Archive of: Engineering Leadership

  • Designing Modern Park Facilities: Part 1 of 3 Internal and External Building Components – The Unsung Heroes of Park Facilities
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    Designing Modern Park Facilities: Part 1 of 3 Internal and External Building Components – The Unsung Heroes of Park Facilities

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA) estimate that Americans visit their local parks and recreation facilities an average of 29 times per year. Forest Park alone attracts 13 million visitors annually, and one-day events such as the Great Forest Park Balloon Race attracts thousands of visitors in a single day. With this type of high usage by the general public, it’s no wonder that park facilities, such as pavilions and comfort stations, can take a real beating and be the unfortunate targets of graffiti and other types of vandalism.
  • Ross & Baruzzini Ranks Among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms for 2018
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    Ross & Baruzzini Ranks Among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms for 2018

    Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce its ranking at No. 278 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual list of the Top 500 Design Firms. This position is up from the firm’s 2017 ranking of No. 309 and is the eighth consecutive year that Ross & Baruzzini has been recognized as a Top 500 Design Firm.
  • The Pantograph Barrier: Part 2 of 4 Effects & Consequences
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    The Pantograph Barrier: Part 2 of 4 Effects & Consequences

    Part two of this four part series examines the reasons why the Pantograph Barrier exists and its effects and consequences.
  • The Importance of Facility Operator Involvement in Design Projects
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    The Importance of Facility Operator Involvement in Design Projects

    Facility Operator involvement during the early conceptual development stage of the design process can have the greatest impact on the project’s ultimate success. The Operators understand their facility better than anyone else and the results of the project will directly affect them. Therefore, their input can be very valuable to the Design Team.
  • Energy and Cost Saving Strategies for Operating Rooms
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    Energy and Cost Saving Strategies for Operating Rooms

    ORs are incredibly profitable when they are active, but healthcare facilities lose money when they are unused. Operating costs for ORs are susceptible to a variety of factors that affect profit such as disposable medical supplies, drug prescription waste, schedule delays, etc. But one money-saving factor is often overlooked: HVAC systems setbacks.
  • Ross & Baruzzini: 65 Years in the Making
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    Ross & Baruzzini: 65 Years in the Making

    This July will mark Ross & Baruzzini’s 65th anniversary and to celebrate we are taking time during the months leading up to the special day to talk about the firm’s past, present and future. As I kick off our 6-month-long celebration I want to remember our founders and share some of my own memories about Dr. Donald K. Ross, Sc. D., P.E. and Joseph Baruzzini, P.E.
  • Megan Huff Named as Market Leader for Rail & Transit Division
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    Megan Huff Named as Market Leader for Rail & Transit Division

    Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Huff as the Vice President and Managing Principal for its division Macro, one of the leading rail, transit and public safety radio systems engineering consultancy firms in the United States.
  • 2017 Rankings Announced
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    2017 Rankings Announced

    Each year, industry publications nationwide release their high-profile rankings of the top design and consulting firms, and Ross & Baruzzini is proud to be continually placed as a top firm. We are even more excited that once again we’ve moved up in the rankings.
  • Delivering High-Performing Student Housing Facilities
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    Delivering High-Performing Student Housing Facilities

    It’s been two years since the Lofts of Washington University opened on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis. The bustling 213,000 square foot mixed-use student housing development was designed to house more than 450 students, provide 220 underground residential parking spaces, and include 22,000 square feet of retail space. The four-building complex also provided a positive environmental impact by adding to the neighborhood green space and educating the community about sustainability in the process.
  • Ross & Baruzzini Acquires CAGE Incorporated
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    Ross & Baruzzini Acquires CAGE Incorporated

    Ross & Baruzzini is proud to announce the acquisition of CAGE, Inc., one of the leading aviation baggage handling consulting firms in the United States. Based in Irving, Texas, CAGE’s primary professional services focus on planning, design, procurement and commissioning of complex automated baggage handling systems, passenger boarding bridges, ground support services and aircraft parking design.

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