ENR Article: “The Top 500 Design Firms: Market Poised for Takeoff”
Vince DiPofi, PE, Chief Strategy Officer at SSOE Group, was featured in ENR’s May 2017 cover story, “The Top 500 Design Firms: Market Poised for Takeoff”. From healthcare reform and regulation changes to the race to rebuild U.S. infrastructure, the article highlights some of the questions and concerns surrounding the industry following the recent election. Although preliminary indicators point to a strong, healthy market and we’ve already seen an increase in private sector jobs, a theme of caution continues to persist. Vince, who has experienced nine presidential elections during the course of his career, comments on the buzz surrounding the election and its effect on the industry. He also discusses how potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have already impacted the automotive market, as seen in postponed spending. Continue Reading →
Above Ground Level Article: “How to Analyze Antenna Mounts to Avoid Costly Consequences”
Michell Miller, PE, Structural Engineer at SSOE Group, and Ismaias Recinos, EI, Structural Designer, co-authored this article featured in Above Ground Level (AGL) Magazine. Miller and Recinos discuss the importance of accurately determining capacity on antenna mounts and suggest a proactive approach to reduce risk often caused by installation errors or deterioration. A full, hands-on mapping is visually confirming, revealing critical defects that could be easily missed with ground mapping, and provides detailed structural information that aids in the comprehensive analysis that follows. Continue Reading →
Health Facilities Management Magazine Article: “Converging Infrastructure Systems”
John Delaney and Mark Smith, Data / Fire / Security Designers at SSOE, were published in Health Facilities Management Magazine on the topic of infrastructure system convergence and how it can save healthcare facilities both time and money. This comprehensive article discusses the ways merging life safety and security systems have proven beneficial, making more information available faster to both healthcare facility employees and first responders. Whether a daily task or an emergency situation, consolidating these auxiliary systems offers several process improvements, including better communication between medical and security staff and quicker transmission of critical, high-quality information, while still maintaining HIPAA compliance. Continue Reading →
Wireless Design & Development Magazine Article: “Distributed Antenna Systems: Fundamentals and Who to Hire”
Evan Baker, Section Manager for SSOE’s multi-disciplined Data / Fire / Security Systems group, was recently published in Wireless Design & Development Magazine. Baker offers over ten years of wireless network and data communication expertise in this perceptive article on in-building infrastructures referred to as distributed antenna systems, or DAS. Although these systems offer improved reliability, they can be a challenge to map out and enable — which is why hiring right is so important. Baker shares his guidelines for choosing the right DAS contractor and “winning in the world of DAS.” Continue Reading →
Data Center Journal Article: “Case Study: Out-of-the-Box Reliability”
Evan Baker of SSOE Group was recently published in Data Center Journal. Baker, who currently manages the data / fire / security systems group at SSOE and brings over a decade of data center experience to the table, offers his data center reliability know-how in his article “Case Study: Out-of-the-Box Reliability.” Baker highlights three projects in three different market sectors for which SSOE provided data center design and connectivity services. One thing that was static among the differing projects was cost reduction as a result of improved reliability and functionality achieved by variation in data connectivity via integrated voice-data networks and new technologies. Continue Reading →
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