Jun 22, 2017 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering

Three Common Misconceptions that are Costing You Money-Part 2

This is the second of a three-part blog series titled “Do we really need to get engineering involved? – Three common misconceptions that are costing you money”:


Jun 20, 2017 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different

The $21,000 Meeting-Sales 101

As the temperature dropped to 25°F on the evening of March 23rd in Burlington, Vermont, I burrowed into my sleeping bag to keep warm.  I was with five colleagues from Hallam-ICS and more than 100 other members of the local business community sleeping outside for a night to raise money for Spectrum Youth and Family Services


Jun 15, 2017 | Written by Steve Comeau | Manufacturing Intelligence

Choosing the Right Database Type for Manufacturing Intelligence

This blog posts explores the common database types and schemas used for manufacturing intelligence and facilities reporting.

Manufacturing sites and large facilities can generate a large amount of process data that is stored in databases, which are used as data sources for reports.


Jun 08, 2017 | Written by William Neuburger | MEP Engineering

The Importance of Metallic Piping Welding Qualification Submittals Part 1-Definitions

As mechanical engineers in the built environment, our work often covers metallic piping with welded joints. We deploy metallic pipe welding for chilled and hot water for space conditioning, chemical solutions for industrial processing, and steam for any purpose.


Jun 06, 2017 | Written by Annette Delphia | Culturally Different

5 Differences in Preparing for the Spartan Beast vs Sprint

This blog is meant to be a continuation to my Blog from February 21, 2017,  5 Tips for Training for AND Completing Your First Spartan Race!


Jun 01, 2017 | Written by Chris Giusto | MEP Engineering

Three Common Misconceptions that are Costing You Money

 If you set out to build a new industrial facility costing hundreds of millions of dollars, you would certainly have an engineering firm as part of your project team.  Right?  But for smaller projects at existing facilities, project managers often ask themselves if it is necessary to have an engineer involved.


May 30, 2017 | Written by Linda Kronoff | Culturally Different

We've Been Honored with the 2017 When Work Works Award

Hallam-ICS was recognized for innovative and effective workplace practices receiving the prestigious 2017 When Work Works Award.  READ MORE

May 25, 2017 | Written by Robert Chase | Process Control and Plant Automation

FactoryTalk Batch eProcedure Services: How-To-Guide

“There are no current instructions… but this recipe step has instructions!”

“Why are there question marks next to all the prompts on the equipment screen?”

“eProcedure Service – STOPPED??”

“Why won’t eProcedure service restart?”“What do I do now!??”


May 18, 2017 | Written by Michael Abair | Process Control and Plant Automation

Why Does My Industrial Control Panel Need to be Listed?

Per the National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 409.2, an industrial control panel consists of assemblies of two or more power circuit components or control circuits or a combination of power and control circuit components, with associated wiring and terminals.  These components are mounted on, or contained within, an enclosure, or are mounted on a sub-panel.


May 16, 2017 | Written by David Hallam | Culturally Different, MEP Engineering

Why I Started Hallam-ICS

In order to gain some perspective on why I started Hallam-ICS, it’s important to understand the history of my work experience.