New web site and new business data

As engineers, we sometimes avoid doing things that aren’t directly engineering. Web sites are not our kind of engineering, so it took us some time to build momentum to change it, but we feel we did it right. Partnering with Hinge, a branding and marketing firm specializing in the A/E/C industry, we studied who we… Read More

An old lesson holds true

When I was an intern, I worked on a project at a local university. The head of facilities engineering passed on some sage advice: “The first day a renovated space is open, everyone comments on the finishes and furniture. The next day, they complain about the temperature.” I have apparently said this in the presence… Read More

Google Maps and LEED

When starting off a LEED project, Google’s MyMaps is a helpful tool for determining and documenting many of the Sustainable Sites credits. For our LEED Gold Headquarters, we used MyMaps to determine that we could attain Development Density and Community Connectivity, SSc2, and Alternative Transportation – Public Transportation Access, SSc3.1, and its exemplary point. The… Read More

Eclipse

It’s hard for a bunch of engineers not to geek out on science. So, while not in the path of totality, we were totally enthralled by today’s eclipse. The weather was nice and our headquarters balcony was a prime viewing spot to take in the view with our super-cool viewing glasses.