Thought Leadership

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

Develop and Deliver Winning RFPs

By Dave Harrison, PE, LEED AP The goal of any request for proposal (RFP) is to provide contractors and consultants with the necessary parameters to understand the client’s scope, specific to the project (e.g., required tasks, methods of construction, square footage, construction cost, and estimated number of components), but remain flexible enough to allow the … Continue reading Develop and Deliver Winning RFPs

Beyond the Smart Technology Buzz: Five Top Tips for Investing in Smart Sensors

By John Berge, PE A MarketsandMarkets report1 predicted the global smart building market will grow from $5.73 billion in 2016 to $24.73 billion by 2021, increasing at a compounded annual growth rate of 34% over this period. Today’s technology advances—from energy management and lighting control to sensors that measure structural damage and stress after a … Continue reading Beyond the Smart Technology Buzz: Five Top Tips for Investing in Smart Sensors

Safety Takeaways from the Highly-Regulated Nuclear Industry

By Ellen Messer Wright, CHP Some of the most complex and technically challenging projects in the highly-regulated nuclear industry are those that require both industrial hygiene and radiation protection controls. Every task must be managed with considerable care and planning to prevent the potential for human or environmental harm. While the project complexity may be … Continue reading Safety Takeaways from the Highly-Regulated Nuclear Industry

Upgrading Critical Systems: Resolving Big Issues in Small Places

By Nathan Geffre, PE When it comes to the upgrade, retrofit or expansion of critical building systems, the biggest challenge is often combining the old with the new. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with systems in an industrial setting, or on a large, multi-faceted campus, or in a single high-rise building … the difficulties … Continue reading Upgrading Critical Systems: Resolving Big Issues in Small Places