Blogs/News

Why Energy Modeling Matters

Our Virtual Lunch & Learn blog series explores a specific topic adapted from our most popular Allen & Shariff Lunch and Learn courses.

Whether for new construction, existing building system auditing, or commissioning, energy modeling is inseparable from smart, efficient MEP engineering. Every design decision impacts a building’s energy use, sometimes for the lifetime of the building. Through technology like Equest/DOE2 and other software, MEP engineers build computer models of a building’s energy systems, to analyze and text proposed design before construction, or to audit existing systems to make them more efficient. Read the full post →

Keeping It Real with Aaron DeSantis

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 and Title: Aaron DeSantis, Mechanical Designer
Office location: Zelienople
Years at Allen & Shariff: Two years



What’s the one skill that you would say is essential to being a great mechanical designer?
Attention to detail is essential because one little mistake can cost the owners of the facilities we work in a lot of money. This can in turn damage to the relationship we have with them, as they may start giving other firms work we would have received.

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The Importance of Diversity – MBE Certification and Beyond

The construction industry hasn’t always been known for its diversity, but for many companies in the business, that’s starting to change. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Allen & Shariff understands the benefits – both for company culture and for business – of celebrating and promoting diversity in the workplace.

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What a Year It’s Been

2018 was a year of celebration. From connecting with partners old and new to delving into photos from our past (some of which we may wish never surfaced), Allen & Shariff has thoroughly enjoyed this time to reflect, reconnect, and recommit to moving forward with integrity and excellence. Thanks to our team, friends, and clients […]

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Allen & Shariff VP Honored by Local Community

Bill Pettitt, VP of Engineering for Allen & Shariff’s Salisbury office, was honored at Wicomico County’s second annual Good Sports Awards, which recognize youth athletes, coaches, and volunteers throughout the region. The awards banquet honors organizations and athletes who demonstrate four core values – fun, community, sportsmanship, and skill development. Bill received the Official of […]

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Foundational Relationships: OTJ

Throughout this year, Allen & Shariff is taking the time to acknowledge and appreciate the foundational business relationships that we have developed during our first 25 years. As we pause to spend time with our valued friends and partners, we are taking the time to share a little about who they are, the work we’ve […]

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Foundational Relationships: Strada

Throughout this year, Allen & Shariff is taking the time to acknowledge and appreciate the foundational business relationships that we have developed during our first 25 years. As we pause to spend time with our valued friends and partners, we are taking the time to share a little about who they are, the work we’ve […]

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Foundational Relationships: H. Edward Goldberg

Over the last year, Allen & Shariff has taken the time to acknowledge and appreciate the foundational business relationships that we have developed during our first 25 years. As we pause to spend time with our valued friends and partners, we are taking the time to share a little about who they are, the work […]

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