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…

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…

Sr. Mech/Plumb Engineer Position Available

January 5, 2017By Bob W.Job Openings

We have an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding, creative, and energetic Mechanical/Plumbing engineer interested in growing with the firm.  The right individual can develop this position into the Plumbing Department Head for the company.  Position responsibilities include designing plumbing systems, maintaining plumbing department standards, developing new standards, plumbing design quality control, training junior engineers, and working closely…

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…