Efficient Use and Technology

There was a study done that looked at the impact of deploying a single piece of technology to improve the efficient use of electric power in the office environment. Looking at an individual workstation at state government business offices in Maine, it was determined that 1.80 kilowatt-hours daily on work days and 2.88 KWH on […]

R&D Tax Credit for 2010

As you are likely aware, the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit has yet to be renewed for the 2010 tax year. Historically, the tax credit has expired and been retroactively renewed five times in its brief history. While there are no certainties, it is highly likely that the R&D Tax Credit will be renewed […]

Nuclear Power: The U.S. and The World

We hear this debate rage about how US has lost its “nuclear prowess” to countries like China, Japan, South Korean and EU countries. I must admit I feel some angst when looking at the peaceful use of nuclear power that began as an industry in the US and see countries taking that technology and deploying […]

Assuring the Best “Contract” Talent

When utilizing the services of “contract” engineering and consulting firms such as BCP, it is important to know how the process works and where most problems occur during the process in order for you to reap the best benefits of the service. In most cases, BCP is able to provide experienced engineering and technical support […]

Organization Culture and the Thinking Organization

What I learned about organizations certainly didn’t come from my math, science and engineering professors in college. In some regards, this may be part of the issue in our industry as evidenced by INPO’s recently issued SOER 10-2, Engaged Thinking Organizations. This is not to diminish what the nuclear power industry has been able to […]

CH2M Hill Teams with BCP for INL Contract

CH2M Hill, a full-service engineering, consulting, construction, and operations firm with over $6 Billion in revenue, approached BCP last April about supporting a proposal effort. The Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy had issued a broad reaching request for Advisory and Assistance Services to support the investigation and development of technologies to improve the […]

Proctor & Gamble vs. United States of America Ruling

On June 25, 2010, the U.S. District Court ruled on The Proctor & Gamble Company (P&G) vs. United States of America in favor of P&G. P&G and the IRS have had a long-standing accepted method on Gross Receipts computation as it relates to the Section 41 credit determination. Historically, the accepted method was to treat […]