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Keeping It Real with Don Hocking

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: Donald R. (Don) Hocking, PE, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Mechanical Engineer
Office location: Salisbury, MD
Years at Allen & Shariff: 14.5 years


 

As Senior Mechanical Engineer, where do you invest your energies in relation to your team and clients?
Trying to understand where each are coming from and determining what avenue best allows us to work together.

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When Shady Side Academy Senior School – a high school with a 130-acre campus in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh – sought out Allen & Shariff to not only complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design but also for the firm’s commissioning service, it was an instant fit. As a science-based learning building seeking LEED certification, the school’s new, state-of-the-art McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation emulates the values of sustainable design that the firm strives to uphold – and serves as a living, observable science lesson for the students and faculty who learn and teach within it.

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Keeping It Real with Ali Arshian

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: Ali Arshian, Senior Electrical Engineer Office location: Columbia, MD Years at Allen & Shariff: 11 years & 5 months What’s the one skill that you […]

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White Paper: Meeting Code & Keeping Healthcare Workers Safe

Building codes. They’re important standards that almost all industries have to meet in order to keep people safe, remain efficient, and ensure an environmentally conscious setting. Codes are constantly evolving in order to stay ahead of trends, right size issues, and account for changing environments. These changes often have compounding effects—from prompting slight updates to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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