Announcement: 360 Engineering Welcomes Three New Engineers

We are thrilled to introduce our new team members!


Ben Smiley

Project Engineer – Mechanical

Ben joined 360 Engineering in April.  He is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  Ben brings valuable knowledge of the entire construction process with experience working for a General Contractor.


Preston Kosiara

Project Engineer – Mechanical

Preston joined 360 Engineering in May.  He is a graduate of Colorado School of Mines, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Mathematical Sciences.  Preston’s background is in standards production, and mechanical and plumbing design for a Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing firm.


Zach Burgess

Project Engineer II – Mechanical

Zach joined 360 Engineering in May.  He is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration.  Zach has experience in HVAC design for education, commercial, retail, and healthcare markets.

Announcement: Spencer Rioux and Ryan Dunne Pass PE Exam

Spencer Rioux, PE (CO), LEED AP BD+C

As a Project Engineer at 360 Engineering since 2014, Spencer applies his knowledge of system selection and layout, equipment selection, energy modeling, engineering report writing, specifications, drafting, design team coordination, and construction administration. Spencer has a people-oriented approach to his work and excels in communication and coordination with clients. He tackles challenges optimistically and performs a careful analysis to troubleshoot issues and determine optimal solutions. Spencer’s experience spans a variety of market sectors including education, government, laboratory, retail, and commercial office.

Ryan Dunne, PE (CO)

Ryan joined 360 Engineering in 2017. With a technical engineering sales background, Ryan is a client-focused mechanical engineer experienced in systems design, equipment selection, systems troubleshooting, and testing, and project management from conception through design and commissioning.  As a Project Engineer, Ryan plays an integral role at 360 Engineering, working with long-time client, FirstBank Holding Company on projects across Colorado, and with Denver International Airport on multiple projects on the Jacobs Engineering Group A/E Design team, including Concourse B and C expansions.

2019 Women Make Buildings Better

Rocky Mountain Trane partnered with Tamara Ghandour of LaunchStreet to provide a thought-provoking networking event for women in the building industry.  This interactive half-day conference took place at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel on April 25th.

The purpose of this conference:

Women Make Buildings Better gives each woman the opportunity to discover their style of innovation and engage with others, unlocking their ability to be innovative in work and in life. Our goal is to help you leave with the tools you need to commit to take action towards elevating diversity of thought in YOUR industry and in everyday life.

Here are a few of many takeaways:

-Innovation: Thinking differently about what’s right in front of you to create an advantage.

-Anyone can innovate.  Everyone is responsible for innovation.

-How we innovate is unique to us.

-Value shifts, it doesn’t go away.

-Rearrange the box you have, instead of “thinking outside the box.”

-There are ways we can get involved in legislature to influence change.

-Present innovation in a different way.  Ask “What would you do to strengthen this idea?” instead of asking “What do you think?”.

-Show all of you.  Don’t conform to “fit-in,” this is doing a disservice to you and those you work with.

-We need people that can help fill in the gaps (when it comes to innovation).

-People don’t fear change; they fear being changed.

Women in leadership panel:

Our President, Denise Dihle, participated on the panel of powerhouse women in the HVAC industry.  When asked about the importance of maintaining a growth mindset, Denise said: “As soon as you are content, you are left behind.”

This offers a glimpse into how 360 Engineering operates, always striving to truly listen to the client’s needs, providing everyone with customized, innovative HVAC and plumbing engineering solutions.





2019 Denver Metro Chamber Business Awards

360 Engineering is thrilled to be a finalist for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards in the Woman-Owned Business of the Year category!  Nominated organizations were judged on proven track record of financial viability, contribution to the Denver community, vision for the future of the Denver Metro area, employee development, and management philosophy.

Winners will be announced live at the Business Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st at Infinity Park Event Center.

