31.71 Miles of Overhead Transmission Lines

At Indian Head Naval Base, one of the area’s largest military bases by size at 3,500 acres, Summer Consultants was tasked with conducting a study of the existing overhead medium voltage power distribution system. This required the team, including myself, to literally walk (with some driving) the entire base – through woods, rain, and the… Read More

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


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