We are excited about our clients' success and love to feature what we've accomplished with them. Additionally, we enjoy sharing news about our achievements from each office. Our latest buzz is below. Take a moment to review some of our news items and learn more about Coffman Engineers and our clients.
Traci Hanegan, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Principal Mechanical Engineer with Coffman Engineers, Inc., played an active role in writing, reviewing, and editing the recently published HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, Second Edition.
For a second consecutive year, Coffman employees volunteered their time and expertise at the FIRST Robotics Competition Spokane Regional hosted at Eastern Washington University. This year there were 38 teams representing schools from four western states and two international teams from Mexico.
Two announcements were made this month regarding Coffman Engineers' leadership that are the result of the ongoing leadership transition. First, is the promotion of Jim Ivers to Chief Financial Officer. Jim is replacing Pat Piermattei as Pat begins his phased retirement over the next four years. Pat will be working half-time as Senior Vice President. Jim has worked for Pat over the past five years and will do an excellent job in his new role.
Next, Timber Chinn has been promoted to the new position of Vice President of Human Resources. Timber has been with Coffman Engineers for over 31 years and has done an excellent job in all capacities during that time. Timber will continue her outstanding work and is well deserving of this promotion.
SEATTLE (February 19, 2013) Coffman Engineers, Inc. was selected as the winner of two different lighting design awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Puget Sound Chapter. The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design was given to Geiger Montessori Elementary School in the Tacoma School District. In addition, the Lake Washington Technical College Site Upgrade was chosen for the Energy and Environmental Design Award.
The Montessori approach to education focuses on unique learning tools, including the trinomial cube. The architectural theme of the entire Geiger Elementary School building was centered around these cubes as they represent the building blocks of education. Cube luminaires in the entry introduce and reinforce this theme by following the equation of the Fibonacci Spiral. The lighting at this school reinforces elements of a Montessori education while saving on energy, maintenance, and project cost.
The site lighting at Lake Washington Technical College was modernized and updated for energy efficiency. LED technology was used throughout the entire project to ensure that the amount of power consumed and maintenance requirements would decrease from the incandescent and high-pressure sodium lighting system that had been in place for years. The new design uses 12% less watts than what is allowed by Washington State Energy Codes baseline of 20% for an overall savings of 32%.
IES’ mission is to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. Learn more about IES www.ies.org or join the Puget Sound Chapter www.iespugetsound.org.
Engineering News-Record Northwest recently announced their list of the Best Projects of 2012 in the Pacific Northwest region. Coffman is proud to have been the Engineering firm on the $11.1 million, 20,000 square foot casino for the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs.
Coffman is ranked 59 out of 100 on The Zweig Letter’s recently announced “2012 Hot Firm List.”
Traci Hanegan, principal mechanical engineer with Coffman Engineers, was instrumental in the recent passing of a code revision to the International Building Code section on smoke dampers for hospitals, developed out of a partnership between International Code Council (ICC) and American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) this past week at the ICC Final Action Hearings in Portland, Oregon.
Pete Krueger, IT Manager for the Spokane office, was recently interviewed by the Journal of Business for his outlook on cloud computing. See what he and other local technology industry experts have to say.
The Design Build Institute of America recently released their list of national award winning design build projects, and Coffman has ties to three of the winning projects. The projects include the Goose Creek Correctional Facility in Wasilla, Alaska; the Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Spokane, Washington; and the Four Earthquake Resistant Schools in the District of Bagh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.
Coffman Principal Mechanical Engineer, Bill McNeal, P.E., talks about the unique designs used to withstand the sub-arctic climates of the Mat-Su Borough.