Emergency Generators and Oil SPCC Permits

You are prepared, but are you permitted to be prepared?  If your non-industrial building (e.g., office building or retail facility) has an emergency electrical generator or fire pump that is … Read more

Under Pressure: Pressure Buildup in Pipelines

In the third issue of a series on piping hydraulics, Hixson’s August From Experience newsletter looks at pressure buildup in pipelines. While leaks and ruptures in pipelines may be due … Read more

Why Due Diligence Should Be on Your To-Do List

As noted in Hixson’s Winter 2017 issue of Retail Insights, issues in existing buildings can greatly impact the schedule, cost, and even the design of the project. The earlier that … Read more

Hixson at 70: Celebrating Family and Friendship

Where can you find a rock climbing wall, Cincinnati Zoo animals, a live band, a whiffle ball, food trucks, and so much more? At the annual Hixson Summer Picnic, of … Read more

Creating the Better Workplace Under Real-World Conditions

Created by Delos, the WELL Building Standard (WELL), combines the knowledge of medical science with that of building science.  Now in Version 2.0, WELL is aimed at being more flexible … Read more

Stepping Up Fall Protection for Fixed Ladder Systems

In late 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released final rules updating OSHA 29 CFR 1910.23 (Ladders), 29 CFR 1910.28 (Fall Protection), and 29 … Read more

A Culture of Continuous Improvement

A formal practitioner of Continuous Improvement (CI) since 1991, Hixson has developed a sophisticated CI management system focused on improving operational performance and establishing Hixson as a great place to … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more