Lightfair International 2019 Adventures

On the 22nd of May, 2019, five members of the electrical engineering team took the early train from DC to Philadelphia to attend Lightfair International 2019. Lightfair is the largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in the world, displaying a wide variety of products such as LEDs, OLEDs, energy-efficient and smart lighting… Read More

ACEC FAPA Recap

I attended the ACEC FAPA* Committee Winter Meeting on 19 February 2019. Agencies shared their perspectives with the engineering community. Agencies presenting included USACE NAVFAC USAF SBA GSA Bureau of Overseas Building   Of particular interest to small businesses was the SBA presentation. Every five years, SBA is to (1) assess industry and determine appropriate… Read More

4 Teams, 18 Sites, 3 Weeks

At Summer Consultants there is never a “typical” job.  Last spring/summer we surveyed and wrote the RFPs for the replacement of fire alarm systems at 18 Army Reserve Centers throughout the Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia region.  The locations varied from a reserve center in Alexandria, Virginia (the backyard of our headquarters) to Franklin,… Read More

I2SL Conference

Last week Amanda and I attended the I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories) conference in Raleigh, NC. There were a broad range of individuals in attendance, including: government, university, and private labs users, health and safety, procurement, and facilities groups lab equipment vendors HVAC and controls equipment vendors sustainability champions architects and engineers The sessions… Read More