Aug 16, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Inspired Engineering

Hey Baby Boomers, Don’t Blame Millennials!

“I don’t get it!  Since when does a company need to provide more than a steady job with a competitive salary and good benefits?  We treat our people well.  Why isn’t this enough for Millennials?”


Aug 13, 2018 | Written by Scott King, PMP | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety

The 7 Steps to Complete an Arc Flash Analysis

It is important to understand the process and the “behind the scenes” details of an arc flash analysis. My other posts describe the importance of an Arc Flash Analysis: how it saves lives and how to find the right information, In general, the following seven steps are required for the completion of a thorough arc flash analysis:


Aug 09, 2018 | Written by William Neuburger | Social Mission, Inspired Engineering

On the Road from Greed to Giving

Our firm’s culture has included an aspect of social responsibility since Dave Hallam started in 1981 and the successor leaders and staff have expanded it. When I joined in 2010, it was a foreign idea to me that a firm would donate company money and pay employees to do volunteer work.


Aug 07, 2018 | Written by Jeff Silcox | Culturally Different, Inspired Engineering

How Does a Chairman of the Board Impact Their Company?

Earlier this year, I took on the job of Chairman of the Board at Hallam-ICS.  Last week, I was asked to speak at a company event and to address a question raised by one of our colleagues,


Jul 31, 2018 | Written by Brent Weigel, PhD | MEP Engineering

How to Choose the Best Humidification Systems for Your Facility

The hot and humid days of summer evoke more thoughts of cool and dry air conditioning than of how best to humidify indoor air. Despite the weather outside our windows, now is the time to prepare our buildings for the cold and dry days of winter.


Jul 26, 2018 | Written by Julie Gruenholz | Employee Ownership

Are You Still Working for the Man?

I work for Hallam-ICS, which is “100% ESOP”. This means that the employees own the entire company. I’m an employee, therefore I’m an owner. We’re all owners. None of us had to invest any money out-of-pocket. We just show up to work, do our jobs, and reap the benefits.


Jul 19, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Inspired Engineering

Inspired Engineering – 50% Technical and 50% Relationship!

We recently set out to try and capture the essence of Hallam-ICS so that we could better communicate what we do and who we are to current and potential clients and employees.  We learned that this can be a challenging exercise!


Jul 12, 2018 | Written by Todd Sampson | MEP Engineering, Inspired Engineering

Inspired Engineering – Things I learned in My First Hallam Year

My experience prior to starting with Hallam a year ago was as a Canadian engineer, in the field of electrical consulting engineering and in support thereof.  It’s a field where despite some minor changes in supporting technologies, not much has changed in the last 30 years.


Jun 28, 2018 | Written by Brian Crosby | Arc Flash and Electrical Safety, MEP Engineering

NFPA 70E Changes from 2015 to 2018 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace – Article 120 and Article 130

Brian Crosby is a Senior Electrical Engineer for Hallam-ICS who leads a team of engineers to provide arc flash assessments and electrical safety training for clients throughout the United States.


Jun 21, 2018 | Written by Tricia Becker | Culturally Different

Hallam-ICS Day 2018

The planning for Hallam-ICS Day 2018 began back in January. When the temps are in the teens and 20’s it is hard to imagine a perfect 72-degree,  sunny  June day in Vermont. Each year we review the purpose and goals surrounding a day like Hallam Day.