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Ye Zhang, PE, WELL AP Promoted to Electrical Engineering Department Manager

Ye Zhang, PE, WELL AP has been promoted to the position of Electrical Engineering Department Manager. Ye joined GLHN’s growing Phoenix office in 2018 as our first full-time Phoenix-based Professionally Registered Engineer (PE), shortly after the firm moved into its expanded location at 3636 N. Central Avenue. Ye is a Registered Engineer in the states of AZ, NV, and CA and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Dalhousie University,…

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GLHN is always up for the challenges and discoveries of Make Ready Projects.

Among one of the greatest technical challenges in many projects is the preparation of the site infrastructure to support the planned new building improvements.  This precursor to the vertical construction phase is termed “Make Ready” and is the first phase of any major new facility installation or expansion. The Make Ready phase may involve developing new power, gas, water, sewer, or information technology infrastructure and often requires the rerouting of…

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Sacha Kessler, Architectural Designer, Associate Director AIA Southern Arizona

I asked Sacha how she become interested in AIA?  This is what she shared . . . I initially got involved with AIA through their student organization, AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students). I was involved in the AIAS – Arizona chapter for 3 years; my first year I was a general member and wanted to see what opportunities the organization would provide. During that time, I went to the…

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Donna Mertes Civil Engineering Department Manager

Donna Mertes Employee Owner of the Year

Donna Mertes, PE, Civil Engineering Department Manager, is our 2020 GLHN’s Employee Owner of the Year. Each year GLHN recognizes an employee-owner who demonstrates our corporate values. Selected by her fellow employee-owners; Donna represents GLHN’s motto of “Our Success Comes from Helping Others Succeed”.  Her attitude, efforts and daily practices promote the collaboration of our integrated architectural engineering team, directly impacting our bottom line.   Donna is a great ambassador…

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GLHN is in the Community!

GLHN Partners with the Food Bank Helping our neighbors has been the focus over the last 9 months.  If you have watched the local news you have seen the overwhelming need - long lines of cars filled with Arizonans who need help feeding their families.  We are honored to take action and help address the huge need.  This year we have raised $5,916 for a total of 41,412 meals and…

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Thermoplastic Piping Applications for Utility Distribution Systems– Part 2

Thermoplastic Piping Applications for Utility Distribution Systems– Part 2 Authored by John C. McGann, PE | GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. In the first part of this series a discussion was presented focused on the use thermoplastic piping systems in buildings.  Review and discuss with us the use of thermoplastic piping in site distribution system, with specific emphasis on HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and PE-RT (Polypropylene of Raised Temperature resistance)…

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