Susan M. Casey

Freelance Writer

Susan Casey, author of "Women Heroes of the American Revolution," "Kids Inventing! A Handbook for Young Inventors," and "Women Invent! Two Centuries of Discoveries that have Changed Our World," can be reached at scbooks@aol.com or www.susancaseybooks.com.

Articles by Susan M. Casey

November 2016
Energy efficiency and energy-use data collection are both trends in today’s green marketplace, and they were the topic of much discussion at the 2016 Greenbuild Conference, held in October in Los Angeles.
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November 2016
Set on five acres next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is the Smithsonian Institution’s newest addition: the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Its mission is to be a place where visitors can learn about the African-American experience in hopes of stimulating a ­dialogue—and there’s plenty to talk about.
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October 2016
Today, electrical systems and lighting technology are in a constant state of development. However, the big companies aren’t always responsible for the brightest ideas. Sometimes, the independent inventors who work in the trade create the products that advance existing technology. Curious? Proceed.
 Rocket Rack
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September 2016
Boston: It’s a city with historic buildings from the 1700s and 1800s that have become defining public spaces. It’s a city of skyscrapers, a complicated infrastructure, and an exciting new development along its shoreline, the Seaport District. Also, it’s a town with a wide variety of projects for electrical contractors. Quincy Market
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September 2016
Call it the future of healthcare for North Dakotans today and generations to come. Call it the largest publicly funded building project in the history of North Dakota. If you do, you’re right on both counts.
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  • Lakeview Amphitheater on the shore of Onondaga Lake seats 5,000 attendees in the pavilion and 12,500 on the lawn.
May 2016
On September 3, 2015, only days after construction was completed, a sold-out crowd of 17,500 people at the Lakeview Amphitheater on Onondaga Lake cheered as country music star Miranda Lambert took the stage. If the concert-goers had known the high stakes involved in bringing the amphitheater’s fast-track construction schedule in on time, they surely would have applauded the project team as well. READ MORE
  • Project challenges for Advent Systems included dealing with the sound reverberations caused by the diagonal lines and peaked center of the ceiling.
March 2016
Churches are designed to be places of worship. Pastors deliver sermons. Congregations pray, sing and clap. It’s a simple setting with a simple purpose. What can go wrong?
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December 2015
Lighting an iconic Ferris wheel is not an electrical contractor’s usual task. However, Briggs Electric Inc. of Tustin, Calif., faced such a challenge when the company took on the unusual project of the Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center.
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  • Yulman Stadium, Tulane University.  Managing the sound in Yulman Stadium included the addition of fill speakers below balcony seating, delay of sound on one side the stadium to synchronize it with sound from the other side and containment of sound within the stadium. Courtesy of Tulane University.
October 2015
The classic phrase, "one size fits all," is applicable in many situations. Not so, though, in sound and video installation. Each project is unique depending on the architecture of the space, the needs of the client in terms of distribution of the sound and the purpose of the video. READ MORE

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