Four Things You Need to Know About Lab Design Material Selection

Six months after you’ve moved into your sparkling, brand new R&D space is too soon to discover your counters, flooring or cabinets are already becoming spotted with stains from chemicals. … Read more

Your Building Has a Roof? Read EH&S From Experience Now!

OSHA’s Walking and Working Surfaces Standard has been active since the fall of 2017. Yet many facilities remain out of compliance with these regulations, which aim to reduce injuries and … Read more

Hixson Speaks at 2019 Lab Design Conference

Earlier this month, Hixson architects Bryon Sutherly and Paul Thamann spoke on “Maximizing Lab Effectiveness with Purpose-Built Lab Design” at the 2019 Lab Design Conference. The theme for the conference … Read more

April From Experience: Determining Energy Savings Priorities

Rather than tackling energy reductions on a case-by-case basis, Hixson recommends a focused effort on those items that offer the greatest potential to reduce energy consumption. In the April 2019 … Read more

Oil SPCC Plans for Non-Industrial Facilities Part 2: Types of Plans

If applicable, a facility must develop and implement one of three types of plans. Two of the plan types (Tier 1 and Tier 2 plans) can be self-certified by an … Read more

Seven Ways to Separate Process from Storm

Is your plant in compliance with storm water pollutant discharge limits? Are you sure none of your process drains connect to storm water outlets? Hixson frequently observes site conditions that … Read more

Oil SPCC Plans for Non-Industrial Facilities Part 1: Compliance

As an owner/operator of a non-industrial facility, it may be surprising that an oil pollution prevention rule (40 CFR 112) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) may apply to … Read more

Two Years Later, Graydon Workplace Still Wows

When thinking about what a law firm office looks like, most probably think of spacious partner suites attired in rich tones and high-end finishes…smaller, yet still handsomely appointed private accommodations … Read more

Hixson Promotes Kevin Hansman and Dennis Spitznagel

Hixson is proud to announce the promotions of Kevin Hansman and Dennis Spitznagel! Kevin is now the Manager of Plumbing Systems and Fire Protection Engineering, while Dennis is the new … Read more

Testing the Waters: Justifying Water Reduction Projects

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) reported that between 2004 and 2014, the actual annual cost of water rose 5.5% per year nationally.  Today, national average water costs vary between … Read more