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When T&D Foundation Construction Gets Messy: Early Collaboration Provides Best Value

A communicative, adaptive philosophy is necessary for foundation design and construction success. Part 3 of a three-part article on power delivery foundations.

Dean Stange: A Lifetime of Learning and Mentoring

From T&D World: Dean Stange is principal electrical designer in the Denver office of Stanley Consultants. He has been with the company for 47 years and is a revered mentor, training scores of engineers on the growth and evolution of overhead and underground power line design.

Power Line Foundations and Substation Footprints: Expect the Worst, Design for the Actual

Foundation considerations for transmission lines, distribution lines and substations must begin early in the project. Part 2 of a three-article series on power delivery foundations.

Member Spotlight: Environmental Engineer Becky Svatos

SWE Senior Life Member, Becky Svatos of Stanley Consultants, has been recognized as the Senior Engineer of the Year by Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC).

Transmission Foundation Engineers Probe Underground Dangers First

Throw out the decades-old rule of thumb of one bore per mile. Part 1 of a three-article series on power delivery foundations.

A Formula for Sloping Ground Pole Setting

This paper outlines the most common events that cause premature failure of pole structures, especially on sloping terrain, and provides pole line design engineers a proven method for calculating proper pole setting depth and location on slopes.

Larry Head Joins Stanley Consultants as Energy Business Leader

DENVER — Larry Head has joined Stanley Consultants as a vice president and the firm’s energy business leader. In this position he will lead the firm’s energy business and serve on the firm’s strategic leadership team. Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants provides environmental, engineering, and construction services worldwide.

Case study: HVAC system conversion includes remote monitoring

A government facility’s HVAC system was overhauled to make it more efficient and cost-effective.

Case study: Flexible, reliable HVAC system

A quiet, efficient, and flexible HVAC system replaced an older one in this government office building.

Stanley Consultants' Gayle Roberts Leaves an Inclusive Legacy

January 2019 | When faced with a lack of options, Roberts made a habit of making her own. There weren’t many female chemical engineering majors at Iowa State University in 1976, but she coached and tutored her chemistry dorm mates who weren’t as adept at the material as she was even though she hadn’t yet decided to pursue that major herself.

Dan Miller, Bob Henry Featured In Storm Water Solutions Magazine

Storm Water Solutions | June 2018.

Stanley Engineers Tour University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator

Visiting the nation’s premier driving simulation research and development facility.

A Road Map to Large Program Military Construction Success

The Military Engineer | By Tom Karnowski, P.E., PMP, M.SAME, and Richard Stump, AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME

OCEA-mazing: Five Projects, Five Brilliant Innovations

Each of the finalists ASCE’s 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award ranks among the most impressive new engineering projects in the world. By Ben Walpole, ASCE News.

Pure Power: Knowing When and How to Parallel Generators

Pure Power is a quarterly publication for engineers and contractors involved in electrical control systems, emergency building systems, fuses and circuit breakers, surge-suppression devices, motor controls and drives, wiring and electrical distribution systems, power monitoring devices, UPS, and lighting systems.

University of Iowa Honoring Former Chair Emeritus Dick Stanley and His Wife Mary Jo

December 8, 2017 | The University of Iowa is honoring our former Chair Emeritus Dick Stanley and his wife Mary Jo, for their generous donation to the university’s museum of art.

Loveland Downtown Projects Prompt Changes to Street Improvement Plan

December 4, 2017 | Stanley Consultants Collaborating with Loveland on Street Modernization

Municipal Utility Saves Major Costs with Effective Risk Management

December 1, 2017 | When commissioning completed in August 2017, all those involved with the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant sulfur dioxide (SO2) scrubber and activated carbon injection system project were pleased with the results.

Exit 12 Plan Advances but Funding Remains Uncertain

December 1, 2017 | Stanley Consultants Studies Easing Congestion at Busy Ruby Road Exit

It's a Two-Way Street

November 30, 2017 | The benefits to be gained from a good mentor relationship have the potential to outweigh education, natural ability, and even luck.

Built From Below

November 30, 2017 | The $95-million effort to first widen and then replace the 1,315 ft long Fox River Bridge, in Elgin, Illinois, faced myriad obstacles, including the need to avoid causing traffic delays on a busy stretch of Interstate 90.

Performing PV System Feasibility Studies Correctly

Learning objectives •Know when solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are an option for the building client. •Learn how to calculate the feasibility of specifying PV systems for a building. •Calculate return on investment for alternative-energy PV systems.

Rocky Mountain Splendor

November 1, 2017 | This Rocky Mountain home is in ski country, Steamboat Springs, Colorado (pop. 12,088), which lies in the northwest part of the state.

Six Steps for Designing Ground Heat Exchangers

Designing ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) HVAC systems require careful consideration of system configuration and the ability to clearly navigate the design paths within the owner’s budget. Learning objectives: •Understand the basic concepts and equipment of a ground-source heat pump system. •Review key elements of ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) design. •Understand maintenance and operations requirements for GCHP and incorporate them in the design.

Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards

Designers must account for several special constraints when mitigating arc flash hazards. Learning objectives •Know the codes and standards as they apply to arc flash. •Learn about the various products and systems that can help mitigate arc flash. •Understand how arc-resistant switchgear can redirect energy away from personnel.

How to Perform a Pipe Stress Analysis

Learning objectives •Define and evaluate the pipe stress analysis process. •Understand pipe stress analysis. •Learn how to model a piping system and pressure design basics.

Improving Distribution Systems in the Caribbean Hurricane Zone

Smart grids and microgrids are trendy in the transmission and distribution markets these days. But in the Caribbean, island nations have been operating their own distributed energy and microgrids for a long time.

A Breath of Cleaner Air on the Lake Michigan Shore

Working on a small patch of land bordered on one side by Lake Michigan and on the other three by the small city of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the team tasked with the installation of a state-of-the-art air quality control system on Unit 5 of Alliant Energy’s Edgewater Generating Station faced, and overcame, unique challenges.

In Upstate New York, How Modernizing an Installation Took Shape

By leveraging the benefits of a collaborative master planning effort, and through calculated expansion projects over a multi-year period, Fort Drum and Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield are primed for the 21st century. By Lt. Col. Kevin Lovell, PMP, M.SAME, USA (Ret.), and Bradley Pankow, P.E., PMP, M.SAME
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