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Jul 25th 2019

What Do 5G Towers Look Like? And Other Common Questions

The excitement around the “fifth generation” of cellular network technology has been building for years. Now that 5G is finally starting to be implemented, new questions are surfacing from your management and C-suite team. How will 5G change the way we connect with customers? What do 5G towers look like? When is 5G really coming? Are we ready? Let’s shed some light on common questions that organizations may face in the near future about 5G. 5G is set to improve […] Read More »

Jul 15th 2019

Electrical Engineering Services and Green Practices

How Electrical Engineering Services Are Embracing Green Practices More clients today are asking for projects to incorporate sustainable (green) design principles in the electrical engineering plans. Whether that comes in the form of innovative electricity sources, more efficient systems for heating and cooling or new solar power designs, sustainability is playing a major role in how we power buildings.  What is Driving the Demand for Sustainable Electrical Engineering Services? Many factors contribute to the increased demand for sustainability in electrical […] Read More »

Jun 28th 2019

Solar Engineering Consultants Reveal 3 Costly Solar Mistakes

Many unique factors affect the design of an optimal solar array. Over the past 15 years, KMB’s solar engineering consultants have witnessed many promising solar projects undercut by costly mistakes. Being mindful of the following three potential solar pitfalls will help you to avoid these common reasons for underperforming installations.  1. Only Going With the Cheapest Quote Energy prices are on the rise, but installing solar panels for your organization is a great way to reduce your energy bills for […] Read More »

Jun 21st 2019

Sustainable Building Design Principles On Office Wellness

How Sustainable Building Design Principles Impact Workplace Wellness? In today’s competitive workplace, employees are evaluating all aspects of a job before making employment decisions. Salary, benefits, culture and function are all major factors, but increasingly job applicants are looking for wellness initiatives built into their workplace experience. In a space that often leaves employees feeling stressed, stiff and sick, sustainable building design principals can help to mitigate these kinds of problems —  and make an employer more attractive to job […] Read More »

Jun 13th 2019

KMB Completes MEP Engineering Design Work to Enhance Monmouth Service Area

KMB Design Group recently completed the MEP engineering design work at Garden State Parkway (GSP) Mile Marker 100 in Wall Township, New Jersey. This busy service area will give travelers more than just a convenient break from the road on their way to the shore this summer. The Monmouth Service Area, which is located at the 100 mile marker on the GSP -a 172.4 mile limited-access toll road that runs the length of New Jersey from Cape May to the […] Read More »

Jun 4th 2019

Building Information Modeling for Sustainable Building Design

In construction, building information modeling for sustainable building design helps engineers more accurately establish a schedule and calculate costs for a project. Engineers use building information modeling (BIM) to construct a ‘virtual’ building, where they can analyze the feasibility of a project cost-effectively. BIM also effectively demonstrates the impact of incorporating sustainable building practices on the overall design process and final construction project. BIM-based projects still produce traditional design deliverables. But their true impact goes well beyond that. BIM offers […] Read More »

Apr 26th 2019

What Is Sustainability In Building Design?

Whether you’re designing a new building or renovating a current structure, there’s more to a building than just getting the job done fast. Today, more organizations are requesting green building techniques, with innovative methods that blend efficiency, affordability, durability and style. When we look at the specifics of what constitutes sustainability in building design, it will vary from building to building, but some overarching concepts apply. Approximately 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions come from buildings. More and more […] Read More »

Preparing for 5G Small Cell Deployment

As we’ve covered in depth in previous articles, the next major step in wireless networking is the much anticipated 5G network. Promising faster speeds, higher bandwidth,and lower latency, 5G technology is closer to being a reality and opening the door to revolutionary innovations. But, the transition to this next era of wireless service will require a major investment in network infrastructure. To prepare, organizations will be relying on widespread, strategic 5G small cell deployment. However, that may not be as […] Read More »

Apr 19th 2019

What is the Best Photovoltaic System Design for Your Organization: Rooftop, Ground or Carport?

Early on in your PV planning process, you’ll be asking a lot of questions to determine what type of commercial photovoltaic system design would work best for your organization. Is rooftop PV going to provide more ROI than a ground-mounted solar system? What about PV carports? How do you determine which kind of photovoltaic installation makes more sense than the other? When deciding which photovoltaic system design is best for the long term, any commercial organization seriously considering a commercial […] Read More »

Apr 5th 2019

OSP Engineers Offer Insights on 5G’s Impact on Businesses

Does your business have a plan in place for the 5G network transformation? While every business has different goals, understanding the needs of the end user is an important factor in building a successful business strategy for 5G. In this post, our telecom and OSP engineers have the insight on how 5G will impact businesses—and how to support the much anticipated rollout. How Can OSP Engineers Help Businesses Leverage 5G Promises Outside Plant Engineers, or OSP engineers hold the primary […] Read More »