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The New Hub and Spoke Model: Redirecting the Flow of Patient Care

 

For the past two decades, many healthcare providers have been developing networks of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings to provide care to their patient population. Depending upon the size and scope of the provider, these networks...

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Aug 17, 2017

Civil Engineering: Building a Solid Foundation for Design-Build (D-B) and Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) Projects

 

Since 1965, Haskell has been a pioneer in the integrated delivery of architecture, engineering and construction projects. Much of Haskell’s success in completing comprehensive D-B and EPC projects on time and on budget comes from the bedrock of...

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Jul 24, 2017

Air Flow Design: The Common Oversight in Food Plants | Part 2/4

 

While we understand there are many nuances to airflow design and unique considerations based on the type of facility, layout of the facility and what is being produced in it, some of the common considerations that apply to most facilities...

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Jul 17, 2017

How Much Water Does it Take to Make a Hamburger?

 

Here’s a question most consumers don’t ponder when diving into their favorite greasy cheeseburger: how much water did it take to make this?

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Jul 07, 2017

5 Strategies to Ensure Integration in Packaging Line Automation

 

In the world of packaging, it takes a wide array of machinery and systems, made by different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to successfully and efficiently produce goods. Many OEMs are only capable of supplying their piece of the...

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Jun 26, 2017

Using Emulation to Maximize ROI

 

The ability to guide clients with data-driven decisions that maximize their return on investment is critical in any manufacturing environment. Would you like to see your system long before start-up? Is it beneficial to identify line control...

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Apr 24, 2017

Garage or Destination: The Aesthetic Evolution of Parking Structures

An Urban Designer's Perspective

 

Autostadt Automated Parking Garage Towers, Wolfsburg, Germany. Designed by Ray Hole Architects.

 

Our car centric society continues to dictate the need for parking. If unimaginative plans are repeatedly accepted,...

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Mar 30, 2017

How to Use Simulation for System Improvement

 

 

With any processing plant, an uncertain future presents unique challenges when managing capacity for growth. Will adding or updating equipment increase efficiency or create new obstacles? Does your facility require a costly CapEx project...

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Mar 22, 2017

How Nutrient Recovery Systems Offer Municipalities a Win-Win

 

What if the owners of municipalities could simultaneously help the environment and create a money revenue stream that could offset costs?

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Mar 16, 2017

Air Flow Design: The Common Oversight in Food Plants | Part 1/4

 

In the process of developing a design for a food production facility, there are so many things for an owner/operator to consider: capital financing, access to raw materials, proximity to distribution points, layout of process equipment, future...

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Feb 21, 2017

Project Spotlight: Anheuser-Busch Completes its Largest North American Project for 2016

 

When Anheuser-Busch, the world’s largest beer producer, broke ground on a $175 million expansion to their Metal Container Corporation plant in Jacksonville, FL in March 2016, they promised to provide 75 new jobs and a completed facility by...

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Feb 13, 2017

Haskell Presents at American Craft Spirits Association Annual Conference

 

On February 16th and 17th, representatives from craft distilleries from all over the United States will descend on Nashville, Tennessee, for the annual American Craft Spirits Association conference. Among the scheduled presenters for the event...

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Feb 08, 2017

Beyond Metrics: The True Roles of an Effective Safety Professional

 

Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment should be one of the core operating principles of every AEC firm. In addition to ensuring compliance with OSHA requirements on the job site, it takes much more to develop and champion internal...

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Jan 23, 2017

Best of Haskell 2016

 

2016 is over. Throughout the year, we posted engaging blogs, new projects, breaking news, informative videos and thought-provoking papers.You clicked. We listened.

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Jan 13, 2017

3 Production Analytics & Data Tools that Maximize ROI

 

Are you looking for ways to maximize the return on investment in your facility? Most manufacturers are. With this client concern in mind, our System Analytics team developed three tools to help you make data driven decisions that will protect...

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Jan 10, 2017

The Power of Color Codes: Translating Process to Automation

 

How do you translate process design knowledge to other disciplines in a timely fashion? Our process engineering team must demonstrate to the client exactly how their new systems will work.

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Nov 07, 2016

7 Costly Pitfalls of Inventory Management

 

How do you balance unknown demand and varying supply lead times while meeting expected service levels? 

 

Since each facility is different, this can be a complex question to answer. However, the first step to meet this challenge is to...

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Aug 04, 2016

P3: The New Way to Fund Higher Education Facilities

 

As a post-secondary professional, your overall goal is to develop a campus experience that attracts and retains students. Unfortunately, government cutbacks and pushback from students on high tuition can get in the way of that goal.

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Jun 29, 2016

5 Questions with Project Delivery Method Expert Mike Schmieder

 

With over 35 years of experience as a practicing architect, Mike Schmieder has successfully completed hundreds of projects utilizing all the methods of project delivery: Design-Bid, CM at Risk, Design-Build, and Integrated Design-Build Enjoy...

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Apr 14, 2016

5 Questions with Water Design-Build Expert Bryan Bedell

 

Bryan Bedell, Division Leader of Haskell's Water Division, takes a moment to answer five questions about key issues for utility owners and how the right approach can relieve their challenges. Enjoy this conversation with Bryan.

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Mar 22, 2016

Are you calculating OEE accurately?

 

There are several high stake considerations consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers must take into account when building and maintaining operations. Productivity of an operation can be measured using Overall Equipment Effectiveness or OEE....

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