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

  • Mark Bryant Photography
December 2017
Most construction jobs don’t involve interactions with grizzly bears or mating moose. Most don’t involve calling twice daily for a snow plow. Most don’t involve maneuvering a 40-foot lift around the floor of a 100-year-old hotel to install feature lighting. Most don’t grab the hearts of a community. READ MORE
  • The 2nd & Pine project is a residential high-rise across from Pike Place Market.
September 2017
The vibrant city of Seattle features stunning views of tree-covered mountains and water in nearly every direction. It is home to the iconic Space Needle and Pike Place Market, where grocers and fishmongers hock their goods to locals and tourists.
August 2017
Most in the construction industry should be familiar with building information modeling (BIM). Autodesk defines it as “an intelligent 3-D model-based process that equips architecture, engineering, and construction professionals with the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.” These days, it’s a must-have process. READ MORE
  • Sanford Heart Hospital
May 2017
Electrical contractors working in healthcare facilities must adhere to rigorous safety protocols, the National Electrical Code and cleanliness standards often tougher than those imposed in other types of projects. Conditions and challenges vary, but the job of ECs in healthcare construction is ultimately to create a safe, clean, functioning environment for patients and staff members. READ MORE
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.
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.
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
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
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.