Food Engineering Article: “Protecting against physical violence”

Food Engineering Article: “Protecting against physical violence”
Evan Baker, Data / Fire / Security (DFS) Manager and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, was recently featured in this Food Engineering magazine article. Addressing physical violence in the workplace is a growing priority for all, including food manufacturers, as workplace disasters continue to occur. This article discusses how a building’s design can incorporate many features to detect and keep out threatening people, as well as technology to analyze surveillance footage—freeing up security guards to focus on problem-solving and investigation. Continue Reading →

New Equipment Digest Magazine Article: “Define Your Competitive Advantage through BIM 360”

New Equipment Digest Magazine Article: “Define Your Competitive Advantage through BIM 360”
Lauren Collier, Associate AIA, Department Manager, VDC Global Initiatives and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, recently authored an article in New Equipment Digest. In the article, Lauren discusses the benefits of implementing the BIM 360 cloud-hosted environment, especially now that a great number of project teams are working remotely from their homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. She explains that because of the collaborative accessibility of the platform, all stakeholders can see what is happening in real-time, making it much easier to capture consensus and sign-off at every phase of the project. Continue Reading →

Reliable Plant Magazine Article: “The Value of an Arc Flash Study”

Reliable Plant Magazine Article: “The Value of an Arc Flash Study”
Ed McConnell, PE, Master Engineer and Senior Associate at SSOE, recently authored an article in Reliable Plant magazine. In the article, Ed takes an in-depth look at the increasing importance of considering an arc flash study in the beginning stages of a project. With an early decision, firms can properly price out a bid that accounts for the time and cost of the complex process. Continue Reading →

Kanbanize: “How a Global Project Delivery Firm Increased its Operational Transparency with Kanbanize”

Kanbanize: "How a Global Project Delivery Firm Increased its Operational Transparency with Kanbanize"
SSOE recently partnered with Kanbanize to publish a case study on their implementation of the Kanban Method across the organization. Within, they discuss some of the improvements they’ve seen over the past two years since they started on this journey, improvements that include increased operational transparency, better resource allocation and utilization, and more effective team collaboration. Kanban helps SSOE teams continuously sharpen their Lean mindsets by focusing on increasingly adding value. To read the full case study, click here. Continue Reading →

Reliable Plant Magazine Article: “Lean Project Delivery Optimizes Project Success”

Reliable Plant Magazine Article: “Lean Project Delivery Optimizes Project Success”
Greg Brogley, PE, PMP, Division Manager, Automotive and Manufacturing at SSOE, dives into Lean Project Delivery in this Reliable Plant Magazine article. Within, he shares some of the trends we’re seeing play out across multiple projects, opportunities to optimize efficiency, and how Integrated Forms of Agreement offer shared risk / reward scenarios that encourage a collective vision of success. Greg has a proven track record of ensuring project due diligence, responsiveness to clients, and driving teams to evaluate their process to maximize value and efficiency into the projects he oversees. His overall responsibilities include the direction of industrial facility engineers and architects, as well as direction of the business unit with respect to administration and operation of all manufacturing client projects. To read the full article, click here. Continue Reading →