Last week, some of our engineers had the pleasure of working with 9th-grade students at Denver Public Schools’ East High School in their 95-minute Introduction to Engineering class. It turned out to be a great learning experience for the students and us! Our first class was a success, but we’re looking forward to honing-in our demonstrations for the next one.
Through school-based and work-based learning, the CareerConnect program, “… gives DPS students early exposure to thousands of career options as they learn more about their own passions and interests.” The Xplore Industry track provides students with their first look into specific career opportunities. We were able to give these freshmen an inside look into the career of mechanical engineering consulting and design.
Our engineers began class with a brief introduction to 360 Engineering, HVAC, heat transfer types, load calculations, and equipment selection. Next, we provided a more interactive experience with two breakout sessions; how air handing equipment works and the benefits of energy modeling. For each breakout, we had demonstrations and handouts to keep things fun and interesting. These smaller groups also gave the students a chance to participate and ask questions. Finally, we ended with a quick Q&A session.
We want to thank East High School Engineering Teacher, Diego Bonta, and DPS CareerConnect’s Regional Coordinator, Courtney Ward, for integrating 360 Engineering into the program. If you’re interested in participating or learning more about CareerConnect; email email@example.com
“The WFP project has been my favorite project to work on in 2019 because of the many considerations and complications involved in designing around the various environments inside of a large recreation center.”
“I liked this project because it had a variety of different mechanical systems (boiler, chiller, cooling tower, air handlers) and environmental conditions that made equipment selection unique (high outdoor temperatures, dusty/gritty air, historic appearance that we needed to maintain).”
Joe Wittenberg / Project Engineer
Architect: Anderson Hallas Architects
Location: Inyo County, California
“I liked the project because it was a great opportunity and learning experience to work on a large, high profile project with such a professionally diverse and multidiscipline architecture/engineering team.”
Joe joined 360 Engineering in 2016, with a background of HVAC equipment design as part of a research and development team. In his time at 360 Engineering, Joe has worked on a diverse range of project types, including many tenant improvements, renovations, mechanical and plumbing upgrades, and new construction. Recently, Joe has worked on multiple K-12 projects for school districts, including Denver Public Schools and 27J. He has also completed mechanical and plumbing design for two Denver Public Library remodels and several National Park Service projects.
Zach joined 360 Engineering in 2019, bringing his wealth of knowledge in HVAC design for education, commercial, retail, and healthcare markets. Zach’s ability to listen carefully to each client’s needs and passion for problem-solving enables him to craft custom solutions for each project. Zach’s recent projects include mechanical and plumbing design services for the new Waggener Farm Park Recreation Center, Denver Public Schools’ Hamilton Middle School Renovation, and the USFS Rio Grande Supervisor’s Office.
2019 was another great year for 360 Engineering! We’ve expanded our project experience in Denver and around the country, and more importantly, we’ve continued to grow relationships throughout the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction community. Our firm welcomed three new Project Engineers, four employees passed their PE exams, we were recognized as a Denver Metro Chamber Woman-Owned Business Award Finalist, and two staff members welcomed baby girls to their families, just to name a few things. We’re looking forward to continued growth and exciting things to come in 2020!
Spencer joined 360 Engineering in 2014. Spencer’s project approach is people-oriented, and he excels in communication and coordination with clients. He is knowledgable in system layouts, equipment selection, energy modeling, engineering report writing, specifications, drafting, design team coordination, and construction administration.
Business Development Associate
Stacey joined 360 Engineering in 2016. She is responsible for marketing and business development related communication and tasks, as well as assisting the technical staff with reports, specifications, and other deliverables.
Ryan Dunne, PE
Project Engineer II
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.
Joe Wittenberg, FE
Project Engineer II
Joe joined 360 Engineering in 2016. He has worked on a diverse range of project types, including many tenant improvements, renovations, and mechanical and plumbing upgrades. Joe conducts all associated field investigations, calculations, equipment selections and layout, and drafting.
We are thrilled to introduce our new team members!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wow, what an amazing year for 360 Engineering! Continued success, growth, and our 15 year anniversary. To celebrate, our team let loose and showed off our axe throwing skills in downtown Denver… what a BLAST! We work very hard, but we also know how to have fun.
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.