Food Engineering Article: “Balancing Capital Investment with Long-Term Sustainability Goals”

Food Engineering Article: “Balancing Capital Investment with Long-Term Sustainability Goals”
Ken Gruenhagen, PE, PMP, Division Manager in SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products Division, is featured in a recent issue of Food Engineering. The article explains the importance of food processors evaluating what they need, both now and in the future, to ensure each part of their line will enable them to meet current and future sustainability goals. Within, Ken discusses the importance of making a proper investment in training to support newer technology. If the company fails to do this, the time required to diagnose and address issues can quickly negate the improved efficiencies that the more complex equipment provides. Additionally, he emphasizes the significance of ease of changeover between products—as a result of a discontinued product or modification, shorter production runs, or a change in packaging—must be considered as it has a large impact on line availability. Continue Reading →

Area Development Article: “Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design / Construction Costs”

Area Development Article: “Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design / Construction Costs”
Mary Stepnick, AIA, PMP, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Senior Vice President, along with Todd Alsdorf, PE, Senior Vice President of Innovation, both of SSOE Group, recently authored an article in Area Development on Collaborative Project Delivery (CPD), a Lean concept that includes seven essential elements that reduce waste, compress schedules, lower costs, and improve satisfaction for team members and clients. In this article, they give insights into four of those seven elements to optimize project success. Continue Reading →

Area Development Article: “The Value of Laser Scanning to Your Food Facility Project”

Area Development Article: “The Value of Laser Scanning to Your Food Facility Project”
Mike Vetter, PE, PMP, Senior Project Manager and Senior Associate for SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products (FCP) Division, recently authored an article in Area Development. In this article, he discusses how capturing the data of an existing food processing facility though laser scanning can help with the buildout of a new or customized operation. Continue Reading →

College Planning & Management Article: “The Planning and Design of Workforce Development Centers”

College Planning & Management Article: “The Planning and Design of Workforce Development Centers”
Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Principal and Architectural Department Manager for SSOE’s Healthcare, Commercial, and Education (HCE) Division recently authored an article in College Planning & Management. In this article, he shares best practices in the design of workforce development centers in higher education settings. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering Article: “How to get the most out of sensors”

Food Engineering Article: “How to get the most out of sensors”
Ryan Beat, PE, Senior Electrical Engineer in SSOE’s Food and Consumer Products Division, is featured in a recent Food Engineering issue. The article explains how sensing technologies can detect small inequalities in food and beverage production which humans may not notice. Within, Ryan discusses the importance of having sensors that can operate in any hostile chemical environment. Continue Reading →