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.

 

  • May 1, 2009

    My title this month is also the subtitle of a book (Structural Engineering: The Nature of Theory and Design, New York: Ellis Horwood, 1990) by William Addis, a British author who has written extensively on the history and philosophy of civil and (especially) structural engineering. I only came across it recently, but after reading it (twice), I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • May 1, 2009

    Application of Google Earth allows the South Florida Water Management District to track rainfall, manage flood control and conserve water in and around the Everglades — all in near real time.

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  • April 20, 2009

    It's more important than ever to find committed young engineers. How do you attract the millennial generation during these lean economic times?

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  • April 1, 2009

    Changes at the EPA since Jan. 20, 2009, have been anything but subtle. There are new priorities, new philosophies and a sense of urgency that was absent from the Bush administration EPA.

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  • April 1, 2009

    A study of in-situ chemical oxidation with sodium permanganate using alternative injection technologies in the vadose zone.

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  • March 1, 2009

    Concurrent design, construction meet the challenges of terrain, terminal development and solicitation of airline services. Third in a series.

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  • March 1, 2009

    Wind generation is touted as a clean solution to our focus on greenhouse gas emissions. However, while customers demand electricity 24/7, the wind blows sporadically. This leads to demand for a flexible power plant design capable of following wind generation.

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  • March 1, 2009

    Some definitions of engineering characterize it as an art, rather than a science. Reader responses that affirmed this view led me to reacquaint myself with a book that I purchased at the Smithsonian Institution during my student days at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. — "The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering," by David P. Billington. As the subtitle indicates, Billington certainly subscribes to the idea that structural engineering is — or at least can be — an artistic endeavor.

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  • February 1, 2009

    Asking the right questions can provide unexpected answers regarding sustainability and alternative energy programs at food manufacturing facilities. (This article appears on page 41 of the February 2009 issue of Baking & Snack. Click on Back Issues to find it.)

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  • February 1, 2009

    OneTouchPM system integrates information for the program management strategy used in the Middletown-Norwalk Project.

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  • January 1, 2009

    Financing challenges and design changes are part of the process for Branson's privately funded, public use model. Second in a series.

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