Aaron Bundy joined Colby Co. as a Fire Protection Engineer and he brings 18 years of experience with fire protection engineering and fire alarm systems. Aaron has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and a Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has broad experience in code consulting, life safety, fire alarm, emergency voice alarm communication, mass notification systems, and fire/smoke modeling for military, federal and commercial clients.
Brian Beaulieu, PE (Class of ‘04), and Arden McSwain, EIT (Class of ‘17) spoke to the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the University of Maine about Demolition and Construction engineering. In addition to building design, Colby Co. performs Demolition & Construction Engineering for contractors to properly phase their projects to ensure a safe, efficient and successful project. Our role is to determine how structures can safely be disassembled while maintaining a structurally stable structure throughout demolition.
Celebrating its 30th year, Architalx’s mission is to broaden awareness and understanding of architecture, landscape architecture and design by sponsoring lectures that foster evocative and creative dialogue within the design community and the with the general public. It’s goal is to enrich the community by gathering speakers from across the globe to bring world-class ideas and design to Maine. The Spring 2018 Lecture Series Speakers include Matthew Mazzotta, Brad Cloepfil, Jennifer Siegal, Jen Toy and Chelina Odbert. Colby Co. is a Patron sponsor of the 2018 Lecture Series.
Colby Co. is providing LED lighting consultant services to assist the City as it transitions 6,600 existing high pressure sodium street lights to LEDs. We assisted the City during the contractor selection process and we are continuing to support the City by answering technical questions, reviewing designs and calculations, attending project meetings and conducting site visits. The replacement project is estimated to reduce the City’s electricity consumption for street lighting by 2.7 million kWh per year. For more information, please visit the City’s LED Streetlight Conversion & Smart City project site.
Colby Co. provided company-wide safety training for architects, engineers, CADD designers and project managers. The OSHA 10-Hour Training for the Construction Industry course addressed basic safety and health information and education training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry.
Colby Co. held its fourth annual Holiday Party for kids and grandkids of Colby Co. The event was held at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in downtown Portland.
Colby Co. Engineering LLC of Portland has been awarded a five-year, $30 million contract to assist the U.S. Navy’s facilities engineering group with designs for building renovations and new construction in support of its submarine overhaul program.
“This was an extremely competitive contract, and firms throughout the country competed for the opportunity. As full-time residents and great believers in the strong work ethic that Mainers possess, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this contract home to Maine.” – Sarah Emily Colby
For the fifth year in a row, Colby Co. sponsored a Trek Across Maine team. The Trek is a 180-mile, three day bike ride across Maine that raises money to benefit the Maine chapter of the American Lung Association. The Trek started at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine on Friday, June 16th and finished in Belfast, Maine on Sunday, June 18th. The Trekkers spent the first night at UMaine in Farmington and the second night at Colby College in Waterville. Approximately 2,000 cyclists participate in the Trek each year.
Colby Co. provided the design for three projects in support of Bath Iron Work’s Facilities Upgrade mission. The designs included a new 50,000 SF 11-story Outfitting Hall; a new 2-cell Blast and Paint Facility; and a new boiler building. All three buildings were designed simultaneously and on a compressed time schedule to support BIW’s shipbuilding efforts. The Associated General Contractors of Maine awarded the project first place in the Industrial Category for 2016.