Thought Leadership

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

Non-Ionizing Radiation: Raising Awareness of Health & Safety Hazards for an Older Workforce

By Matthew H. Smith, Senior Health Physicist, NV5 It’s no secret that our workforce is getting older, a trend that is affecting some market sectors more than others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the median age in manufacturing, for instance, is 44.5 while transportation and utilities sectors show a median age around 45.2, … Continue reading Non-Ionizing Radiation: Raising Awareness of Health & Safety Hazards for an Older Workforce

Consider Alternative Control Methods for Operational Continuity in Critical Environments

By Jason Newhuis, PE, BSCx, CEM, LEED AP, Sr. Project Manager, and Jerry Bauers, P.E., Vice President, NV5 Data centers, commercial office buildings and, especially healthcare facilities, all have one thing in common—mission critical operational space that would suffer from a lengthy shut down or poor operation of HVAC or other mechanical/electrical system. Further, each … Continue reading Consider Alternative Control Methods for Operational Continuity in Critical Environments