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Above Ground Level Magazine Article: “Mount Analysis Case Study: Why Small Modeling Changes Make A Big Difference”

Because small changes in the model can result in large changes to the calculated capacity of an antenna mount, it’s important to use site-specific geometry and loading information. The safety of workers and achieving adequate strength for the mount depend on it.

Michelle Kang, PE, Telecommunications Section Manager at SSOE Group, and Ismaias “Lemmy” Recinos, PE, Structural Engineer, co-authored this article featured in Above Ground Level Magazine. A follow-up to last year’s article “How to Analyze Antenna Mounts to Avoid Costly Consequences”, Michelle and Lemmy discuss the results of a case study, the criteria of which were discovered through their own practice and investigation. The case study analyzes modeling antenna loading on tower structures in six different cases. Results showed the rating on a mount can fluctuate greatly between passing and failing capacities based on a few small changes made to the model. Continue reading →

Area Development Magazine Article: “Streamlining the Construction Project to Deliver Ahead of Schedule and Below Budget”

zimmerman-vdc150New Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for steel technology seamlessly integrates steel design, fabrication, and erection with reduced cost and a faster schedule.

Josh Zimmerman, VDC Steel Section Manager at SSOE, is featured in the November issue of Area Development Magazine. Within, Josh describes how Virtual Design and Construction methodology can be applied to the steel detailing process and result in significant schedule reduction. This is accomplished by creating fabrication-ready models quicker and earlier in the construction workflow—moving the timing of steel detailing to occur congruently with structural design on the project. Two examples are explored in the article, one saving 2.5 months on the construction schedule through early coordination of design and detailing associated with VDC Steel. Continue reading →

Controlled Environments Magazine Article: “Speedy Resolutions to Tough Problems”

Act fast to solve complicated issues in semiconductor cleanrooms.
Gavin Kaleta
, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Gavin Kaleta, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Mechanical Department Manager at SSOE, recently authored an article in Controlled Environments Magazine on how to resolve the ever-present issues that go hand-in-hand with semiconductor cleanrooms. Whether dealing with the demands that go along with initially constructing and certifying a cleanroom or maintaining it, Gavin recommends working with an experienced project team to help determine quick solutions to avoid any hitches in productivity. Continue reading →

Area Development Magazine Article: A Business-Driven Approach to Utility Infrastructure”

Jim Lewis, Electrical Controls Department Manager and Principal at SSOE, recently authored this informative article in Area Development Magazine advising readers to take a business-driven approach to utility projects. Whether your project is driven by production capacity, energy efficiency, regulatory requirements, or environmental sustainability, the ultimate objective is to add value to the business. Jim shares examples showing how a utility challenge can be turned into a business advantage. Continue reading →

Security Systems News Article: “Specifically Speaking with Eric L. Wagner, Sr., NICET”

Eric Wagner, NICET, Data / Fire / Security (DFS) Designer, was featured in a Security Systems News Q&A session on his role, responsibilities, and background. Trained in Six Sigma with nearly 25 years of DFS experience, Wagner shares some of the emerging technologies being used today in video surveillance and mass notification systems. Continue reading →

Modelo Blog Article: “Design Manifestos”

Lauren Collier, Associate AIA, was recently featured on Modelo Blog’s “Design Manifestos” discussing her career path to Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager. With over 10 years of industry experience, Lauren offers a glimpse into her professional journey – from making the decision to study architecture and interning with SSOE, to her evolution into the project execution realm. Now a key member in SSOE’s VDC initiative, she’s responsible for enforcing corporate BIM / VDC standards and developing innovative new technology strategies and processes. Continue reading →