The Community Engagement Center provides a first-of-its kind space at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for community outreach. Farris Engineering designed the mechanical and electrical systems of the CEC with energy efficiency in mind.
Farris Engineering provided project management and engineering design services for Omaha Public Schools Blackburn Alternative 9-12 School. Scope included a fire sprinkler system and expanding the data system to increase the availability of wireless connections.
The Pueblo Community College Learning Center was a complete redesign. The facility now features admission and financial aid offices, a café, lounge areas, and meeting rooms.
Farris Engineering designed a plan to provide all new HVAC equipment; i.e., dedicated chiller, air-handlers, ductwork distribution, etc., for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
Farris Engineering used non-metal thermoplastic pipe in the new North Chiller Plant for South Dakota State University at Brookings, SD. ACEC Honor Award Winner 2017
The Nebraska Army National Guard Mead Readiness Center is a $10.8 million, 49,260 sf training facility for military police and vehicle maintenance units.
Farris Engineering recognizes the client as the most important factor in a project and seeks to build enduring value and trust by providing the best customer service possible.
Farris Engineering’s Ryan McPhillips has become a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) McPhillips, PE, LEED AP, has been an electrical engineer based in the Farris Lincoln office since 2014. An RCDD demonstrates knowledge in the design, implementation, integration and project management of telecommunications and data communications technology and related building infrastructure. The certification standards are set by Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). Among his many notable projects, McPhillips was involved in transforming the former UNL Love Library North into the Learning Commons, a bright and comfortable digital learning, study and collaboration center available 24 hours a day to Husker students. McPhillips earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He and his family live in Lincoln.
Farris Engineering designed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements for a ground-breaking $45 million renovation of the college’s Tutt Library. Upon completion in 2017, Tutt was deemed the largest academic library to achieve net-zero construction. This goal was achieved despite adding 25,000 additional square feet to the 1962 building, doubling the seating capacity, and creating data visualization and GIS labs, experimental classrooms, outdoor study areas and more.
“Utilizing renewable energy, for instance photovoltaics and geothermal in the Tutt Library, is a visible reminder to the community of the building owner’s priorities. Probably more important is the impact made on the current students, both from an educational standpoint regarding energy efficiency and sustainability, and from the standpoint of stressing the importance of being good stewards of our energy resources. I don’t think we can have more impact on the future than when we influence those in college.” Stephen Roitsch, PE, Farris Project Manager.
Greg Kronaizl, Farris Engineering (center) accepts the IDEA 2017 Innovation Award Honorable Mention on behalf of Farris Engineering and South Dakota State University. The honorable mention was presented by Bob Smith, RMF Engineering (left) and Rob Thornton, President of IDEA (right) at IDEA’s 108th Annual Conference & Trade Show on June 24th, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ.