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Blog Tag Archives: Engineering


A Jackpot of Presentations at PRWA

Posted by Bryon Killian on Monday, March 06, 2017

This year, we’ve hit the jackpot with 7 presentations at the 2017 Pennsylvania Rural Water Association’s Annual Conference, and we’re sharing the wealth [of information]! The... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Stormwater  |  Engineering  |  Regulations


PHMSA Proposed Regulations Will Have Big Impact on Pipeline Operators

Posted by James Moore on Friday, July 29, 2016

In April of this year, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would significantly modify and add to the current... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Pipelines  |  Natural Gas  |  Engineering  |  Regulations


When to Inspect Water Tanks & Towers

Posted by Christine Gunsaullus on Thursday, July 28, 2016

I’ve noticed lately that time speeds up as I get older. Something I thought happened just a couple years ago, was actually five or six.We see this happen with some of our clients regarding... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Engineering


Avoiding ESCO/GESA Contract Pitfalls

Posted by Bryan Haag on Monday, June 20, 2016

So, you’ve decided that a performance/energy service contract or Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) is the best way to fund your facility or utility project…great! They are a... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Budgeting & Funding  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Financing Campus Central Utility Energy Projects: Your Goose That Lays Golden Eggs

Posted by Bryan Haag on Thursday, February 04, 2016

It isn’t any secret to facility managers that campus central utility projects can offer quick paybacks and sizeable annual savings for your campus, through energy reductions. Furthermore, those... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Energy Planning & Management  |  Environmental  |  Mechanical  |  Engineering


Pennsylvania’s New Methane Emission Regulations

Posted by Tanner Sattler on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On January 19, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf, with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), announced new initiatives for the oil and gas industry to reduce methane emissions and... Read More

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Categories: Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Environmental  |  Pipelines  |  Compressor & Metering Stations  |  Natural Gas  |  Engineering


Pennsylvania Bid Base Amounts Hold Steady for 2016

Posted by Bryon Killian on Friday, January 22, 2016

Each year the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announces new public project cost thresholds required for public bids. The thresholds for this year have not increased from 2015 levels. In... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Potable Water  |  Wastewater  |  Municipal Engineering  |  Engineering


Preserving History & Nature; Building Character

Posted by Lenette Wells on Monday, January 18, 2016

Our historic buildings and natural places hold both intrinsic and economic value. They are the heart, and soul of our communities, that give them their distinguishing characteristics. As we... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus

Tagged: Architectural  |  Space Utilization  |  Facility Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Lowering Wastewater Energy Use & Costs

Posted by Bryon Killian on Thursday, September 10, 2015

It is estimated that 10-20% of water and wastewater energy consumption can be reduced with conservation and operational changes. With energy costs representing a majority of annual operating... Read More

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Categories: Municipal Infrastructure

Tagged: Wastewater  |  Energy Planning & Management  |  Engineering


Engaging in Advocacy

Posted by Scott Compton on Thursday, July 30, 2015

As licensed professionals, architects and engineers are governed by federal, state and local laws. Those laws are constantly changing in ways that affect our practice.  In every legislative... Read More

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Categories: Buildings & Campus  |  Industrial & Manufacturing  |  Municipal Infrastructure  |  Oil & Gas Infrastructure

Tagged: Architectural  |  Engineering

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