CLT parking garage planned in Springfield

BHEGroup is proud to be on SRG's team for the new CLT parking garage in Springfield, Oregon. We are providing civil engineering services for the stormwater management system on the site. The city of Springfield is proceeding with a project likely to produce the country’s first multistory parking structure made of cross-laminated timber (CLT). See article in Daily Journal of Commerce. [caption id="attachment_486" align="alignright" width="300"] Rendering courtesy of SRG Partnership[/caption]

BHEGroup has new office in Portland!

BHEGroup has some exciting news to share! We have recently moved into a larger office space in downtown Portland. The office, still located in the Congress Building on SW Fifth Avenue, gives us the opportunity to interact face-to-face with our clients in the greater Portland area for both mechanical and civil engineering services. Additionally, Aaron Schiess, PE recently joined our team in the Portland office. Aaron is a senior mechanical engineer with over 12 years of experience designing energy-efficient mechanical and plumbing systems for the education, civic and commercial markets. Our vision for our newest team member included a senior engineer with strong mechanical and plumbing design skills and a commitment to the highest quality client service. Aaron has all of those attributes and more! Adding Aaron to our team means our clients will have access to another top-level engineer to support their mechanical and plumbing project needs.

Aaron Schiess, PE joins BHEGroup

BHEGroup is pleased to announce that Aaron Schiess, PE has joined our team. Aaron is a senior mechanical engineer with over 12 years of experience designing energy-efficient mechanical systems. He will be located in our Portland, Oregon office and will support the BHEGroup mechanical team providing mechanical and plumbing system design for clients in the education, civic and commercial markets.

Birthdays are always better with chocolate!

Today we celebrated the birthday of our favorite civil engineer and president, Monica Anderson, with a scrumptious chocolate cake and a beautiful spring handbag! Not only does she lead us with grace and compassion, she's also fun! We wish her a year filled with much joy and happiness!

Howard Elementary School Celebrates New Facility

Howard Elementary School celebrated their new facility with an open house on September 21, 2016. The project architect, PIVOT Architecture, offered tours of the facility and BHEGroup's Monica Anderson joined with Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architects & Planning in describing how the rainwater will be harvested and reused to water the irrigation on the site and as an educational feature to make the students more aware of the rainwater. BHEGroup provided civil engineering design for the rainwater treatment processes on the site in addition to improvements to the public sidewalk, curbs, gutters and driveways.  

Surveying Crash Course for Real Estate Professionals a big hit

Friday, April 22, Jamey Montoya, PLS, gave local realtors a crash course in surveying. The free class, sponsored by Cascade Title Co., included information on finding property corners, FEMA flood issues, how to legally divide property and ALTA/ACSM land title surveys. Approximately 100 people attended the class which offered the realtors continuing education credits. Cheryl Criswell, Business Development Representative with Cascade Title Co. said, "Thank you so much for doing the class presentation this morning!! The agents loved it and thank you for having some handouts for them, too!! You do a great job and are great representation for BHEGroup!!"

BHEGroup on award-winning project team

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the Lane Community College Center for Learning and Student Success won an Excellence in Concrete award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Concrete Institute and Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association. The award, in the Higher Education category, was presented to the team:
  • Owner/Developer - Lane Community College
  • Architectural Firm - PIVOT Architecture
  • Civil Engineer - BHEGroup Inc.
  • Structural Engineer - Hohbach-Lewin Inc.
  • General Contractor - Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Concrete Contractor - Delta Construction
  • Concrete Finishing Company - Moderncrete Concrete Polishing
  • Precast Concrete Supplier - Michael's Precast Concrete
  • Ready Mix Supplier - Knife River NW
  • Landscape Architect - Cameron McCarthy
Congratulations to the project team for an excellent project!  

Expanding Your Boundaries Through Outreach

Jamey Montoya, PLS, BHEGroup's Survey Manager shares his experience as a public speaker. "This year, the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (PLSO) held their annual conference in Eugene, Oregon on January 20 – 22, 2016. Every year, the conference offers surveyors opportunities to learn more about new trends in the industry, network with other surveyors and support outreach efforts. I was invited to give a presentation, “Expanding Your Boundaries Through Outreach,” on the final day of the conference. Five years ago, I would have never envisioned myself doing any sort of marketing or business development outreach, let alone speaking at the PLSO conference on the topic. By expanding my boundaries, and stretching beyond my comfort zone, outreach to our clients and potential clients became my passion! My presentation touched on the momentary pain associated with growth and how I expanded my network to include students, real estate and title professionals and the general public. Never stop expanding your boundaries, you never know where you will end up. You could be the next speaker at a professional conference or the star business development professional at your company." Good job, Jamey!