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Archive for September, 2013

Press Release

David Nicholson hired to oversee Memphis BD efforts

NASHVILLE, TN – September 24, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville based engineering design and facilities consulting firm, has hired David Nicholson, PE, as Business Development Director for the firm’s Memphis office. Nicholson, a thirty-five year veteran of the industry, was most recently employed as the vice president responsible for civil, transportation, […]

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Gary Pabst Joins SSR Chicago Office

CHICAGO, IL – September 24, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville, Tennessee based engineering design and facilities consulting firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Pabst as a mechanical commissioning field agent in its Chicago office. Pabst has over forty years of experience designing and installing larger industrial and commercial […]

News Story

Raising The Bar At Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Limited by the inefficiencies of its existing facility, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky., came to a conclusion about its future: Delivering a higher quality of care meant starting over and rebuilding. On June 1, Owensboro Health, along with its project team of HGA Architects and Engineers (Milwaukee); KLMK Group Inc. (Richmond, Va. ); Smith Seckman Reid Inc. (SSR) (Nashville); and Turner Construction (Nashville), unveiled […]

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MEPT Program Continues Growth

NASHVILLE, TN – September 16, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville based engineering design and facilities consulting firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Charles (Chad) Holloway, as a Senior Technology Consultant. Holloway will be SSR’s onsite presence for the duration of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre project. […]

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Charles Holloway Joins SSR Information Technology Team

NASHVILLE, TN – September 16, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville based engineering design and facilities consulting firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Charles (Chad) Holloway, as a Senior Technology Consultant. Holloway will be SSR’s onsite presence for the duration of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre project. […]

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McDonnell Promoted to Marketing Manager

NASHVILLE, TN – September 3, 2013 – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR), a Nashville, TN, based full service engineering design and facilities consulting firm has promoted Kathleen McDonnell to Marketing Manager. In her new position she will provide creative leadership in marketing and direct response efforts including proposal submittals. She will also lead the marketing […]

Industry Article

Energy Recovery Is Becoming Common Way To Save On HVAC Costs

Energy recovery is an option to save on HVAC costs for organizations using a direct exchange system that’s increasingly being written into building codes and ASHRAE standards. Like VRF, there are two basic types: airside and waterside. According to Ron Holdaway, an engineer at Smith Seckman Reid, airside energy recovery is the process of using […]

Industry Article

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

As I look at our profession, I see a void in leadership. I am not referring to your boss, executives, or directors. There are great leaders within all of our various organizations. But when I look out across the landscape of our state, engineers in leadership positions are absent. We have long advocated that being […]

News Story

Compliance News Volume XIII, Issue IV

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a categorical Life Safety Code waiver permitting new and existing ventilation systems supplying hospital and critical access hospital (CAH) anesthetizing locations to operate with a relative humidity (RH) of ≥20%, instead of ≥35%. CMS is also recommending that RH not exceed 60% in these locations. CMS […]