Mark E. Bernard, P.E.

Mr. Bernard serves as Senior Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager on projects needing heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing and fire protection design. He has extensive experience designing and managing projects for institutional, municipal, corporate, commercial and industrial facilities. Mr. Bernard joined the firm in 1996 and became a principal in 1999.
Education: Franklin University Mechanical Engineering Technology / 1989-1993
Hocking Technical College – Associates Degree Drafting and Design / 1983-1985

Professional Affiliations: National Fire Protection Association – NFPA
U.S. Green Building Council – USGBC
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers – ASHRAE
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.


Wood County Jail Addition and Renovation

P/FP – Phase 1 includes renovation of an existing industrial work shop (9,500 sf) into a minimum security jail dorm for 60 inmates, with renovation of existing minimum security cell blocks into medium security cell blocks (5,000 sf), and an alternate for a restroom renovation (200 sf) at the current entry. Phase 2 will include a new maximum security intake addition (11,000 sf) with associated renovations (approximately 2,800 sf) of existing intake, lobby, and miscellaneous adjacent areas.. $3,800,000 (both phases). 2013 – Design & 2014 – Phase 1 Construction.

Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) – Boiler Replacement

P/FP – The project scope consisted of the replacement of the existing Sellers boilers serving the JDC. One of the existing boilers is being replaced by three high-efficiency condensing boilers. The other boilers are being replaced by two (2) Bryan Forced Draft RW 1500-W boilers, with low NOx Webster burners and Temp-A-Trim oxygen control. Boilers are piped in a primary/secondary reverse return loop off of the main system loop. New BACnet BAS controls are being provided. $800,000. 2013.

ODRC Warren Correctional Institution – HVAC Upgrade 2010

PM/ME – Lebanon, Ohio. A preliminary evaluation of the HVAC systems was provided to prioritize needs and develop a phasing plan and construction schedule for implementation. This evaluation was submitted to the SAO, DRC and WCI for review and approval at the end of the Pre-design phase. Based on the results of the preliminary evaluation, the scope includes the replacement of the 21 year old chiller located on Building 6, twelve (12) gas fired horizontal heating units, six (6) package HVAC units, new DDC temperature controls, replacement of the gas fired duct heaters and exhaust fans in all inmate housing buildings. $2,038,290. 2012.

London Correctional Institution – Dormitory 6 & 8 Renovation

PM/ME – The project scope consisted of the build-out of shell space in Dormitory 6 & 8 at London Correctional Institution to provide additional inmate living space, including new toilet and shower facilities. New air handling units and distribution sheetmetal were provided. Heating water, domestic water and sanitary piping for the new spaces were extended to taps roughed-in during a previous phase. $2,000,000. 2006.

ODYS Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility HVAC Improvements

PM/ME – Replacement the domestic hot water boiler and storage tank, all existing air handling units and two (2) existing 30 year old heating boilers serving the housing unit dormitory and recreation center of the Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility. An air cooled chiller is being added to provide air conditioning for the dormitory unit. The water heater, air handling unit and boiler replacement was accomplished while the facility remained occupied. New distribution ductwork was also designed. DDC controls were provided for all new HVAC equipment. $1,200,000. 2009.

Warren Correctional Institution – Door Replacement

ME – This project will replace approximately 130 doors/frames at Warren Correctional. This will include all of the exterior Pod doors and frames including the mechanical doors and frames, Segregation doors and frames, Administration doors and frames, Maintenance doors and frames, Building 6 mechanical room doors and frames. The doors are original and have had many repairs to them. The doors are rusting and pulling away from the frame and they do not open or close freely. $1,172,000. 2012.

Warren County Halfway House

PM/ME – New 18,000 sq. ft. voluntary rehabilitation facility to house 72 men recently paroled. The facility included open dormitory sleeping areas, classrooms, offices, support services, laundry facilities and full service kitchen. This 72-bed facility, which officially opened on January 2, 2003, employs 20 staff and shares program services with the Community Corrections Center, a Community – Based Correctional Facility located next door. HVAC system consisted of a 4-pipe fan coil system for the sleeping areas. Rooftop HVAC units served the kitchen and dining areas. $1,700,000. 2003.

Allen Correctional Institution – Residential Treatment Unit Support Facility HVAC Study

PM/ME – The Residential Treatment Unit Support Facility (RTU) at Allen Correctional Institution is used primarily for inmate counseling with associated offices and support areas for the counseling staff. Though the HVAC system was relatively new, the facility was experiencing very high indoor relative humidity. The existing HVAC system was assessed to determine how to improve the temperature and humidity control. A report was provided with improvement recommendations and cost estimates. 2000.

ODYS Circleville Juvenile Correction Facility Wet Cell Renovation

P/FP – This project created eighteen (18) additional wet cells. The facility has three buildings, each with six (6) units. The following infrastructure upgrades were required: Plumbing design for the addition of a stainless steel combination lavatory/water closet in the new wet cells; New cold water, hot water, sanitary and vent piping for the new plumbing fixtures was extended to existing mains located within the building; Secure floor drains were added outside of wet cells; Exhaust system modifications for the new wet cells; A new sub-panel and associated electrical distribution was provided for each building. Field investigation during the design development phase discovered that existing electrical panels did not have sufficient space to feed power to new plumbing fixtures; Fire alarm system modifications to accommodate new smoke dampers. $500,000. 2011.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Arena District Regional Office

P/FP – The project scope consisted of a new 67,000 sf, three story regional administrative office building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Nationwide Arena District in Columbus, Ohio. The first floor includes a 13,500 sf secured covered parking area and 7,200 sf of shelled retailed space. $10,000,000. 2011.