Thought Leadership

St Paul Chiller

Incorporating Renewable Energy in Campus Utility Planning

By Tom Schubbe, NV5 Utility Solutions Group Universities are being increasingly encouraged—if not directed—by stakeholders to improve the impact of their campuses on the environment and pursue a path to renewable energy. However, an all-or-nothing approach is never the only option and rarely the optimal solution. The best plan is typically a mix: applying better … Continue reading Incorporating Renewable Energy in Campus Utility Planning

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