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Firm Leadership

Sam Vela

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Mr. Vela has over 20 years of experience in engineering. Project experience includes directing all phases of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (MEP/FP) construction, including development of proposals and supervising development of construction documents in all construction phases from Schematic Design through Construction Administration.

 

Mr. Vela has worked with architects as a prime consultant for bidding and construction administration, including commissioning.

 

Mr. Vela served in the US Air Force during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and received an honorable discharge from active military duty. 

Eric Person

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Mr. Person has over 12 years of experience as a mechanical engineer in the Chicago market. Project experience includes healthcare, laboratories, data centers, higher education, and commercial projects with a heavy focus on sustainability and innovative designs.

 

Key skills include extensive software experience with Autodesk Revit MEP, Autocad, Equest and Trace 700 for load calculations and energy modeling.. 

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Eric Olson

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Mr. Olson has over 18 years of experience in the MEP industry, as a production software specialist and programmer.

 

Mr. Olson has supervised the CAD/BIM production of some of the largest design endeavors around the world, and has been a BIM evangelist since 2008.

 

Key skills: Certified AutoCAD Professional, Certified Revit Architecture Professional, Certified Revit MEP professional, Autodesk MEP Implementation Certified Expert, experienced AutoCAD API developer, expert Revit content developer. Accomplished Revit / CAD / Network Administrator.

 

Mr. Olson served in the U.S. Army during operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti) and Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia) and received an honorable discharge from active military duty. 

Iain Dickie

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Mr. Dickie has over 26 years of architectural and project management experience. Project expertise includes health care, commercial, institutional and higher education program types.  Detailed working knowledge of all phases of the project design and delivery process - due diligence through project turn over. Capabilities include design, running multi-discipline project teams, client/stakeholder interface, and scheduling/budgeting.

 

Key skills and certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), LEED AP, Team coordination, Client Interface and Coordination, Licensed Architect – Illinois and Missouri, Self-certified Architect, City of Chicago, Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago, experienced in the use of Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro 2015, and Microsoft Project.