Insights: Energy

Arc Flash analysis can prevent catastrophe
Arc Flash analysis can prevent catastrophe

An arc flash explosion can damage equipment or worse cost human lives. It is crucial to follow safety procedures to protect everyone involved.

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Combined 1D/2D modeling can support Emergency Action Planning
Combined 1D/2D modeling can support Emergency Action Planning

Using combined 1D/2D modeling in support of Emergency Action Planning can provide cost-effective, accurate results.

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Top 4 traits of successful Owners Dam Safety Programs
Top 4 traits of successful Owners Dam Safety Programs

If your Owners Dam Safety Program is used as a compliance program, you should rethink the risks you are taking and revise your plan to minimize them.

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Mead & Hunt’s Climate Initiative
Mead & Hunt’s Climate Initiative

It is everyone’s responsibility to respond to climate change, because this will affect everybody—now and for generations to come. We are and will remain actively engaged in integrating climate change mitigation strategies into our planning, engineering, and architecture practice.

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Does FERC still require recreation monitoring?
Does FERC still require recreation monitoring?

Since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Form 80 has been eliminated, under what circumstances does recreation use monitoring still need to occur?

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Quality Control for contractors: lessons learned from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers training
Quality Control for contractors: lessons learned from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers training

Quality doesn’t just happen. It must be carefully planned into every project, from inception through design and construction.

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Hydraulic Steel Structure design: there’s a new code in town
Hydraulic Steel Structure design: there’s a new code in town

The new industry standard for designing Hydraulic Steel Structures seeks to make our dams—and the communities they protect—safer. Mead & Hunt remains committed to keeping on top of all new design standards, codes and regulatory requirements.

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Good QAQC keeps projects out of trouble
Good QAQC keeps projects out of trouble

Nobody wants to have to deal with additional problems requiring more time, money—or worse. Avoiding these types of situations requires thoughtful planning and effort by the project manager and team members alike through a robust Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC) Program.

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Industry-government collaboration tackles tough cost issues
Industry-government collaboration tackles tough cost issues

Cost engineering for construction is a major challenge for Department of Defense agencies. Independent cost estimates, acceptable construction pricing, and authorized amount for projects often vary so much that projects are delayed or canceled. This puts our nation at risk.

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Hydropower license extension—is my project eligible?
Hydropower license extension—is my project eligible?

If you have a license for a hydropower project set to expire in the next 6-10 years, you may be concerned about the looming effort needed to renew the license. These concerns could prompt you to consider ways to extend your existing license.

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