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Keeping It Real with Crystal Hilton

The Keeping it Real series is your chance to hear from Allen & Shariff staff on life, lessons, and leadership, straight from the trenches. Sometimes literally.

Name: Crystal Hilton, Mechanical Designer
Office: Pittsburgh North
Years at Allen & Shariff: 3 years, 8 months


What aspect of your personality most contributes to you being good in your specific role?
I would say fast learning with software like revit , drafting, HVAC, plumbing, Fire protection designs with healthcare. It’s a very fast-paced work environment.

You were the first employee of Pittsburgh North. How have you seen the office evolve over time?  
The office has evolved very fast with workload and people. But it’s basically like a family in the office. Everyone gets along.

Describe something from your past (school, work experience, a mentor) that most influenced you to get into this industry.
When I was younger I use to play Sims and build houses and thought I wanted to be an architect. I ended up taking a drafting class in high school and loved the engineering part and learning how to use AutoCad.
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Six members of the Allen & Shariff Middle East team received Certificates of Appreciation for their Project Management Consultant work on the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City. Musanada (also known as Abu Dhabi General Services) presented the certificates. Since project initiation for the end client, SEHA, a total of 52 Allen & Shariff staff have contributed to the facility—those that were formally recognized and 46 other hardworking staff members. Allen & Shariff would like to congratulate the entire team for their work on this successful effort.

Job Posting – Construction Quality Control Manager

Title: Construction Quality Control Manager Location: Columbia, MD Job Description Purpose – Manage job site quality to achieve project goals.

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Job Posting – Superintendent

Title: Superintendent Location: Columbia, MD Job Description Purpose – Manage jobsite operations to achieve project goals.

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Job Posting – Marketing Coordinator

Title: Marketing Coordinator Location: Columbia, MD Overview The Marketing Coordinator will work with Business Development to create promotional pieces and presentations, plan and implement events for Allen & Shariff, and maintain aspects of the marketing department including but not limited to internal and external correspondence, and electronic filing. Additionally, this role will provide marketing support for […]

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How Choosing the Right HVAC System Impacts Multi-Family Housing

Our Virtual Lunch & Learn blog series explores a specific topic adapted from our most popular Allen & Shariff Lunch and Learn courses. Involved in a multi-family construction project? Then you know that one of the most critical concerns, especially during the design process, is finding the right HVAC solution. That’s because HVAC systems: Require […]

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Keeping It Real with Patrick Giordano

The Keeping it Real series is your chance to hear from Allen & Shariff staff on life, lessons, and leadership, straight from the trenches. Sometimes literally. Name: Patrick (Pat) Giordano, Senior Plumbing Designer Office: Salisbury, MD Years at Allen & Shariff: 15 You’ve been with Allen & Shariff for fifteen years. How has the company changed […]

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Allen & Shariff Part of the Team that Wins the AIA Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award

Thank you to all of our clients, colleagues, and friends who voted for Allen & Shariff as part of the AIA Design Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award. We’re proud to report that Allen & Shariff was the MEP/FP engineer for the winning project, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Byham Center for Dance, as well as for three […]

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