Developing next generation data center design concepts for facilities around the world
Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, part of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, today announced it has hired data center design veteran Vali Sorell, PE, as its newest Mission Critical Vice President, Mechanical Engineering and Design.
Prior to joining Glumac, Vali spent 12 years with Syska Hennessy Group as Principal and Chief HVAC Engineer for its Critical Facilities Group. Since 2016 he has helmed his own firm, Sorell Engineering, providing high-level consulting to mission critical clients around the world.
Providing funding and engineering support to the Voices of African Mothers Girls Academy in Sogakope, Ghana, to empower girls through education
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Ghana’s Volta Region has the lowest quality of education in the country. Girls are particularly affected by lack of education facilities, with enrollment dropping from 62 percent in primary school to only 8 percent in secondary school. Tetra Tech worked with nongovernmental organization Voices of African Mothers (VAM) and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana (SEG) team to create a sustainable school for girls in the Volta Region. The school will create a safe-haven for 240 girls to receive quality education, mentorship, food, water, and shelter.
Sending warm holiday wishes from our Tetra Tech family to yours
We are excited to announce the winners of Tetra Tech’s first company-wide children’s holiday art competition!
The competition included children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews of Tetra Tech employees. Children created artwork that answered the question, “What is your holiday wish for a happier, healthier planet?”
Focusing on resilient solutions for infrastructure, social economy, and risk management
Hope Herron has been an environmental specialist and climate resilience expert with Tetra Tech for more than 10 years. She develops strategic, sustainable, resilient, and socio-economic solutions to global development challenges. Hope uses her knowledge to improve livelihoods, mitigate climate change impacts, and increase transparency for sustainable supply chains—from creating climate change assessment tools in the Caribbean to incorporating environmental considerations into road and bridge design in South Sudan.
Managing planning and programming, building and infrastructure design, and existing facility renovations around the world
Dave George has more than 25 years of experience in large-scale infrastructure and facility planning, design, and construction management for Department of Defense (DoD) projects, including significant work outside the contiguous United States (OCONUS). Since 2003 Dave has managed facility design and civil and utilities-related services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Middle East District (MED).
Brian Stern is an energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, who supports firm-wide sustainable and high-performance building design. His work improves building performance from initial concept all the way through operation. Using energy modeling software, he develops holistic building energy efficiency strategies appropriate to local environmental conditions.
Preparing high-achieving technical leaders to provide our clients with innovative solutions across our markets
On November 16, 2018, Tetra Tech recognized the accomplishments of its 2018 Leadership Academy class at its annual corporate meeting, where participants received their certificates of completion from CEO Dan Batrack. The Leadership Academy prepares project managers to become outstanding business leaders to better serve our clients.
Designing mechanical systems that have a positive impact on the environment
Paula Chou is a mechanical designer with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, based in Irvine, California. She works on the sustainable design of HVAC projects for architects and owners of building construction. Paula has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. We talked with Paula as part of our #TtInspires campaign celebrating the passion of Tetra Tech employees. Follow #TtInspires on social media for more stories.
Biking to work for a week to promote sustainable transportation and reduce emissions
As part of Tetra Tech’s 2018 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 678 riders from more than 56 teams around the world cycled to work, the highest participation of any BTWW Challenge to date.
As part of Tetra Tech’s Sustainability Program, the Company challenges employees to cycle to work for a week each May to promote sustainable transportation methods.
Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.