Total Building Commissioning welcomes Shearrow
TBC is pleased to announce that Roger L. Shearrow has joined the firm’s Phoenix office.
Roger L. Shearrow, PE, QCxP, LEED AP, brings 15 years of mechanical engineering and commissioning experience to Total Building Commissioning’s Arizona office. He is a professional engineer (P.E.) licensed in Arizona, a Qualified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP), and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). He possesses a fire sprinkler design certificate from the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and holds an AutoDesk Building Systems (now AutoCAD MEP) Essentials Training Certificate from an authorized Autodesk trainer.
Educated at the University of Arizona, Shearrow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1995. He keeps his knowledge and skills up-to-date through continuing education and certification courses including those on the topics of HVAC sustainable design, plumbing codes, DDC control systems and commissioning.
Shearrow, through TBC’s sponsorship of the Green Schoolhouse Series, is providing LEED and other commissioning services for two Phoenix schools. The Safari and Studio school projects are to be the world’s first LEED Platinum schools designed and built by volunteers.
Some of Shearrow’s other projects include a study for the Yuma County Satellite Building in Wellton, Ariz., and commissioning at the University of Utah Medical Office Building at Daybreak development in South Jordan, Utah.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.