New Equipment Digest Article: “Insights into Cleanroom Humidification Challenges”

New Equipment Digest Article: “Insights into Cleanroom Humidification Challenges”
Dewayne Galyon, Basebuild Technical Specialist at SSOE, offers insights into cleanroom humidification challenges in this New Equipment Digest article. While there are numerous complex cleanroom challenges, humidity is a major factor in keeping cleanrooms free of electrostatic charge and moisture. Within the article, Dewayne explains how it takes a seasoned professional to analyze various changes and determine which are indicative of deeper issues and which are the result of a small change in operating. He then goes on to speak to the humidification specific challenge and the solutions. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering Article: “2018 Plant Construction Survey: Rising Rate of Food & Beverage Plant Renovations / Expansions.”

Food Engineering Article: “2018 Plant Construction Survey: Rising Rate of Food & Beverage Plant Renovations / Expansions.”
Sam Thurber, PMP, Senior Project Manager, and Jens Ebert, PE, PMP, Division Manager at SSOE Group, were recently featured in this article in Food Engineering magazine. Based on the publication’s annual survey, expansion and renovation projects in 2017 far surpassed the number of new construction projects—accounting for 73.8% of all food and beverage projects reported. Many in the industry attribute this to companies wanting to meet regulatory requirements, get products to market more quickly, and meet production demand. Continue Reading →

IMPO Magazine Article: “When You Don’t Want to Be Interrupted”

IMPO Magazine Article: “When You Don’t Want to Be Interrupted"
Corey Zachel, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Section Manager and Senior Associate at SSOE, recently authored an article published in Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation Magazine (IMPO) that explains how to avoid shutdowns at manufacturing facilities. In this industry, repairs are inevitable, however complete shutdowns can create a major loss in revenue. Zachel writes that careful planning and tracking, data from previous work, as well as preparing for the unexpected can all help to lessen the chance of a shutdown. Continue Reading →

Area Development Article: “The Team…and the Timing When Making a U.S. Location Decision”

Area Development Article: "The Team...and the Timing When Making a U.S. Location Decision"
Alexandra Segers, Dip.-Ing, Program Manager and International Senior Account Executive at SSOE, and General Manager of the firm’s Southeast U.S. operations, was recently featured in Area Development where she shares her advice for picking the best time to select a site location for a new project. The site selection phase will lay the groundwork for the design and construction phases that follow. Therefore, it is important that the team enlists the help of an expert consultant to ensure the site location is managed correctly. Continue Reading →

Manufacturing Automation Magazine Article: “Insights to Capture the Full Benefit of Laser Scanning”

Manufacturing Automation Magazine Article: “Insights to Capture the Full Benefit of Laser Scanning"
Mark LaBell, BIM / CAD Technical Leader, recently authored an article on laser scanning featured in Manufacturing Automation Magazine. Within, Mark discusses how laser scanning speeds up a project, reduces costs, and improves safety. Although there are challenges when adjusting laser scanning for specific projects, he writes that understanding project goals is key. Laser scanning is quickly becoming the go-to tool for reality capture—replacing the time consuming and less accurate method of manually recorded field measurements and ultimately creating an incredibly realistic and detailed 3D model. The article dives deeper into insights and benefits of using this innovative technology.  Continue Reading →