by Robert C. McCue, PE; E. Mitchell Swann, PE; and Michelle N. Delehanty, PE Where is the critical path? This is one of the questions most often asked concerning schedule analysis. For some types of projects it is easy to anticipate where the critical path should be; for instance in high-rise building construction, the critical
Mitch Swann, P.E., MDC Systems®, is named to Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council. The UCC Review and Advisory Council was established by Act 106 of 2008. Appointed by the governor, the 19-member council is drawn from various construction industry trades and professions and local government. The council is charged with making recommendations
By E. Mitchell Swann, PE A hot topic in the industry today is the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The IoT is the use of “smart” devices, transmitters and systems to facilitate the real time transmission of information, control of equipment and optimized operation of systems; often including or via some Internet-based communication network. The objective
This year’s technical program at the ASHRAE Annual Meeting in beautiful St. Louis consists of sessions designed to inform industry professionals of advances in technology and practices. Mitch Swann, of MDC Systems, is involved in several of these enriching sessions. How to Predict the Long-Term Success of Your Green Design: The Five Characteristics that Determine
MDC Systems® has recently entered the commercial drone industry with its drone for various inspection and engineering evaluation services. The future for the commercial drone industry looks very bright. In 2015 the U.S. commercial drone market size was an estimated $400 million, and by the year 2022 it is projected to grow to over $1 billion.
By Robert C. McCue, PE, MDC Systems® Owners and Contractors should ask the following questions and carefully consider the answers before identifying a new project as Design-Build. It seems that almost every undertaking is now labeled as Design–Build. Is this application well suited for the contract type? Does the design aspect depend on unique or