SSOE’s Senior Recruitment Leader, Deepa Barve, shares the five most important things and perspective she gained while working with a variety of mentors in an article on Careerealism.com. Barve lists the best advice she learned as a mentee as the following: you don’t need a title to influence decisions, learn to recognize mediocrity, pursue excellence (not success), choose the human solution, and you don’t have to be serious to be taken seriously.
Architect Suzan Huff is featured in the April 2014 issue of Pharmaceutical Processing Magazine with an article on storage and space planning for laboratory environments. “Inadequate or misplaced storage space in the modern laboratory becomes that obstinate elephant in the room that everyone must work around, yet no one can seem to come up with an adequate solution to remove.” In order to resolve in the planning stage, Huff outlines the steps to achieving the optimal amount of storage space that’s placed in the most efficient matter — using experience, collaboration, communication, and creativity as key elements for success.
Ed McConnell, PE and Tom Nestor, PE share their expertise in “How to Conduct Arc Flash Studies” that appeared recently in Powergrid International. Each day utility workers run the risk of injury or death from arc flashes. Arc flash studies are a critical means of identifying which areas of an electrical system pose the greatest threats. This article provides detailed guidelines to the two essential parts of arc flash studies: data collection and engineering analysis.
North American Clean Energy Magazine’s March / April 2014 issue features an article by Energy Consultant, Zach Platsis, PMP, CEM. The article sheds lights on the right tools to use when planning your next complex solar energy project. The use of modeling tools and feasibility analysis techniques allows for comparison of alternative project layout and options which can result in more cost-effective and timely project planning and risk evaluation.
Grant Bowers, PE, LEED AP, is featured in a two-part article series in HPAC Engineering Magazine, focused on pairing a Dedicated Outdoor-Air-Systems (DOAS) with a Variable-Refrigerant-Flow (VRF) system to achieve simplified system design and increased efficiencies for institutional buildings.
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