Trade Publications

Burns & McDonnell experts often write articles published in the trade publications in the many industries we work in. Here are the most recent pieces authored or co-authored by our employee-owners.

 

  • November 1, 2010

    How CHP can close the gap between renewable power generation and a stable transmission grid.

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  • October 1, 2010

    Through a public-private partnership, Gainsville Regional Utilities will operate Shands' Cancer Center district energy plan designed by Burns & McDonnell.

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  • October 1, 2010

    Twenty years ago this month, EPA released the draft New Source Review Workshop manual. Sometimes referred to as the "Puzzle Book" because of its cover image, it has never been finalized, and EPA says it never will be. To celebrate this milestone, let's examine this simple manual's hidden complexities.

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  • September 1, 2010

    Airports and airlines are encountering increased interest from stakeholders in and, in some cases, pressure to report on how they reduce their environmental impact and contribute to the betterment of the communities in which they operate. Fortunately, there are many proven approaches available for sustainability reporting.

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  • September 1, 2010

    EPA's Tailoring Rule is here, and so are your obligations to comply with Prevention of Significant Deterioration and title V for greenhouse gas emissions. So what does the rule mean in permitting scenarios common to the power industry?

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  • August 15, 2010

    The convergence of a series of environmental concerns, including the Gulf of Mexico situation, coupled with advances in technology, is due to have a positive effect on the development of distributed electricity generation, and CHP in particular, in the U.S. and further afield.

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  • August 13, 2010

    In the last five years, the number of electric utility boilers in the U.S. equipped with flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems has increased greatly. This column reports on the results of a survey conducted to characterize the U.S. utility flue gas desulfurization (FGD) fleet as of summer 2010 and to identity any notable design trends over time.

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  • July 14, 2010

    The ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — like other technological disasters, such as those involving the Three Mile Island nuclear powerplant and the space shuttle Challenger — represents a management failure, more so than an engineering failure.

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  • July 2, 2010

    With front-end engineering and EPC services, Burns & McDonnell's Process & Industrial Group is helping clients implement biorefining, biochemicals and agricultural product processsing. We see particular growth in ethanol (cellulosic) and related fuel replacements such as butanol. In addition to biofuels, the industry is branching into biochemicals, which provide a higher-value end products relative to fuels.

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  • July 1, 2010

    Burns & McDonnell assisted Shands Cancer Hospital with the incorporation of an on-site energy system that helped the facility achieve LEED Gold.

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  • July 1, 2010

    The ability to generate and supply power shapes our civilization. For me, this concept is exemplified by the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a WWII Liberty class cargo ship. When she was launched in 1943, "engineer" was an active verb, not a sedentary job in front of a computer.

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