As a principal with over 30 years of experience, I advance client projects using all four of our lenses: research & policy, planning, finance, and project delivery. I draw on a wide range of project delivery experience to provide expertise tailored to each project’s requirements, including performance criteria for design build, design assist, plan and spec, variations of integrated project delivery, and serving as owner engineering representative. Because I enjoy solving problems, I land on a project at initiation and explore all project possibilities, narrowing the selection based on key criteria.
My background is in construction, so I know how complex parts fit together. My education is in environmental engineering, with a focus on building sciences and energy, so I know how to integrate energy conservation and passive building ideas into a realizable building.
My claim to fame: I was the first in the nation to present the concept of hot and cold aisles for data center environments in March 2000 at the 7×24 Conference. I was also one of the first to implement, on a large scale, the use of air-side economizers for data center free cooling, starting in 1999. I was published in the Winter 2012 issue of ASHRAE’s High Performing Buildings, which highlights the sustainable design aspects of the California Department of Public Health’s Energy Star 98 rated Building P in Richmond.