Brian Lindstrom, PE, DCEP, has joined Burns & McDonnell as the Director of Commissioning Services. Lindstrom will be responsible for national expansion of Burns & McDonnell's existing commissioning services. He is based in Chicago and will be working with all of Burns & McDonnell's practice groups nationwide.
CHICAGO — Brian Lindstrom, PE, DCEP, has joined Burns & McDonnell as the Director of Commissioning Services. Lindstrom will be responsible for national expansion of Burns & McDonnell's existing commissioning services. He is based in Chicago and will be working with all of Burns & McDonnell's practice groups nationwide.
With experience commissioning more than 14 million square feet of new construction, 4 million square feet of existing building space and an additional 2 million square feet of mission critical facilities, Lindstrom is a recognized leader in pioneering many of the best practices that are now widely accepted throughout the industry. He has extensive experience leading integrated teams responsible for commissioning complex HVAC, controls, electrical, fire, life safety, information technology, security, building envelope and power systems.
With more than 17 years of commissioning experience, Lindstrom has worked on numerous high profile projects throughout the U.S. and overseas, including the Microsoft Global Data Center Program, Sprint Corporation World Headquarters campus, U.S. Centers for Disease Control laboratories and central utility plants, the new World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, international airport renovations in Houston and San Diego, U.S. Air Force bases in Alaska, U.S. Army medical facilities in Germany and antiterrorism bio-safety laboratories in the Middle East.
Lindstrom is a registered professional engineer in Kansas and Missouri and has Data Center Energy Practitioner certification from the U.S. Department of Energy. He also holds an EPA Section 608 Certification from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from Kansas State University.
Commissioning is an increasingly critical step in the design and construction of facilities worldwide. Commissioning is a recognized means of reducing maintenance and operating costs, extending lifetimes of systems and equipment and ensuring comfortable interior environments for building occupants.
Owners and developers rely on commissioning to ensure that buildings and systems operate as efficiently as designed and that equipment and materials are installed properly. Commissioning professionals are increasingly engaged early in the project design and construction cycles as a strategy to better manage project budgets and reduce project risk.
Additionally, retro-commissioning (Retro-Cx) services are increasingly being utilized for existing facilities that have not previously been commissioned. As part of the commissioning process, building systems are evaluated, tested and adjusted as necessary to save energy and optimize use of resources. As an outcome, owners frequently see increases in comfort and productivity among building occupants and improvements in maintenance and operations procedures.
About Burns & McDonnell
Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell currently ranks 20th among the Top 500 Design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine and 73rd among general contractors in the ENR Top 400 Contractors survey. Other ENR rankings include 20th in Design-Build and 13th in Construction/Program Management. In 2013, FORTUNE magazine named Burns & McDonnell the 18th best company to work for and the Kansas City Business Journal named Burns & McDonnell the No. 1 Best Place to Work among large workplaces in Kansas City. With the multidisciplinary expertise of more than 4,300 professionals in more than 30 regional, national and international offices, Burns & McDonnell is able to offer our clients one source for both design and construction. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit www.burnsmcd.com.