Walter Broner, RA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP
Walter Broner is a graduate of Pratt Institute, a registered architect since 1982, and joined BSD in 2017. He has designed, detailed and specified many large and complex projects built in both in the US and abroad. He is a LEED AP, and in the past had served two terms as the President of CSI’s Princeton Chapter. Within the SPECS Department, Walter is responsible for the content of Divisions 00 and 01, as well as laboratory and vivarium design content located primarily in Divisions 10, 11, 12, and 13, and has deep sustainable design expertise.
Adrian Charest, PE, LEED AP, CSI
Adrian Charest holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts, respectively. He is experienced with civil and construction engineering related to roadway construction, land development, and the related public utilities. He has hands-on design, construction, professional estimating, and project management experience on small to large projects in a variety of trades. Additionally, he has developed whole building models for a variety of industries to predict anticipated costs of construction. Adrian joined BSD in 2017 and is responsible for updating and enhancing content in Division(s) 03, 05, 31, 32,33.
Kelli Gantt, CSI, CDT
Kelli Gantt earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. After a 9 year career in the cable advertising industry, she went back to school and earned a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Georgia State University. Pursuing her love of everything related to historic buildings and building materials, she lived in New York City and held internships with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the New York Historical Society. After moving back to Atlanta, she worked at Lord, Aeck, and Sargent as their specifications coordinator for 5 years. At LAS she earned the Construction Documents Technologist certificate from CSI, became the go-to person for training new architects on Speclink-E software, and cut her teeth in specifications writing. She has been a specifications writer with BSD for over 4 years. Within the SPECS Department Kelli is responsible for the content of Divisions 9, 10, and 12, as well as working with BPM sales in those divisions.
Tony Horton, LEED AP BD+C, CSI
Tony Horton attended the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (Fort Monmouth, NJ) and the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY) as an Army Invitational Reservist from 1995 to 1999. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for serving during the Persian Gulf War. Tony earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). He has over 14 years’ experience as a full-time mechanical HVAC and plumbing consultant. Tony has been reviewing and writing specifications for 12+ years. Tony has been with BSD for over 2 years. Tony is responsible for the content of Divisions 21, 22, 23. Tony volunteers with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at the chapter, regional, and society level, and has deep sustainable design expertise.
G. Scott McIntosh-Mize, CSI, CDT, CCS
G. Scott McIntosh-Mize earned a degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, holds CSI’s master level certification in specification writing, and has more than twenty years’ experience as a full-time specification writer. He has been with BSD for over 10 years. Scott served for years as Program Committee Chair and as a Professional Director of CSI's Atlanta Chapter before being elected Chapter President in 2010. Scott has also been a regular instructor for the Atlanta Chapter's CDT exam preparation course. Within the SPECS Department, Scott is responsible for the content of Divisions 02 – 06; architectural portions of 31, 32, and 33, as well as managing production to BSD Support checking and publishing new content to the subscriber version of SLE. As the longest-serving specification writer in the department, Scott provides continuity in the maintenance and transmission of BSD specification-writing philosophy, approach, and internal standards, and alignment with CSI standards and principles. Scott's deep background enables him to provide Subscribers with strategies for migrating their corporate master content into the SpecLink content.
Vance Mitchell attended the Southern University and A&M College, located in Baton Rouge, LA. After starting a Bachelor of Architecture degree, he changed curriculums and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in French. During his tenure at Southern, he received various awards such as Most Outstanding Student (highest departmental GPA) in the Department of Civil Engineering in 2014, the Student Achievement Award (most active in school organizations) in 2015, Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship from 2013-2015, and a host of other achievements/positions in his extracurricular activities. He started at BSD in February of 2017 and is Professional Content Research Assistant and currently reviews and documents outdated Reference Standards and helps review/create new sections in different divisions; He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Building Construction and Facility Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is expected to graduate in 2019.
Joe I. Moreland, PE, CSI, CDT
Joe I. Moreland is a is a registered engineer and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994. Before coming to BSD, he worked for 16 years as a consulting electrical engineer, including 10 years as an associate. He has been with BSD for over 7years, where he is responsible for the content of Divisions 26, 27, & 28, as well as coordinating with Support and Software Departments on software issues related to specifications development.
Christopher Morris, CSI
Christopher Morris attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has over 27 years of experience as a Consulting Design Engineer, Project Manager, EPC Consultant, Lighting Controls Engineer, Senior Engineer/Editor and Electrical Department Manager for leading national firms. Chris attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA and worked on-site at the largest power generation plant in New England as an EPC Consulting Engineer and second to the Plant Electrical Engineer. Chris has extensive experience in power design, controls and instrumentation design, SCADA design, fire alarm, security, communications, IT infrastructure for commercial, industrial, science & technology, high rise residential, educational, government, military/defense and power generation facilities. In addition, he served 8 years in the USAF Crew Chief on B-52 bombers. Chris possesses a USCG Master Captain License for 50 gross ton up to 99 gross ton power vessels. He has been employed with BSD since 2017 with primary responsibilities in updating current and creating new engineering specification sections in Divisions 26, 27, and 28.
Pedro Pacheco, PE, CSI, LEED AP
Pedro Pacheco is a licensed Mechanical Engineer registered in various states and earned a BSME degree from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He possess over 20 years of experience which includes HVAC design, HVAC/Life Sciences controls design, process controls, integrated automation, commissioning, plumbing, industrial ventilation, fire alarm systems, electronic security, and IT framework applications for diverse markets such as mission critical, federal, military/defense, industrial, state, institutional, universities, schools, and commercial clients with facilities ranging to over 1 million SF. Pedro is responsible for Division 25 content and is working on updating and expanding content of Divisions 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28. Pedro currently serves a Board of Governors Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers. (ASHRAE), and has deep sustainable design expertise.
David R. Trudell; AIA, CSI, SCIP, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C
Enlisted in U.S. Navy, honorably discharged in 1977 with 4 years of service Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, 1985, Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield, MI Bachelor of Architecture Degree, 1992, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI Registered Architect in the State of Wisconsin, 1991, State of Michigan, 1992 Active member of CSI since 1992. Chapter President for local Chapters in Wisconsin and Michigan Contributing member of Institute Certification Committee, 2012 – 2014. Project Architect for commercial, healthcare, religious, educational, and retail projects. David has been with BSD for over 4 years, and is responsible for Divisions 07, 08, 11, 13, and 14, and has deep sustainable design expertise.
Bob Wicker, AIA, CSI, NCARB
Bob earned architectural degrees from the University of Tennessee (B. Arch.) and McGill University (M. Arch.). Before joining BSD, Bob is a registered Architect with extensive experience in design and construction of hospitals and medical clinics for both the private and federal market sectors, utilizing both Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build delivery methods. Bob's medical project experience included facility master planning, facility evaluations, preparation of CON application documents, space programming, planning, design, equipment planning, scheduling, project management, preparation of specifications, construction administration, business development, etc. Bob has been with BSD since 2017 and is developing content in Divisions 3-13.