In honor of National Engineers Week we are showcasing a few of the people behind the scenes of our world-class engineered solutions. Meet Brad Palmisiano, an engineer from our Pittsburgh office and learn why he loves being an engineer at CannonDesign.
What type of engineer are you?
I am an Architectural Engineer, Mechanical Emphasis. Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering (BAE) from Penn State University, 2002.
Why did you decide to be an engineer?
I love the built environment and I have always liked to see how systems and machines work. I thought this was a good merging of my two main interests and aptitudes.
What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on at CannonDesign?
I am relatively new to CannonDesign, but the completion of the Allegheny General Hospital infrastructure project is the most exciting project I have worked on at my time here. The project consisted of an infrastructure upgrade in an existing occupied hospital and we added extra capacity for future upgrades at the hospital.
What is one thing you wish more people understood about what it’s like to be an engineer?
Every design we make is unique. Often, engineers are designing things that have never been built before, so assumptions are made with the best available information at the time. Sometimes the systems designed by engineers need to be modified, or tweaked throughout the process of construction and commissioning.
How would you describe life at CannonDesign?
My life at CannonDesign is designing creative solutions and solving challenges facing projects and clients in order to achieve the vision of the project team. I also love the collaboration with my colleagues that is inherent in finding a solution that works for everyone.
Finish this sentence: without engineers, the world would be ___________.
A much simpler, but less awesome, place.