Fire Protection Engineer
I have always been a problem solver. I tend to face new settings in observation, taking in the unusual bits of my surroundings, questioning relevancy of those odd bits. The “eureka moments” are ALWAYS exciting.
I support life safety and fire protection systems success. I love contributing to public safety and take great satisfaction in knowing people will be safer due to my design contributions. In high school, I was active in drama club and had some parts in productions. However, I preferred the role of Props Master. In that role, I supported the entire production with props, set build, scene changes, and overall production resource logistics. My career and life roles follow a similar track in that I support smooth and safe daily facility function, with subtle system props and builds for occupant use. This might sound like a bit of a stretch, but it all works in my mind and gives me “career joy.”
Every day at PDC offers a new perspective, a new way to see and solve the engineering challenges around me. My position at PDC exposes me to a wide variety of facility types. Engineers tend to thrive with a variety of challenges. I have high respect for my fellow PDC owners. Our continued design excellence in the industry speaks to the pride that we take in our functions, serving our clients every day.
Particularly I enjoy supporting the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and the Department of Homeland Security. I take great pride in supporting facilities that promote scientific research, national security, and public health. The continued healthy presence of entities such as these make it possible for us to live in a safer and continuously advancing technological world.
McMurdo Station (Antarctica) Information Technology Primary Operations Facility is my most recent remote site project in support of the National Science Foundation. It included the expansion of an existing building to include a well-protected, secure, data center that serves several branches of the science and international security community. A second recent project included F-35 hangar facilities across Alaska. I thoroughly enjoy supporting our military in this way. I did not serve in the military, but can contribute by providing strong engineering services to the DoD.
A project is successful to me when we have a satisfied client and happy users and when a project’s success leads to repeat business!