http://www.newcomb-boyd.com Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:29:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Planning for Building Energy Costs http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/planning-for-building-energy-costs/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/energy/planning-for-building-energy-costs/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:48:09 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=10154 For many of our new building projects, Owners ask about the expected energy costs of the proposed building so that they can financially plan for those costs. Benchmarking against the industry averages is a good first step. The table below, by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), outlines the expected energy costs for code-compliant buildings

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Brendan Gardes, PE, CEM

Brendan Gardes, PE, CEM

Senior Associate, Director, Energy and Sustainability

With more than 12 years of experience designing mechanical systems design, and project management, Brendan has significant experience designing mechanical systems for buildings with a focus on sustainability and optimization. To further this effort, he has received multiple certifications from leading industry organizations focused on energy use and sustainable practices.
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Welcome Wednesday: Melissa Chumbley http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-melissa-chumbley/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-melissa-chumbley/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:29:08 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9993 Melissa Chumbley joins the Lighting Design Group in Atlanta as a Lighting Designer. She earned her Bachelors in Environmental Design, Emphasis in Architecture, from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2016. Additionally, Melissa has certificates in Lighting Design and Technology, Arts, and Media from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Melissa, who is originally from Colorado, lives

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Welcome Wednesday: Bilton Bryan http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-bilton-bryan/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-bilton-bryan/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:45:50 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=10057 Bilton Bryan joins the Consulting Engineering Group in Atlanta as an Electrical Engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology degree from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2005. Bilton previously worked as an Electrical Designer for NBP Engineers in Macon, Georgia, and a Design Engineer, Electrical for Shepherd Harvey & Associates in

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Storm Shelters http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/storm-shelters/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/solutions/storm-shelters/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:08:17 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9749 Storm shelters provide safety from tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe storms. They are specialized spaces with specific design considerations! The ICC 500, ICC/NSSA Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters – 2014 defines 2 types of shelters: tornado shelters are designed for 2 hours of use, and hurricane shelters are for a 24-hour event.

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Eric Myracle, PE

Eric Myracle, PE

Associate Partner, Mechanical Engineer

Eric has 22 years of mechanical engineering and project management experience with a variety of building types, including health care, laboratory, academic and judicial facilities. He has published and presented on the topic of sustainably designed buildings.
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Welcome Wednesday: John Garretson http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-john-garretson/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-john-garretson/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:36:03 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9918 John Garretson joins Newcomb & Boyd’s Special Technology Group as an Acoustical Consultant. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia College Chicago with his Bachelor of Arts in Audio Arts and Acoustics, Concentration in Acoustics degree in May of 2011. John has more than six years of experience as an Acoustical Consultant and has previously worked

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Welcome Wednesday: Kameron Lipsey http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-kameron-lipsey/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-kameron-lipsey/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:23:06 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9946 Kameron Lipsey joins the Consulting Engineering Group in our Charleston office as a Mechanical Engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Clemson University in May of 2018. Kameron began his career co-oping with Newcomb & Boyd in 2017. Kameron was born in Georgia but was raised in Kentucky and South Carolina.

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Welcome Wednesday: Matthew Rossey http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-matthew-rossey/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-matthew-rossey/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:49:04 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9942 Matt Rossey joins Newcomb & Boyd’s Accounting Department as Manager, Accounting. Matt earned his Bachelor in Business Administration-Finance, degree and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of West Georgia. Matt has previously worked as a Director-Finance & Accounting for Classic Signature Foods, Inc. and a Manager-Financial Planning & Controls for Hoshizaki America.

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Welcome Wednesday: Darby Herold http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-darby-herold/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/welcome-wednesday-darby-herold/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:26:11 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9939 Darby Herold joins Newcomb & Boyd’s Consulting Engineering Group as an Electrical Engineer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Kennesaw State University in May of 2018. Darby, who is originally from Ellijay, Georgia, lives in Kennesaw, Georgia. When she’s not spending time outdoors boating, hiking, or running, Darby enjoys watching

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Employee Spotlight: Igor Shvets, RCDD http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/employee-spotlight-igor-shvets-rcdd/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/spotlights/employee-spotlight-igor-shvets-rcdd/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:02:51 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9549 Get to know one of our talented engineers in our Special Technologies Group! With 8 years of experience designing communications systems, Igor’s design experience encompasses more than 70 projects for academic buildings, military installations, and health care facilities. Igor is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering

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Electrical Code for Meeting Rooms http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/optimization-of-operations/electrical-code-for-meeting-rooms/ http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/optimization-of-operations/electrical-code-for-meeting-rooms/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:13:56 +0000 http://www.newcomb-boyd.com/?p=9676 To prevent the unintended utilization of extension cords and to eliminate daisy-chains of “power strips”, the 2017 version of the National Electrical Code (NEC) now provides guidelines for locations and quantities of receptacles provided in meeting rooms. Historically, the NEC has not dictated receptacle layouts for individual space types in non-residential construction. Per the NEC,

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Matt DiPiro, PE

Matt DiPiro, PE

Associate Partner

Matt has 13 years of experience in the electrical engineering design of commercial and institutional facilities. He has been responsible for more than 60 projects in new and renovated spaces, including academic buildings, residence halls, food service venues, healthcare centers, and office buildings. Matt is knowledgeable of sustainable buildings, having designed more than 10 projects that have achieved or are pursuing LEED certification.

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