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…

WN/FM Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2017By LisaCompany Events, News No Comments

Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with family and friends to celebrate our gratitude for each other and all the meaningful moments in our lives.  A Thanksgiving meal is about family – the kind you’re born with, and the kind you choose. Williams Notaro and FM Studios have been sharing office space and working together…

Good Friends

November 1, 2017By Bob W.News No Comments

Our philosophy at Williams Notaro has always been to emphasize our relationships with project team members and not to focus only on the work.  During my tenure as a consulting engineer, I have met many interesting people.  Every once in a while, you meet a very special person who you quickly connect with and, over…

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…

Still Want an EPA Energy Star Rating for 2017?

September 25, 2017By Bob W.News, Technical No Comments

If you do, then the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Energy Star announcement should be great news!  The EPA has decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications for a 2017 Energy Star Certification to Friday, December 15, 2017.  That is much later than the normal end of year deadline.  Applications received by December 15th, provided…

Do or Do Not, There is no Try

June 5, 2017By LisaHuman Resources, News No Comments

This simple piece of wisdom imparted to Luke by Yoda has significant meaning in today’s world focused on “result oriented” and “bottom line” meanings of productivity. Yoda is talking about effort and the value of taking pure and simple actions to do what must be done; he is talking about taking action even when we…

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-19 LED Conversion Analysis

April 17, 2017By Brandon WilsonNews, Technical No Comments

In November 2011, Williams Notaro took a chance and decided to replace 13 pendant light fixtures in our office, that were using 60W incandescent A-19 light bulbs, with new (back then anyway) 8W LED A-19 light bulbs.  The LED bulbs were considered the 1st generation of viable A-19 LED retrofits and, back in that time period,…

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…