Amy Florence Fischbach

Articles by Amy Florence Fischbach
Turning Point: EC&M's 2014 Top 40 Electrical Design Firms 
EC&M ranks the biggest electrical design firms in 2014.
Data Center Features Flexible Design and Power Options 
Many of today’s data centers are built on the fast track. Some projects convert old abandoned industrial sites into new sophisticated technology centers.
Kansas State University Expands Bill Snyder Family Stadium 
With the clock ticking, a construction team had eight months to complete the largest athletic project in the history of Kansas State University — the West Side Expansion of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Chobani Builds World’s Largest Yogurt Plant  1

At a million square feet, the world’s largest yogurt plant would have taken two years to complete on a traditional construction cycle. Through a design-build, hyper-track approach, however, Chobani, Inc. constructed its new $450-million plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, in just 10 months.

Mitsubishi Builds Turbine Assembly Plant in Georgia 
A 110-acre tract of land neighboring Savannah, Ga., is now home to Mitsubishi Power Systems America’s (MPSA) first turbine manufacturing and repair facility outside of Japan.
Five Ways to Unleash the Power of BIM 
Paper plans and tape measures were once staples on a construction site. Today, however, firms that aren’t arming their employees with the latest electronic tools and leveraging the power of building information modeling (BIM) may be losing out on work.
Retail Market Gains Traction but Still Stands Below Record Levels 

By Amy Fischbach, Freelance Writer

 

 A turnaround in the housing market often sparks a revival in the retail industry. At this point, there is evidence that’s happening. However, both markets are still not back to pre-recession levels, which is limiting opportunities for electrical contracting firms nationwide.

Naval Hospital Project Raises Bar on Safety and Productivity 
In today’s fast-paced electrical construction industry, it’s not often a project is completed six months ahead of schedule and with no lost time incidents.
Natural History Museum is Heart of New Kansas City Development 
The American Museum of Natural History will soon have a home in the Heartland in Overland Park, Kan.
Office Construction Sector Shows Signs of Strengthening 
Following a plunge in office construction and renovation work in recent years, the market is finally starting to show signs of life again. At this point, however, it’s not a robust recovery.
BIM and Prefabrication Keep Hospital Project on the Fast Track 1
Faith Technologies completes $15-million contract for all of the power and distribution, lighting, and fire alarm systems work for Mercy Health-West Hospital in Ohio
Energy Prices Cause Continual Shift in Power Generation Market
Electric utility construction starts soared to a record high during 2012 but may dip 31% this year to $35 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
Tax Credits Fuel Future of Wind Energy Market
Electrical contractors with the right skills can take advantage of wind sector project opportunities as well as gain maintenance and repair work
Fast-Track Project Demands Labor-Saving Methods 1
Interstates uses prefabrication approach for electrical work on Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredient Technologies project in South Dakota
Photovoltaic Market Rebounds
Photovoltaic (PV) market creates new work for electrical contractors in 2013
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