Although concepts like air quality and building systems design are fairly standard practices for consulting engineers, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these issues to the forefront with an emphasis on the safety and well-being of people at home, at work and at play. This Colorado Business Roundtable discussion will focus on the engineer’s role in the built environment and how engineers can be instruments for change to help improve the safety and well-being of building occupants.

Hear from the following panelists as they present their background and expertise regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on building engineering with retrofitting existing and designing new buildings.

Eric Ellingboe, P.E., mechanical engineer at MDP Engineering, has been working in the engineering field for six years with a focus on mechanical and plumbing engineering design in the multi-family sector.

Mark Jelinske, P.E.,  chief mechanical engineer at The RMH Group, Inc., has almost 30 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry. He serves as a mechanical and fire protection engineer and specializes in healthcare facility design and life safety codes and standards.

John Runnels, P.E., mechanical engineer at MDP Engineering, has eight years of experience working in the built environment, with a focus on HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection engineering. He focuses primarily on residential and office type projects.

Craig Watts, P.E.,  former president of ACEC Colorado and principal/project executive at IMEG Corp, has over 25 years of experience in consulting engineering. He specializes in mechanical engineering with a concentration in commercial, hospitality and museum projects.