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Join Kohler Ronan at the 2023 MAAM Building Museums Symposium

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Kohler Ronan is pleased to be a Contributor Level Sponsor of the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ Building Museums Symposium.

At this time, we would like to invite you to Monday’s breakout session discussing one of Kohler Ronan’s recently completed museum projects:

“Re-visioning a Modern Museum at 50” The Art Complex Museum

Andy Bentinck-Smith,
Vice President ACM Board, Project Lead,
Art Complex Museum

Matthew Oudens, AIA, LEED AP, MCPPO
Principal-in-Charge, Lead Designer,
Oudens Ello Architecture

Erik Bodelsen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers

Guy Hermann
Museum Insights

Monday, March 13, 2023, 1:45-3:00 PM

Dogwood B
Omni Atlanta Hotel, CNN Center

Robert V. Hedman, PE, LEED AP BD+C Promoted to Partner

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As Kohler Ronan embarks on a new year, we are pleased to share the news that Robert V. Hedman, PE, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Fitwel Amb., CPHD, LFA, has been promoted to Partner. Having joined the firm in 2007, he has been an integral member of both the mechanical department and our Danbury office. During his tenure, Bob has co-led the mechanical department and has overseen staff and the management of numerous of our larger projects. Since 2015, Bob has also been Principal of the firm.

Bob has not only served his clients and the firm well over the years but has also managed to dedicate time to his on-going professional development. Along with being an Accredited LEED AP BD+C from the US Green Building Council, Bob has earned his Well AP from the International Well Building Institute, is a certified Fitwel Ambassador from the Center for Active Design, and a Certified Passive House Designer from the Passive House Institute. Additionally, he has received his Living Future accreditation from the Living Future Institute as well as certification in Level 1 Thermography from the Infrared Training Center. Bob’s professionalism and commitment to engineering excellence make him a role model to younger engineers and serve to encourage the entire staff. He has earned the admiration and respect of his fellow colleagues at this firm and the consultants with whom we work.

Distinguished collaborations and notable projects mark Bob’s project portfolio. Further, his passion for historic buildings has culminated in systems design for landmark and historically significant buildings across the country, including the Facilities Expansion and Enhancement of The Frick Collection and the Restoration of the Jefferson Rotunda at the University of Virginia. Bob has also completed several unique projects in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS). Specifically, his NPS portfolio includes the Pullman National Monument in Chicago, IL, the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, OH, and the Thomas Cole House in Catskill, NY.

Bob holds an MS and BS from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in both Connecticut and New York. He is an active member of industry organizations such as The Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI), The Association for Preservation Technology NE Chapter (APTNE), Preservation Connecticut, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

We wish Bob continued success in his career at Kohler Ronan and, as he assumes his new role as Partner, we invite you to congratulate Bob on his latest professional achievement.

Vision, Issue 14

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Kohler Ronan 2022 Promotions

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Please join Kohler Ronan in congratulating our newest Senior Associates and Associates. Since joining the firm, each of these exemplary professionals has approached his work with boundless enthusiasm and creativity, demonstrating not only expertise in his chosen field but offering unique perspectives to building systems design for an increasingly sustainable built environment. We are delighted that they have chosen to share their knowledge and talent with Kohler Ronan, and we look forward to their many future accomplishments!

Join Kohler Ronan at the 2022 MAAM Building Museums Symposium

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Kohler Ronan is pleased to be a Contributor Level Sponsor of the  2022 Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ Building Museums Symposium.

We are also pleased to participate in Thursday’s breakout session discussing one of Kohler Ronan’s recently completed museum projects:

“Metropolitan Museum of Art – European Paintings Skylight and Infrastructure Upgrade”

Michael Wetstone, AIA, LEED AP
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

Erik Bodelsen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers

Markus R. Schulte, PE
Principal and NY Facade Group Leader,

Michael Dominick
Senior Associate Buildings Manager for Infrastructure, Buildings Department,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 3:30-4:45 PM

Federal A Room
Capital Hilton

Please be sure to visit our team in the Exhibitors’ Hall during the conference. You can still register for the conference here.

Kohler Ronan Accepts the Carbon Leadership Forum’s MEP 2040 Challenge

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Kohler Ronan is pleased to join a growing number of MEP/FP industry leaders in accepting the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF)’s MEP 2040 Challenge. As signatories, we are committed to “advocate for and achieve” net zero operational and embodied carbon by 2030 and 2040 respectively, across all our projects.

As active participants in the sustainable and high-performance building design movements, Kohler Ronan has always designed our MEP/FP systems with sustainability and environmental stewardship in mind, regardless of whether or not a project was pursuing a LEED rating. Our professionals have always evaluated the performance and environmental impact of every project from a “whole building” perspective over a building’s life cycle. We have continually challenged the standard that constitutes a green building by evaluating and collaborating with the design team on building orientation, envelope, fenestration, shading, and indoor air quality. As such, it is a logical next step that we accept the CLF’s MEP 2040 Challenge. At Kohler Ronan, we are confident in our systems experience and our technical ability to develop strategies that perform up to these inspirational specifications.

Kohler Ronan takes pride in the design and delivery of engineering solutions that balance both environmental and financial considerations. By driving innovation, research, and development, our engineers will continue to test the boundaries of accepted best practices to develop improved solutions for the benefit of our clients, the larger community in which we live, and our shared global environment.

Please read more about the MEP 2040 Challenge here:

Kohler Ronan is Ranked Among Top 10 Across All Cultural Facility Sectors by BD+C Giants 400

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Building Design + Construction’s 2021 Giants 400 Report has ranked Kohler Ronan 10th among the Top 65 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms. Kohler Ronan was also ranked 10th in the Performing Arts and Concert Venues sector, 9th in the Museum and Galleries sector, and 8th in the Public Libraries sector.

You can view the full list for all three categories here:

Top 35 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Performing Arts and Concert Venues
Top 45 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Museums and Galleries
Top 35 Cultural Facilities Engineering and EA Firms – Public Libraries