler, PE, LEED AP, NV5 Retrocommissioning (RCx), or the assessment and optimization of building performance, is a scientific process that relies strongly on data and technology to deliver effective and reliable results. The tools required to complete the task include the review of existing drawings and energy bills, interviews with building operators, data-logging … Continue reading The Energy Model’s Role in Retrocommissioning