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SES Project Superintendent is Michigan’s Second Certified Geothermal Inspector


After completing comprehensive training, passing the examination, and proving more than ten years of experience in the field, SES Project Superintendent, Brian Haase, has been approved as a Certified Inspector of Ground Source Heat Pump (GHSP) Systems. This designation through the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) recognizes professionals who demonstrate a high level of competence and ethical fitness in the inspection of ground source heat pump systems. Brian, who is also a Certified Geothermal Installer through IGHSPA, has been active in the geoexchange community for over a decade, performing installation for more than fifty commercial ground heat exchangers, as well as troubleshooting and correcting malfunctioning systems installed by others, and instructing city, township, and county inspectors how to better understand geothermal installations. He is only the second person in the State of Michigan to achieve inspector certification, and is now one of just 49 Certified Geothermal Inspectors in the world.


SES Newsletter Volume 4

New employees, new pAug2016rojects , new PEs….there’s been a lot going on here at SES! If you’re not up to date, check out our most recent newsletter and be sure to subscribe to receive future ones and stay in the loop!

Outdoor Adventure Center is recognized by the Engineering Society of Detroit

Every year, thThe Globe Display Boarde Engineering Society of Detroit’s Construction and Design Awards honor projects that embody outstanding team achievement and innovative use of technology. This year, we were proud to be part of DNR Outdoor Adventure Center’s team, which took home an honorable mention at the recent award ceremony. The OAC was such an exciting project to work on and we loved helping to transform a crumbling historic building into an amazing and unique facility that so many people now enjoy!

Brush Park is already a winner

It’s still in the design phase and Brush Park is already winning awards! The $70 million revitalization project was recently named the winner of Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) Charter Award Grand Prize. We are thrilled to be part of the team for what is one of the most significant residential projects in Detroit in decades, working alongside several great firms including Bedrock Detroit, Hamilton Anderson Associates, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Studio Dwell, Merge Architects and Christian Hurttienne Architects.

Grand opening of Walsh College

It’s been a few years in the making, but Walsh College’s Troy campus is finally able to unveil its renovation and new 55,000 addition. We were there every step of the way throughout this project, from a 2013 study of the original facility to the punchlist efforts just a few weeks ago. The $15 million improvement project achieved LEED Gold Certification with several sustainable features such as daylight harvesting, energy optimization for night occupancy and improved indoor air quality.

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From retail to innovation

In order foJIC 03r extraordinary minds to generate extraordinary thoughts and ideas, they need an extraordinary environment…and that’s exactly what the Innovation Center is. Rather than a repetitive sea of beige cubicles, the former Woolworth five-and-dime store in downtown Jackson has been transformed into a new LEED facility that accommodates Consumers Energy’s Innovation Group, as well as other tenants. Although the renovated space possesses some open offices, it consists primarily of various common areas for tenants and employees alike to join together in a spirit of collaboration.


Commercial Architecture Magazine touts SES work at The David Whitney

If you haven’t already, you should check out a recent article by Commercial Architecture Magazine regarding the renovation of the David Whitney Building. Because of the building’s thick flooring, a new HVAC system was a challengeDavid Whitney 15…but one that SES was up to. The article highlights our senior engineer, Don Nichols, and his role in proving that a 600-ton variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system was not only the cost-efficient option, but the most energy-efficient one as well. Aloft Hotel’s director of engineering, Scott Mondock, even declared it to be “probably the best system I’ve ever had a chance to work with.”

Click here to read the entire article and learn more about benefits of a VRF system.

SES Newsletter Volume 3

HaDec 2015ppy Ho-Ho-Holidays! It’s a great time of year to help those less fortunate and celebrate the completion of our new office space! Haven’t had a chance to stop by and see it yourself? No problem – the newsletter has some great before and after photos that really showcase what we’ve been able to do with the space. So go on and check it out!

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    • Last night we joined French Associates and Barton Malow Company at @The Engineering Society of Detroit's Constructi… https://t.co/4xNUgeCVDj

    • Ever wanted to (safely) check out the inside of Central Station? This weekend you can! https://t.co/o1QpO4cMGd

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    • Need a blowout? Stop by the new Drybar in Birmingham--opening today, and if we say so ourselves, looks great!

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    • Our Brush Park electrical team is touring A-3 today to check out the progress, and so far, things are looking good!

    • Congratulations to all winners of the 2018 Michigan Historic Preservation Network Building Awards, particularly Str… https://t.co/A9zW0A6qNL