Our engineers are demonstrating ground penetrating radar. This technology is of immense importance to architects and contractors who are doing renovations or remodeling. Often, original facility drawings are unavailable or lost.
Ground penetrating radar can identify conduit, reinforcement and other embedded elements. It can also assist in determining the weight-bearing capacity and thickness of concrete slabs.
This video was shot at a retirement community we're working on in Bonita Springs, FL. It's a test of the transfer time of a 1000kW generator.
Code requires that emergency generators complete a full transfer of power within 10 seconds of losing power from the utility, in order to protect the building's occupants.
In the video, we're simulating a loss of power by turning off circuit breakers in the main electrical room. What you'll hear is the electrician counting down before he turns off the breaker. The transfer switch senses the loss of power and sends a signal to the generator.
You'll hear the generator ramp up to speed, then a loud bang, when the transfer switch sends thousands of watts of building load to the generator. And . . . it has to happen within 10 seconds.
This system passed the test with flying colors.
He's not Indiana Jones. Although he could be, if he had the time.
When the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum needed upgraded facilities, who came to the rescue?
Watch PEC's Jarrod Mann's epic engineering adventure.
For several years, we've supported the work of the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse. Thousands of Kansas kids, seniors, and families go hungry. Daily.
We hope you'll join us in contributing to the vital work of the Foodbank. We'll all feel better for it.
We're now using ground penetrating radar on our clients' projects. This technology enables us to "see" what's embedded in concrete slabs or columns.
That information can be invaluable during facility expansions, remodeling or rehabilitation.
Imagine defrosting a 100 year-old, 10-story tall refrigerator. When mechanical engineers decomissioned a cold-storage facility, it took 11 days for the big thaw.
The video above illustrates a process for silo construction called slip forming.
Once we've started, construction continues around the clock. Concrete is poured continuously, and scaffolding is constructed as forms are moved upward by huge jacks. This creates a silo structure that is essentially one piece, without joints or gaps. And that's good, if you're a silo.