Design-Build in the Control System Environment

(Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted in May of 2015. With the uptick we’ve seen in RFPs asking for proposals for design-build approaches, both in the industrial and municipal water/wastewater fields, we thought it was a good time to repost this important information) Design-Build in the Control System Environment Design-build is a project delivery system…

Details

7 Steps to Gird Yourself Against Ransomware

(Editor’s Note: The following was originally published by Smart Manufacturing magazine-www.SME.org/smart-and is republished here with their permission.) Twenty seconds passed as my computer screen showed a steady stream of system files being locked, one by one. An employee had called and requested help because he couldn’t seem to access a file he needed. I discovered,…

Details

Automation EPC, Part 2

By Greg Graves Part one addressed a definition/overview of the term, automation EPC (engineer-procure-construct) focused on the technical capabilities of our company and other large-scale automation firms: professional services, system integration, network & cyber security, electrical & instrumentation construction services, and field service support, to name a few.  These are the things we do. Based on the popularity…

Details

Three Characteristics of the Best Project Managers

by Tom York, Vice President of Strategic Projects (Editor’s Note: Tom has 4 decades of experience in project engineering, plant engineering and maintenance management, and executive management of system integration and construction implementation for design-build projects.) One of the major challenges project owners face when selecting a firm to execute their project is judging the…

Details