Author: Christina Meyer

Using BIM for Operational Success

If you’ve been keeping up with Hixson’s blog, you know that Building Information Management (BIM) tools can reduce operating expenses and increase productivity. Want to learn more? Check out this …

Electrical Devices in Hazardous Locations

Manufacturers working with flammable or combustible liquids, gases or dusts are required to install electrical systems that address the hazards posed by these materials. When ignitable concentrations of gas or …

Seeing the Whole Picture with 360° Views

Over the past decade, Hixson has been on the forefront of using advanced technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) on our projects. 360° cameras are …

Design Lab 2018

Design LAB (Learn And Build) is a program of project-based education presented by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC).  The program partners volunteer design professionals with students in classrooms from …

Open Offices: Not Right for All But May Be Right for You

For years, open offices have been promoted as a way to improve collaboration and productivity among the workforce. Yet a recently published report from Harvard researchers shows that the opposite …

A Hixson Innovation Incubator Story

To promote cleanability, and therefore food safety, door frames should be installed prior to wall installation when renovating an existing facility. This is especially important for hollow metal frames and …

Hixson at 70: Our Leaders Past and Present

In June, Hixson announced that Greg Hammond has become Hixson’s newest CEO and President, having assumed that role upon the retirement of Wick Ach. Did you know that in addition …

BIM Models: Providing Value Long After Project Completion

Your facility’s upgrade or renovation project is complete. The architecture/engineering and construction crews have left the building and operations are in full swing.  Rather than just filing those models created …

Five Factors Influencing Underground Detention

Recently, a Hixson client wanted to expand their building over an existing parking lot, and then to convert an existing detention pond into a parking lot to re-gain those lost …

Start-Up on the Right Note

The June issue of Hixson’s From Experience newsletter explores why the successful start-up of utility systems and verification of performance is vital to ensure that critical systems function as designed …