Farris Staff Members Add New Certifications

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Farris Engineering’s Don Foster Receives Commissioning Certification.

Don Foster, PE, LEED AP, REP, CxA has added Commissioning to his list of certifications.

Foster says that as the engineering, architecture, and construction industries transition to Net-Zero building design, it’s more important than ever to engage a commissioning agent during the design and construction phases to make sure that a building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems will operate as intended, meet Owner efficiency goals, and save on utility costs over the life of the facility.

Don, who joined Farris in 1985 as a Mechanical Engineer, has been designing highly efficient HVAC systems for years. He now has the qualifications to commission those systems.

Ashley Davis-Stills adds Fire Protection Engineer to her Capabilities

Ashley, a registered professional mechanical engineer in the Colorado Springs office, is now also certified as a registered professional fire protection engineer.

Ashley has been instrumental in the design of many projects for Farris. Most notably was her involvement in the renovation of the historic Palmer Hall and the renovation-addition for Tutt Library, both on the Colorado College Campus. Tutt Library was a $45 million renovation and upon completion, Tutt was deemed the largest academic library to achieve net-zero design.

Ashley joined Farris in 2015 and holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Colorado State University.

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