Mindset Matters: Are You Ready for Lean IPD?
January 22, 2021
The industry is rapidly changing, and Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is overcoming some of the pitfalls of traditional contracting. The traditional approach might be the most familiar choice, but high costs,…
Collaborative Design: Sprinting Ahead
January 11, 2021
This article was originally published in Current Connections Spring 2020 issue. Thanks to internet commerce and massive logistics firms, most people can order nearly anything and see it arrive on their doorstep…
Preventing Hazards with E-Stop Systems
December 29, 2020
Often, there is hazardous equipment at a facility that potentially could injure an operator if they get too close. To mitigate the risk that this machinery poses, clients often ask…
Impacting Interstates and the Industry
September 17, 2020
Donald Van Raalte, Software Development Manager, at Interstates, was recently selected as a 2020 Engineering Leader Under 40 by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering. The program recognizes professionals under the…
Let’s Talk Design: 5 Reasons to Consider Close-Coupled Substations
June 29, 2020
A combination of different types of equipment provided in a coordinated package by a single vendor is called close-coupled substations. We want to share 5 advantages of using a close-coupled…
Let’s Talk Design: Solidly Grounding vs. High Resistance Grounding
June 17, 2020
In substations in power systems, there are two basic types of system grounding: solidly grounding and high resistance grounding. Solidly grounding is the most diverse and can handle 3 phase,…
Let’s Talk Power: How Are You Rating Your Protective Devices?
June 4, 2020
When looking at short circuit ratings, there are two categories, protected and protective devices. Protected devices are those that withstand short circuit currents until a protective device opens the energy.…
Let’s Talk Design: What is 3D Scanning and Modeling?
June 1, 2020
Dustin Geissert, a 3D Scanning Specialist at Interstates, discusses the capabilities we have with 3D scanning. We are committed to leveraging 3D technology for electric room design and believe it…