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  • A brief and moveable history of aviation security
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    A brief and moveable history of aviation security

    In “the business” – those familiar with the vagaries of aviation security – we too often get so immersed that we lose context. Aviation security is not in fact a steady-state feature of aviation, but a constantly evolving response to moving circumstances.
  • Ted Wheaton joins Ross & Baruzzini
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    Ted Wheaton joins Ross & Baruzzini

    Ross & Baruzzini announces that Ted Wheaton has joined the firm’s Domestic Aviation Group as a Senior Project Manager. Wheaton previously served as VP and Senior Telecomm and Security Specialist with AECOM. In his new position, Wheaton will support the firm’s current systems initiatives at Los Angeles World Airports, as well as provide professional leadership to aviation clients around the country.
  • Add no value
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    Add no value

    I love this short film by Saint Louisan Charles Eames called “Powers of 10.” It demonstrates dramatically the effect of raising the number 10 to successive exponential powers. It was shot in 1968 for IBM and narrated by the Manhattan Project and MIT physicist Philip Morrison.
  • Human comfort issues in the design of emergency operations facilities
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    Human comfort issues in the design of emergency operations facilities

    24/7 operations, long shifts, sedentary work-styles, inflexible workstations, glare and noisy environments are just a few of the problem-elements commonly found in many Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). As governments are placing increased awareness on the need for improving emergency response preparedness, Emergency Response leaders are seeking assistance in designing more intelligent work environments for their employees. These facilities should be designed to address “quality of life” issues associated with 24/7 facilities resulting in stress reducing environments.
  • Ross & Baruzzini relationships & technology fuel opportunities
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    Ross & Baruzzini relationships & technology fuel opportunities

    At Ross & Baruzzini we pride ourselves on both the relationships we build and on the engineering technology that we bring to the table. The recent ribbon cutting for the suburban St. Louis Parkway School District’s grant-funded project to build a fueling station and introduce 30 buses operating on compressed natural gas (CNO) into its fleet received local television coverage. But the bigger story lie in the possibilities Parkway represents expanding America’s search for energy independence and greener fuel alternatives.
  • Prepare for the expected: Improving emergency preparedness
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    Prepare for the expected: Improving emergency preparedness

    We have now entered into spring – the promise of warmer weather, flowers blooming and a goodbye to ice and snow. Unfortunately, that also means we have entered into peak tornado season. As Mother Nature has demonstrated over and over the past few years, tornadoes and other natural disasters can strike at any time. According to Wikipedia, there were over 943 tornadoes reported in the United States in 2013, of which at least 811 have been confirmed.
  • Ross & Baruzzini recipient of two ASHRAE Technology Awards
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    Ross & Baruzzini recipient of two ASHRAE Technology Awards

    Ross & Baruzzini was recently awarded two Technology Awards from the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as part of the organization’s 2013 awards program. Ross & Baruzzini received the honors for its work on the Washington University New Loop Student Living Initiative and Solar Photovoltaic System for the Saint Louis Zoo.  With the win, Ross & Baruzzini is now eligible to compete for a regional award in two divisions.
  • Kathy Kim joins Ross & Baruzzini as Project Manager and Technology Consultant
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    Kathy Kim joins Ross & Baruzzini as Project Manager and Technology Consultant

    Ross & Baruzzini announces that Kathy Kim has joined the company as a Technology Project Manager. Kim will be based in the Los Angeles office and will support Ross & Baruzzini’s transportation consulting and program management practice areas nationwide.
  • ST. LOUIS-based Ross & Baruzzini opens office in Columbia, Illinois
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    ST. LOUIS-based Ross & Baruzzini opens office in Columbia, Illinois

    Ross & Baruzzini, Inc. has opened an office in Columbia, Illinois. The new office provides the personal attention of a local team with the strength of a national leader. The Columbia, Illinois office brings the total number of regional offices to five.
  • Pam Bell participates on programs for the Transportation Research Board Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)
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    Pam Bell participates on programs for the Transportation Research Board Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

    Pam Bell, Senior Technology Consultant with Ross & Baruzzini, recently participated on a panel for the development of Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 93: Operational and Business Continuity Planning for Prolonged Airport Disruptions which “provides a guidebook and software tool for airport operators to assist, plan, and prepare for disruptive and catastrophic events that have the potential for causing prolonged airport closure resulting in adverse impacts to the airport and to the local, regional, and national economy.”

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