Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) design is critical for design decision-making, accurate documentation, performance and cost-estimating, construction planning, managing and operating the resulting facility. As with other aspect of buildings, MEP drafting, design and documentation were traditionally done manually. Computer-aided design had some advantages over this, in some instances including 3D modeling. Building information modeling provides a computable building model, holistic design and parametric change management of the MEP design.

MEP Leadership

Denney Howard

Denney Howard, P.E., LEED Green Associate

Associate, Chief Electrical Engineer


Denny Howard’s broad range of responsibilities has encompassed the roles of chief electrical engineer, multidiscipline project manager, senior lead electrical project engineer, and multidiscipline construction manager. His project skills include specification writing, cost estimation, quality control auditing, scheduling, field investigation, and code/documentation research. His electrical design background includes water and wastewater utility facility projects which incorporates utility coordination, medium-voltage and low-voltage distribution systems, standby and emergency power distribution systems, computer-aided power system coordination studies, grounding and surge protection systems, SCADA and telemetry systems, instrumentation and control systems interior and exterior lighting systems, fire alarm and security systems, and lightning protection systems.

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Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas, P.E., CEM, CEA, GBE

Senior Associate, Facilities Team Leader


As an experienced project manager, energy manager and electrical engineer, Jeff manages the design of facility upgrades and new facilities projects. He has provided energy services for hundreds of facilities throughout the country. He specializes in energy analysis and auditing with a focus on resource conservation and renewable energy to ultimately minimize operational energy costs for our clients. Jeff recently served as Chief Energy Analyst for LAN’s DeCA energy audits program, which included 150 facilities across the Northeastern and Western United States, and nation-wide retro-commissioning assignments for the GSA.

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