2013 40 Under 40: Khris House, 38
Associate, ccrd, Houston
Khris House, LEED AP, 38
Associate, ccrd, Houston
Kansas State University, BS Architectural Engineering, Minor in Pre-Law
For Khris House, work is not just a “job,” but something that he truly enjoys. Having spent more than 12 years designing electrical systems for medical facilities, schools, churches, office buildings, data centers, and retail spaces, his experience spans coordinating a building’s electrical, mechanical, and plumbing design requirements with innovative architectural design. At Smith Seckman Reid, House contributed to the Memorial Hermann Southwest Professional Office Building in Houston, featuring a 90,000-sq-ft shell floor with a base-building infrastructure, lobby, offices, mail room, fire pump room, and generator building. In addition, he contributed to the 500,000-sq-ft renovation of the existing fire alarm system at the Ben Taub General Hospital Fire Alarm Renovation in Houston. House’s experience in the complicated field of health care, data center, and laboratory design impressed ccrd, a firm for which he has worked for 2 years. Since working in the industry, House puts his engineering expertise to use beyond his traditional work environment. As a deacon at his church, he served on several mission trips to Sudan and Columbia, where he helped build structures to support a local communication system. Through House’s involvement at church, he met his fiancée, Gina, whose twin sister is engaged to his current roommate. The four of them are scheduled to have a double wedding in October.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey