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What to scrutinize when applying hydraulic problem-solving to design

Aging infrastructure is a hot topic in the U.S. We see the federal government working to pass a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill. While most of the focus is on roadway infrastructure, the railroad industry is also dealing with this issue. It has been estimated that up to 60% of all bridge failures result from either scour or other hydraulic causes.

Hanson partnership helps clients plan, prioritize projects

In Hanson’s new overview video, Chairman and CEO Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., talks about how important innovation is to the company, its culture and our clients. “Hanson has made a major commitment to innovation, especially data analytics, and artificial intelligence and robotics,” Satch said.

Living laboratory in central Illinois driving region’s transportation future

Evolving technology and social trends are changing how people and products move. In the automotive industry, both original equipment manufacturers and startups are driving the adoption of connected, autonomous, shared and electric (CASE) mobility trends at rapidly increasing rates. In the future, vehicles of many forms will be more accessible to more people, transportation will be cheaper and more efficient…

Building a future with you in mind

Whether you’ve worked with Hanson before or you’re visiting our blog for the first time, we invite you to watch our newest video. In it, you’ll meet some of our smart, friendly and genuine employee-owners, see a sampling of our projects and learn more about our people, our values and our vision for the future. We worked with St. Louis-based…

Amherst Consulting joins Hanson aviation market

Hanson has completed the acquisition of Amherst Consulting Co. LLC, a full-service engineering consulting firm in Maitland, Florida. Amherst specializes in aviation planning, programming, design and construction services. “By adding Amherst, we can expand our design, construction-phase services and innovative project delivery capabilities for aviation clients in and beyond Florida,” said Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., Hanson’s chairman and CEO. The…

Monitoring-based commissioning empowers building operators

Last year, Hanson initiated an internal monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) project intending to collect real-time data that is pushed to the cloud, where we can perform advanced data analytics on the building automation system (BAS). What does the MBCx process entail, how are these terms defined in MBCx and how does this process benefit building owners and operators? Real-time The first…

Wishing you health and happiness

With the new year approaching, we are eagerly anticipating a fresh, new year filled with health, connection and collaboration. This year has certainly been unlike any we’ve been through before. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us and has influenced how — and where — we work and how we engage with others. But we’ve found new ways to…

‘Facing the HVAC Triple Threat’ webinar available

Hanson’s Wade Conlan shares tips on how to mitigate the spread of viruses indoors With winter weather approaching, cold and flu season arriving and SARS-CoV-2 continuing to infect tens of thousands of Americans each day, many of us are concerned about how to reduce the transmission of viruses indoors … in places such as hospitals, workplaces, schools, restaurants and churches.…

How COVID-19 will affect energy efficiency in buildings now and in the future

Happy Energy Efficiency Day! Particularly if you are one of the hundreds of governments, organizations, corporations and utilities participating in #EEDay2020! Although it has been a wild year, the good news is, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook issued last month, electricity consumption is expected to decrease 2.4% and daily average natural gas usage is forecast…

Past meets future

Revitalizing the Coliseum of Champions The Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum is a 119-year-old historic treasure that has long served as a busy and popular venue for horse and livestock shows, as well as many other events. It is a historically and economically significant building for Illinois and the Springfield area.