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The procurement process is an important part of any infrastructure project, and HV electrical substation projects are no exception. From identifying procurement needs to selecting vendors, each step is crucial not only for acquiring high-quality equipment, but also for ensuring timely delivery and securing appropriate after-sales services, among other details. This article explores key initial steps in the procurement of HV electrical transformers.

May 23, 2023

Construction projects can be complex and involve multiple stakeholders, each with their own interests and goals. When delays occur, it can be challenging to determine the cause and extent of each critical delay and to equitably allocate responsibility.

May 02, 2023

Alpha 3 has developed a series of training courses focused on the execution of large and complex engineering and construction projects.

Apr 24, 2023
Alpha 3 Q1 2023 event attendance

Alpha 3 personnel will be attending, presenting, training, and participating in several events beginning this week and running through the end of March.

Feb 21, 2023
Supporting Utility Substation Reliability

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) publishes standards under an accredited and industry-driven process to elevate and maintain the reliability of the North American bulk power system. The FAC family of standards includes requirements for Facilities Design, Connections, and Maintenance, and within that family, the FAC-008 standard ensures that facility ratings used in the planning and operation of the Bulk Electric System (BES) are determined based on technically sound principles, essential for the determination of System Operating Limits. In fact, FAC-008 is one of the most data-intensive standards in the NERC regulatory framework.

Feb 01, 2023

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently published the latest edition of its Pennsylvania Infrastructure Report Card. The report card grades 15 categories of infrastructure in the state, finding an overall grade of C. According to ASCE, that grade indicates, “The infrastructure in the system or network is in fair to good condition; it shows general signs of deterioration and requires attention. Some elements exhibit significant deficiencies in conditions and functionality, with increasing vulnerability to risk.”

Dec 13, 2022
Alpha 3 Welcomes David Chigne to Our Team

Alpha 3 is pleased to announce that David Chigne has joined our team as a Project Controls Manager. David has a passion for everything related to the project management and controls world.

Nov 23, 2022
Major Characteristics of Blockchain

The white paper available for download here provides background on the presentation prepared for Project Controls Expo USA, Washington, D.C. October 6, 2022.

Sep 26, 2022
Alpha 3 uses the Critical Path Method to support contractors

Since inception in 2007, Alpha 3 has supported contractors with expert critical path method (CPM) scheduling services in the commercial, energy, infrastructure, and transportation markets.

Sep 21, 2022
Alpha 3's team attending many conferences and trainings this fall

Alpha 3 personnel will be attending, presenting, training, and participating in several events beginning later this month and continuing through November.

Sep 07, 2022