In 1990, I started as an associate at my old consulting engineering firm, JB&B in New York City. Back then, I was given a desk opposite of a fellow named Bill Muller. Bill had been with the firm 40-odd years, was advanced in age, and was hard of hearing. ... >> More
Aircraft hangar high expansion foam incident
On January 8, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, a civilian contractor lost his life after entering a hangar building in which the high expansion foam system had activated. The system activated at 11:24 am. In January , Investigating Officer COL Robert F. Weaver II created ... >> More
Case Study: New fish-farm combisystem in Colo.
Early in January, we assisted in the start-up of a unique combisystem installation in Southwestern Colorado. The facility consists of two food-production greenhouses that also contain large fish tanks. Each fish tank holds 3,000 gallons, and there are two in each greenhouse. ... >> More
Gender Neutral: Another compelling case for single-stall restrooms
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute reports that more than 150 U.S. universities, including UCLA and NYU, have installed gender-neutral bathrooms to provide a safe environment for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. These single-use restrooms are marked with male and female signs, ... >> More