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Douglas L. Powell

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Mr. Powell serves as Project Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer. He has considerable experience in the design of power distribution, security, fire alarm, energy management, data and telephone, lighting, sound, standby generator installations, uninterruptible power systems, and other building and site related electrical systems. Mr. Powell joined the firm in 2008 and became a principal in 2011.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/1986 – Ohio Northern University
Professional Affiliations: U.S. Green Building Council – USGBC
American Council of Engineering Companies – ACEC
National Fire Protection Association – NFPA
Abbreviations: PIC – Principal in Charge; PM – Project Manager; ME – Mechanical Engineer; QC – Quality Control Engineer; EE – Electrical Engineer; P – Plumbing Engineer; FP – Fire Protection Engineer.

Experience

Maumee Bay State Park – Wetlands and Shoreline Restoration

EE – Retention areas and wetlands systems for reduction of bacterial loading from Berger Ditch to Lake Erie. 2011.

City of Urbana – Groundwater Remediation System and Water Well Rehabilitation

EE – Environmental assessment, demolition and remediation of a portion of the former Fox River Paper Mill property. The project included ACM abatement, demolition, soil remediation and the installation of a groundwater treatment system. $4,165,000. 2010.

River Road Redevelopment II, LLC. – Former Columbia Gas Plant

EE – Remediation of property formerly owned by Columbia Gas of Ohio, including a groundwater control system. The groundwater control system collects groundwater, which is pumped by a lift station to an on-site treatment system. $100,000. 2011.

Aleris Rolled Products – Ashville Plant Expansion

EE – 73,000 sf addition to the existing Ashville, Ohio manufacturing facility, including construction of a coating line building, a bare coil receiving, unloading, and storage facility, a paint storage and mixing facility and modifications to the existing plant at the connection point of the new addition. Process cooling water system design for the new ovens consisted of a new cooling tower and associated condenser water pumps and piping. $9,500,000. 2012.

Emerson Climate Technologies – Reynosa Plant Expansion Phase 2 – Line 4

EE – 93,000 sf addition to the existing manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Mexico. The addition houses manufacturing processes relocated from another plant. The addition was constructed while the existing plant remained operational. The MEP/FP engineering scope included power distribution and lighting system design for the addition, specialty gas piping system design (helium, nitrogen, propylene, oxygen & argon), compressed air system design HVAC system for the plant addition, paint booth HVAC system design, process exhaust and dust collection system design for the new production line, process chilled water system design and relocation of the dust collector for Line 3. $12,000,000. 2011.

Honda of America – R&D Facility Building 13 NVH Engine Room

EE – Renovation of existing dyno room in Building 13 into an Anechoic Room and adjacent dyno room. MEP/FP scope included power distribution design including power cord reels were provided for each engine position. A carbon monoxide detection system was provided and compressed air piping was designed from the existing compressed air main to new hose reels. Fuel piping (gasoline) was extended from the existing fuel piping system. A new air handling unit was selected, including chilled water cooling coil, hot water heating coil, supply air fan and return air fan. $500,000. 2011.

Emerson Climate Technologies – New Scroll Compressor Manufacturing Facility

EE – Conversion of an existing plant located in Batesville, Arkansas (previously occupied by White-Rodgers) into a production facility for Emerson’s Copeland Scroll compressor. Plant renovation will begin 2010 with a 2011 targeted production start date. The project includes a new process compressed air system, process condenser water system, lighting replacement, power distribution system upgrade (including a new bus duct infrastructure), 700 ton air conditioning plant, high pressure steam boiler and piping system for process loads and a facility wide Building Automation System. $12,000,000. 2009.

Bob Evans Farms – Sulphur Springs Warehouse & Production Facility Addition

EE – 55,000 sf addition to the Bob Evans Food Processing Plant in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The project included the shell building, electrical and mechanical systems. MEP systems were designed for the production facility, Q/A Lab, Cook & Raw Break Room, Cook Clean Room, Locker Rooms, Packaging Clean Room and offices. A high pressure steam process boiler system was designed. Power distribution design from main switchgear throughout the building was provided including panels to feed process equipment and design of power feeds for process equipment. $8,000,000. 2008.

Sam Dong Ohio (Outokumpu Copper Nippert, Inc.) – DG & PG Line Exhaust

EE – The project scope consisted of the design of process exhaust hoods and ductwork for copper wire extrusion and rolling lines in the Delaware, Ohio plant. The addition required new exhaust fans and discharge stacks. 2011.

Bob Evans Farms – Springfield Truck Maintenance Facility

EE/QC – New 15,000 sf service and warehouse facility in Springfield, Ohio. Approximately 7,500sf will be used as a truck service facility and the remaining 7,500 sf will be used as overflow warehouse space. The new service facility will include service bays, wash bay, restrooms, break room and office space. The site is being designed to support parking for 100 trucks. Power for engine block heaters will be provided for each parking space. $1,800,000. 2012.

The Ohio State University – Emergency Generators Plan Development

PM/EE – This project will provide condition assessments for one hundred fourteen (114) emergency generators and automatic transfer switches in various buildings throughout the Columbus Campus. The emergency generators range in age from 51 years to less than a year old. The assessments will prioritize repair or replacement of the generators and automatic transfer switches. A written conditions assessment report is being provided, including a cost estimate and prioritization for repair and/or total replacement. The report is being provided in a matrix type format that can be inserted into a Web based asset management module. 2011.

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