Implementing DfMA: Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

We continuously strive to innovate at Henderson Engineers. One way we’re doing so is by using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) in our projects. (Check out this post I wrote for a brief overview …


Wildfire Smoke Mitigation Strategies in Buildings

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. experiences an average of 70,000 wildfires every year. The fires and ensuing clouds of smoke present a challenge to the safety and well-being of …


BIM Automation: Where Efficiency and Optimization Converge

Implementing dynamic methods to innovate with design is standard practice at Henderson Engineers. One of the tools we rely on to help us determine the best system design for a space is Building Information Modeling …


Cold Storage Design Considerations

Henderson Engineers has decades of experience designing refrigeration systems across grocery, retail, and warehouse environments, so we have our finger on the pulse of how the cold storage market is shifting to accommodate the latest …


Trends in Sustainable Cold Storage Design

Cold storage design for the warehouse and distribution industry has rapidly evolved. Along with the ever-looming driver of climate change, COVID-19 has accelerated the need for efficient and sustainable refrigeration systems. And because the right …


How Medtail Merges Healthcare with the Convenience of Retail

With more than 50 years of experience designing building systems for retail and healthcare spaces, adapting to the growing medtail trend has been seamless for Henderson Engineers. While it’s not a new concept, medtail is …


2021 ASHE PDC Summit Recap

For those who couldn’t attend the virtual Planning, Design & Construction Summit hosted by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE PDC), below is a brief recap of some of the themes and hot …


Introduction to DfMA: Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

It’s in our DNA to be innovative here at Henderson. And to us, part of being innovative means creating efficiency. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) – an emerging approach in the AEC world – …


The Growing Buzz Around Medtail

Even if you haven’t heard of “medtail,” it’s likely you’ve encountered the concept as a consumer. Born from the desire to make healthcare more accessible and convenient, medtail spaces provide health and wellness services in …


Generative Design: Good for Project Timelines and Bottom Lines

At Henderson Engineers, it’s in our nature to seek the most innovative and efficient solutions for our clients and to constantly try to improve our process. One design concept that’s been a natural shift to …


New Life Safety Requirements for Business Occupancies

For those of us that work in healthcare, we are used to regular adjustments in regulatory and code compliance requirements. Starting July 1, 2021, hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission will face major …


Elevator Cab Cleaning System

As time goes on we find more and more reasons to focus on improving indoor air quality (IAQ). Whether is allergens, pollutants, smells, or even the unknown potential for infection spread, the general public is …


Preparing Your Schools For COVID Relief Funding

COVID-19 has driven changes in school facilities on multiple fronts. To adapt, school districts have rapidly updated classroom technology and cleaning procedures, but there is a need for long-term solutions that get students back to …


K-12 Education: Preparing Your Schools For COVID Relief Funding

As additional government funding becomes available as a result of the latest COVID relief package, schools that spent previous funds on short-term solutions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, are shifting their focus to apply …


Our DE&I Journey: The Beginning

Throughout our 51-year history, we’ve focused on people and relationships. In fact, a people-first culture is one of the things we’re known for in the industry. And throughout 2020, like many other companies witnessing the …


Recovering from Severe Winter Weather – Now What?

The recent severe winter weather and storms affecting much of the contiguous United States was felt by all. With offices in Texas and staff working remotely throughout the United States, many members of Team Henderson …


Preparing for an Extreme Cold

As a firm headquartered in the Kansas City area with offices across the US, including the northeast, big temperature swings are something we’re used to here. This week, as we face an arctic blast brought …


Webinar Recap: Is Your Building Ready for Back-To-School?

As schools across the country have kicked off the 2020-2021 school year, we have seen a wide variety of strategies and arrangements implemented from fully remote learning to hybrid schedules to fully in-person classrooms. At …


ICSC CenterBuild Takeaways: Retail’s New Normal

As this challenging year comes to an end, it was uplifting for our retail community to virtually engage with one another at the annual ICSC CenterBuild Conference. As one of the premier events for the …


The Future of Retail

Like most industries, trends in the retail realm have felt the impact of COVID-19. While the retail industry was already evolving toward omnichannel delivery, the stay-at-home orders, store closing mandates, and the recession brought on …


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