SSOE Group Providing Engineering and Design Services for Toyota’s First U.S. Automotive Battery Manufacturing Plant

TBMNC will Produce Lithium-Ion Batteries for 1.2 Million Electrified Vehicles Annually LIBERTY, North Carolina, June 24, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is proud to announce that it has been selected by Toyota to provide engineering and design services in support of the automaker’s first U.S. automotive battery plant, named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC), further extending their 20-plus year relationship. Continue Reading →

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are something that everyone should be aware of. While you may not be exposed to them on a daily basis, you should understand what potentially infections materials are and how exposure occurs. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. In addition to Bloodborne pathogens, you should also be aware of Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) such as bodily fluids. In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, an employer must meet the requirements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) where employees are likely to be exposed to such hazards. Continue Reading →

Mental Health Toolbox Talk

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry has the second-highest rate of suicide in the U.S. There are approximately 123 suicides per day. That breaks down to one death by suicide every 12 minutes. In construction, it is typical for us to discuss physical safety on a daily basis. The focus of our work plans has been on keeping ourselves and our co-workers safe from bodily harm. What we have not typically talked about is our mental health. When you see someone physically struggling with a task, do you stop them and ask them if they need help? What about our mental state and the ability to perform the task at hand? Do we conduct a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) to see what hazards are floating around in our heads that day? When we see someone emotionally struggling, do we stop them and ask them if they need help? Continue Reading →

SSOE’s Lauren Collier Conducts Autodesk BIM / VDC Master Class

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 23, 2022 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, announced today that Lauren Collier, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Department Manager, has been selected to conduct an Autodesk Master Class for those currently pursuing or interested in advancing their career in BIM / VDC—a growing profession. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group Makes Huge Rankings Jump as one of the Fastest-Growing Architectural, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting Firms in the U.S.

Firm Ranks #34 in 2022, Reflecting an Increase of 59 Spots over 2021 Results TOLEDO, Ohio, June 10, 2022 – SSOE Group, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, has again been named a “Hot Firm” by management consulting and research firm Zweig Group. This ranking signifies that SSOE is one of the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. Firms are ranked by a score comprised of both dollar and percentage revenue growth rates over a three-year period. Established over 20 years ago, this ranking is the only list celebrating and honoring growth in the industry. SSOE’s new #34 ranking reflects an increase of 59 spots over the 2021 list results. Continue Reading →

Daylight Saving Time – When Does the Time Change

Ready to leap forward? Daylight Saving Time 2022 will begin for most of the U.S. on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 a.m. Continue Reading →