Technical & White Papers

Burns & McDonnell employee-owners take pride in taking leadership roles in the varied industries they serve. Technical papers and presentations exemplify that leadership effort.

  • December 20, 2011

    White paper: Owners of industrial, commercial or institutional boilers will soon be required to comply with new, stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air emissions requirements.

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  • December 1, 2011

    Technical paper: Explores the possibilities of integrating common sustainable design strategies into Northeast Utilities' standard substation plans as part of the response to the ever-increasing customer demand for sustainable environmental practices.

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  • November 1, 2011

    As Southern California Edison builds infrastructure to bring wind power to population centers, it is fulfilling environmental requirements that may be a glimpse of things to come.

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  • September 28, 2011

    Electric utilities are rapidly deploying the Smart Grid by automating their electrical supply networks with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), advanced distribution automation (ADA), synchrophasor measurement technologies or other strategies. Water utilities can also benefit from improved monitoring and control in their retail distribution system.

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  • September 20, 2011

    During the past two decades, a continuing progression of research studies have identified the ways in which transportation infrastructure investment leads to economic impacts and defined frameworks for calculating those impacts. At this same time, politicians across the political spectrum have opined on the importance of the transportation system in maintaining commerce as well as national and international competitiveness.

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  • June 28, 2011

    White paper: Examining the value of the Smart Grid to customers and regulators in the areas of cost, the environment, security, reliability and efficiency.

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  • December 20, 2010

    A project approach guideline for compliance with the NERC Facility Ratings Methodology Level 2 Alert, issued October 7, 2010, governing all electric utility industry transmission planners, owners and operators.

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  • August 2, 2010

    Tech Paper: General methodologies and lessons learned on implementation of micropile foundations on the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project for Southern California Edison.

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  • August 1, 2010

    White paper: Spending cuts can come at the expense of security staffing and initiatives, creating risks and vulnerabilities.

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  • March 16, 2010

    White paper: An overview of the business decision criteria to be considered when evaluating future Smart Grid networking choices. Such decisions must consider unique customer, geographic or regulatory issues in rigorous engineering and financial analyses.

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  • March 10, 2010

    A report for WPPI Energy on a study to assist with the development of an economic model to assess the viability of transporting wind energy from wind-rich areas in the northern United States to eastern load centers.

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