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BURNS & MCDONNELL

IN THE ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD’S TOP 500 DESIGN FIRMS RANKINGS, BURNS & MCDONNELL WAS RANKED NO. 1 IN THE ELECTRICAL POWER CATEGORY.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, CHILLING STATION 7. PHOTO CREDIT: FLINTCO, LLC.

all the UT MD Anderson cancer research goes on there, so it’s very, very important they have a utility system which is robust and reliable.” Burns & McDonnell was involved in the project from the early stages of master plan implementation planning. “We were able to really optimize the efficiency and the reliability of the system,” says Mr. Clark. “We took the project from that

70,000 PPH WATER-TUBE STEAM BOILERS.

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master planning stage all the way through design, construction, implementation, and start-up. It was $350 million dollars’ worth of work on a site roughly the size of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, with steam, chilled water, power, and a 138kV electric substation, all of which had to be maintained in operation through planning and phasing and temporary connections, to maintain all the various critical systems. So the degree

of difficulty was a 10.0. I’m very happy to say that it went extremely well, and that the results have been fabulous. Every year they’ve been able to give money back to their customers because of the savings that their system has generated, and their efficiency and their reliability and emissions reductions has gone up exponentially. It’s a huge success story, and one we’re very proud of.”

SOUTH ENERGY CENTER – CHILLED WATER DISTRIBUTION.

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Sustainable Business Magazine Issue 06/16

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