Looking Forward

Category: PSCU

Square 1 is the “living” documentation of a project. This means there is meant to be continuing documentation before, during and after a project to create…

Padded Rooms & Punching Baggs According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Those figures increase for adolescents between the...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Health Survey in 2014, hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition following…

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is based in Austin, Texas. TCEQ determines and enforces regulations for water, wastewater, air and land development projects. Jillian…

Our educational and institutional clients focus mostly on the great buildings that PSC can design for them, but often the problems that emerge during design and…

Although Todd Stiggins, PE, traded his focus from agricultural engineering to solid waste engineering, he still has a passion to improve the world and environment around…

To understand the fascinating value of geographic information system (GIS) technology, think of your smartphone. Although GPS can tell you where you are, GIS is an…

What are the biggest threats to a church? The all-too-real possibility of unpredictable violence and unsafe environments has turned the thoughts of many church members and…

Nicholas Ybarra, PE, and Tyler Krueger, PE, showed their finest in a modeling class at PSCU, PSC’s continuing education training session. However, this modeling class was...

First impressions are made in fewer than ten minutes. For new visitors to any church, a poor first impression can be made simply by not being…

The next wave in water supply management is the storing of water through the practice of Aquifer Storage and Recovery or Aquifer Recharge. Kent Riker, PE,...
“Visualization is art – sort of. It lies at the intersection of art and technology.” Jeff Olgin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Enrique Ramirez, architectural intern,...

Lacy Mangum, CHID, LVN, and Monte Hunter, AIA, presented “What Clients Want” at PSC University 2018. Their presentation discussed perceptions of client priorities, making educated decisions about…

A mentor is by definition “a wise and trusted counselor, guide or teacher” or as an action that means “to support or advise someone with less…

Water covers over 70 percent of the planet, but that doesn’t mean it’s all drinkable. You would never want to take a sip from the ocean...

Seeing the finish line on a project is one of the secrets to its success, but the beginning is just as important. Nicholas N. Ybarra, PE,…

“I’ll begin with a disclaimer — sound is incredibly complicated. First, it involves a serious understanding of physics, biology, mathematics and material science. Then we will…

Taking PRiDE at PSC

by Travis Cram

Attitude is everything. It’s a common theme heard around every office, locker room or parent-child conversation in a home. Attitude can be the difference between success…

Daniel Albus, PE, team leader in PSC’s environmental sector, acquainted the attendees of PSCU 2017 with how chlorination revolutionized public health with his presentation, Lives on...

Corey Branch, AIA, studio leader in PSC’s healthcare sector, and Lacy Mangum, CHID, an interior designer in the healthcare sector, were instructors for the PSCU course titled What is LEAN and Six Sigma and How Can They Help Me as a Designer?

"Note Taking in the Digital Age" was taught by Matt Laverty, a structural engineer with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. This course reviewed Microsoft OneNote and the...
"Call 811 NOT 911" was a PSCU 2017 course instructed by Scott Honeyfield and David Mendoza. This course reviewed the statute that created 811/one call, which is a...
This PSCU course presented by Dan Searight went into the design process as well as charrette techniques for architects at Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. "The class was...