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Classroom Ventilation: Making Schools More Resilient
Read on for an overview about improvements in classroom ventilation by PE Ben du Chalard.
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Diagnosing New Concerns in Historic Facilities: Chown Pella
Read more about the value of TAB troubleshooting in older facilities and the impacts it can have on owner satisfaction.
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Influential Projects: School Security
We wanted to hear about the most influential projects to our Cx and TAB personnel over the past ten years. Read on for more of our Influential projects series.
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Business, Education, and Interns, Part 2
We wrapped up our work-study school year participation with great reviews from all involved.
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The Vancouver Clinic: Navigating Construction During COVID 19
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Cleanroom Performance Tips and Resources
Curious about cleanrooms? Here are a few cleanroom performance tips to help with future project goals.
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Building a Career through Apprenticeships
In this article we review our participation in the JATC program, and the benefits of apprentices to the built environment.
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Business, Education and Interns
NWESI recently joined De La Salle North's Work Study program. Read more here about the program and how we got involved.
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COVID-19 Workplace Requirements: Facility Ventilation
What you need to know to keep your facility and workplace healthy and functional when implementing Facility Ventilation requirements.
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NWESI Year Wrap-Up 2020
We wanted to remember the good parts of this year in our December round up. Read on for some of our team building highlights and hopes for 2021.
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Where in the World 2020
A review of where our team toted their NWESI gear this year.
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PIA Concourse E: Expanding our Horizons
Read about our scope of work on the Concourse E extension, and how our different role gave us time to grow our skills.
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Presenting for the Future
Building paths towards STEM with virtual mentoring and presentation.
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Facing the Pandemic as an Employee-Owned Company
Navigating the pandemic as an employee-owned company.
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Innovation in Infection Control: Dust Carts in Healthcare
Reducing the amount of hospital acquired infections requires care, precision, and dedication by each person involved. Learn how we re-worked our existing resources to better serve the needs of our clients and reduce the chances of hospital acquired infections during facility upgrades.
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In4All: Lessons in Foundations and Marbles with NWESI
In4All gave NWESI the opportunity to teach kids some industry knowledge, and reminded NWESI just how smart kids of all ages are!
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Spending December with NWESI
The month of December was busy for NWESI!
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Fire Smoke Damper Testing: Why it Matters
Verifying these devices work in buildings can make a difference in fire-related events not only for the buildings themselves, but for the people who live and work in them.
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Project Snapshots: Systems and Lessons
An overview of Passive & Active Natural Ventilation Design, Construction, Commissioning & Operation, in two different projects.
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CFMA Portland Suicide Prevention Summit
Mental health issues are not rare, are not a disability, and should not be kept a secret. Let’s focus on changing what we’ve normally swept under the rug. It’s important for us to feel connected and supported…that’s how companies thrive and succeed.
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Dancing to Sustainable Solutions
This event, appropriately titled “Dance your Pants Off” was in support of Sustainable Building Week, and encouraged attendees to bring old jeans for recycling, and an attitude appropriate for wonder and dancing.
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Educator Externship at the NWESI Office
Mid-August saw a group of hard-working teachers descend upon the NWESI office to learn about the technical jobs and career paths offered at our company as part of a Train the Teacher externship.
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“Train the Teacher” Educator Externship at the Association of General Contractors
In late July, NWESI president Tom Prevish presented basic concepts for building HVAC systems in an ongoing series to bring practical applications to Career and Technical Education classes.
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NWESI’s Where in the World? Game
Keeping our team’s excitement level high is a top priority for us here at NWESI.
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Willamette Education Service District: “Train the Teacher” Educator Externship
On Wednesday, June 26, forty-five educators from Salem, Albany, and surrounding areas attended Willamette Education Service District's "Train the Teacher" event.
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WA County Green Business Leaders Roundtable
A recent roundtable event highlighted simple business practices for sustainability.
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OSFMA Annual Conference – Transforming No to Yes
NWESI was once again honored to attend the 2019 Oregon School Facilities Management Associations (OSFMA) Tradeshow. This event continues to provide us with wonderful opportunities to connect with past, current, and future clients that live and work every day in school facilities of all kinds.
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NWESI was presented with the Gold Green Business Award from Washington County’s Green Business Leaders.
NWESI was presented with the Gold Green Business Award from Washington County's Green Business Leaders. Many thanks to Katie Munson and Nancy Christenson for all of your hard work in making this happen, and to the employees for their part in NWESI's sustainability! View our updated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy to learn more about NWESI's sustainable practices.
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06/19/2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy is important to NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc. and its team members. NWESI and its subsidiary, Air Introduction and Regulation, are proud to have received awards from both Washington County and Lane County in green business and sustainability practices.
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NWESI’s Brief Look at HAI’s
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Infection Control Guidelines in February 2017, in a continual effort to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI).
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04/23/2018 – NWESI’s Tom Prevish and Jon McLaren speak at Cx Energy
Integration of renewable energy generation sources, cogeneration, energy storage systems and traditional backup generators, are increasing in importance, due to both decreasing costs and a renewed emphasis on resiliency and community microgrids. This presentation discusses how Owner’s Project Requirements and commissioning plans should be expanded to incorporate Distributed Energy Systems. View the presentation here.
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