The Value of an Internship Program

March 20, 2017By LisaHuman Resources, News No Comments

Meet Joe. Joe is our newest Intern at Williams Notaro. Joe is currently a mechanical engineering student at George Mason University and will graduate in 2018. Joe is gaining valuable experience, developing skills, making important connections, strengthening his resume, learning about the MEP world, and assessing his interests, strengths and abilities. Joe works at WN…

2017 Annual Gathering

February 21, 2017By LisaCompany Events, News No Comments

Every year Williams Notaro & Fanelli McClain celebrate the beginning of a new year and an appreciation for all years past. This year we went to celebrate at Texas de Brazil in Fairfax, VA. The unique dining concept of Texas de Brazil offered us a parade of meats and an extravagant seasonal salad bar and…

VFDs – Are You Missing an Opportunity for Savings?

January 30, 2017By Bob W.News, Technical No Comments

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) used to be expensive, long-lead time items that were only used in systems where the air flow rate or water flow rate was varied or modulated. Now that competitively priced VFDs are readily available, most systems can benefit from this technology and you could be saving energy even in applications you…

Interviewing MEP Engineering Firms

January 17, 2017By Ken NotaroNews, Technical No Comments

The majority of the construction budget for renovations and infrastructure upgrades is usually associated with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems. Therefore, the selection of the MEP Engineering firm should be an important consideration to ensure quality documents that satisfy the client’s technical and financial goals. Engineering services are professional services and thus the…

Energy Conservation Codes at a Glance

January 12, 2017By Chas LoweNews, Technical No Comments

“Green” – that seems to be today’s buzzword.  If someone is not talking about “going green”, they are usually talking about “saving green”.  Contrary to popular belief, our energy codes strive to do both.  Unfortunately, the old adage “You have to spend money to make money” also applies to the energy codes, as compliance may only…

2016

December 28, 2016By Bob W.20th Anniversary, News No Comments

This last week of December, the office is unusually quiet.  The phones are not ringing, people are not lined up at my office door, and even email activity is at a minimum.  It seems to be the perfect time to reflect on this past year, our 20th, and to consider how fast the time has…

The Va Tech Co-Op Program Introduces Me to Consulting Engineering!

December 20, 2016By Ranger TurnerHuman Resources, News No Comments

Over the last seven months I’ve worked in Fairfax Virginia at William’s Notaro & Associates, a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering and consulting firm.  I joined the firm as a co-op student through Virginia Tech’s Cooperative Education & Internship Program.  At the time, I couldn’t find student reviews of similar MEP consulting internships.  As…

If Walls Could Talk

December 13, 2016By LisaNews No Comments

In 2016, The Washington Post left the building that was its home for over half a century and moved to greener pastures. The old building at 1150 15th St. NW was where Princess Diana came to see her friend Katherine Graham and where presidents and prime ministers pushed their issues with editorial writers. This is…

Paintball at Hogback Mountain

November 18, 2016By Brandon Wilson20th Anniversary, Company Events, News No Comments

Brisk morning. The sun starting to peak out around the trees. Clean mountain air and… paintballs whizzing by? As another event celebrating our 20th Anniversary, we decided to mark the woods and each other in friendly games of paintball. Fanelli McClain joined us in the woods making for larger and more interesting games. After splitting…