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Congratulations: Melissa Kisicki Celebrates 10-Years With 360 Engineering

Melissa Kisicki – Director of Administration

Wearer of many hats, Melissa has been integral to the development and continued success of 360 Engineering.  She is the manager of Marketing and IT, and handles all Office Administration, Human Resources, Accounting, and Professional Licenses for 360 Engineering. Melissa’s loyalty and dedication are evident, as she is the go-to person for advice, questions, and overall office support.  She does whatever it takes to make sure the business is running smoothly.

Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary!


Announcement: 360 Engineering Project Engineer Spencer Rioux Earns LEED AP BD+C

360 Engineering is thrilled to have another USGBC LEED Accredited Professional.  Project Engineer, Spencer Rioux, recently earned his LEED AP BD+C through the U.S. Green Building Council.  Sustainability is at the forefront of our mechanical engineering consulting and design work, which makes certifications such as LEED so important.  Short for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.  The LEED for Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) rating system covers a large range of project types including new construction, major renovations, core and shell development, schools, retail, data centers, warehouses, hospitality, and healthcare.  This certification fits perfectly with the types of projects 360 Engineering works on daily.

Additional sustainability-focused certifications held by 360 Engineering team members include ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design and International WELL Building Institute WELL AP.

Announcement: 360 Engineering Project Manager Taylor Reese Earns WELL AP

360 Engineering is proud to announce project manager Taylor Reese, PE recently earned his WELL Building Standard Professional Accreditation. As a WELL AP, Taylor joins a select group of industry professionals, becoming only the 12th member of Colorado’s WELL community to hold this designation! Delivered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL Building Standard is a relatively new building rating system, similar to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program. In addition to concentrating on the environmental impact of a building, WELL focuses on the health and well-being of the building occupants. The WELL concepts include Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind.

Some examples of features that may be found in a WELL certified space are:
  • Thermal gradients across open offices, allowing employees to work at a space temperature they find comfortable
  • Continual testing and treatment of potable water to maximize quality and taste, promoting better occupant hydration and mitigating the health effects of contaminants
  • Real-time air quality monitoring with occupant displays showing concentrations of airborne particulate, carbon dioxide, and ozone
  • Prominently located stairs with natural light and art in low-rise buildings, advocating active interior occupant circulation rather than elevator use
  • Melanopic lighting to encourage healthy circadian rhythms, helping employees get their recommended quality and quantity of sleep

Although the health and well-being of occupants is main goal of the WELL Building Standard, ancillary benefits may include increased property value and rent for building owners, and higher productivity, reduced sick days, and increased worker satisfaction for employers. WELL certification applies to new and existing buildings, new and existing tenant interiors, and core and shell for offices, multi-family residential, educational facilities, retail, restaurants, and commercial kitchens. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of pursuing WELL certification for your next project, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a discussion.

360 Engineering Team Building Retreat

If you’ve never tried an escape room, it’s worth giving a try!  It’s actually a fun challenge for all types of thinkers, not just mechanical engineers, although we were pretty successful in escaping.  We are always looking for ways to improve teamwork, this offered a great opportunity to work together and learn more about each other.

Announcement: 360 Engineering Welcomes Two New Engineers


We are excited about these two talented additions to our team!


Brennen Guy

Project Engineer – Mechanical

Brennen joined the 360 Engineering team in March.  He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, Tucson, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry.  While in school, Brennen focused his attention on thermodynamics and has a background in pharmaceutical manufacturing.  Brennen chose Mechanical Engineering because he finds it really satisfying to see a project through the stages of concept to construction, especially knowing other people will benefit from a design he was a part of.  He also enjoys being constantly challenged with tasks that are logic and math based, but with a bit of creative flair thrown in the mix.


Kerri Zoetewey

Project Engineer – Mechanical

Kerri joined 360 Engineering in April, bringing 16 years of mechanical engineering experience to the team.  She is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, earning a BSE with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering.  Her strengths in math and science drew Kerri to choose mechanical engineering as a profession.  Kerri’s background includes 5 years with Trane and 11 years of engineering consulting.  She has worked on a wide-range of project types including tenant finish, office buildings, retail, restaurants, churches, schools, and multifamily.


Read the announcement in Mile High CRE:  Here