To Filter or Not To Filter…..

November 27, 2017By Bob W.Job Site Visits, News, Technical No Comments

Cooling towers and condenser water systems are high maintenance systems.  They get dirty quickly, and if you do not keep up with the cleaning, the dirt can accumulate in your cooling tower basins and get drawn into your condenser water piping system.  Once the condenser water is contaminated, it can reduce the operating efficiency and…

NFCU Campus Development Update

October 6, 2017By Bob W.Job Site Visits, News, Project Updates No Comments

Furniture Being Installed on the First Floor Monumental Stair Connecting First & Second Floors in Progress Furniture Installation on the East Side of the First Floor The new NFCU Annex facility is “closed-in” and the interior finishes are being installed.  Furniture is being moved in and set up on two of the four floors and…

Amazing Progress at the NFCU Campus Development

May 31, 2017By Bob W.Job Site Visits, News, Project Updates No Comments

NFCU Campus Development – Vienna, Virginia Work is progressing furiously at the new Annex facility on the NFCU Campus Development Project.  Curtain wall systems are being installed, the roofing is underway and the building should be weather-tight soon.  Interior wall construction, raised floor installation, and the MEP infrastructure systems are all about 70% complete. The…

A Building Appears!

December 5, 2016By Bob W.Job Site Visits, Project Updates No Comments

NFCU Campus Development – Vienna, Virginia Headed over to the NFCU Campus Development job site this afternoon for a meeting with the lead commissioning engineer.  We had a productive meeting regarding the preparation for the commissioning efforts and then took a few minutes to check out the progress on the site. The main roof slab…

Job Site Surprise!

January 7, 2016By Bob W.Job Site Visits

While walking the job site at the Television & Film Archive in Santa Clarita, I discovered this 5 foot long local resident!  His hissing and coiled raised head stopped me in mid stride.   His “welcoming” demeanor motivated me to execute a quick “advance-to-the-rear” maneuver!   We engineers can move pretty quickly when properly encouraged! You…

Demolition Has Started!

November 16, 2015By Bob W.Job Site Visits, Project Updates

  It is very exciting to see that the old buildings on the recently acquired NFCU site are finally coming down in preparation of the site work needed to support the new 250,000 S.F. Annex building.   Over the next two years this site will be completely transformed to accommodate both the 4 story office building…

Big “Rig”

July 24, 2015By Bob W.Job Site Visits

The time for some heavy lifting is scheduled to happen over the next few days.   One of the tower cranes is finally coming down and will need to be carefully disassembled and lowered to the transport trucks.  Quite a job for the rigging contractors and the transport team.  Check out this amazing crane and…

Sky Views

April 15, 2015By Bob W.Job Site Visits

Roof Work in Dallas! Sometimes our site work leads us up to the roofs of very tall buildings.  This is not a place most people are ever allowed to go!  It can be a real treat and you have to pause, before diving into the work at hand, to at least look around at the…