TOLEDO, Ohio, July 13, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, procurement, and construction management firm, announced today that one of its employees earned a professional registration and 12 additional employees earned professional certifications during the third quarter of SSOE’s 2016 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once a staff member has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.
Ismaias “Lemmy” Recinos, PE, Structural Engineer, recently received his professional engineering (PE) licensure upon successfully completing the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, which measures a candidate’s academic and practical knowledge of technical engineering. Candidates are eligible to take the exam after meeting statutory requirements, including a minimum of 4 years of acceptable work experience. Lemmy graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has more than 5 years of experience and works in SSOE’s Nashville, Tennessee office.
B. Seth Michael, EI, Mechanical Designer, recently received his Engineering Intern (EI) certification, which is the first step toward earning a PE license. To earn an EI certification, an individual must successfully complete the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which signals they have mastered the fundamental requirements. Seth graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. He has more than 4 years of experience and works in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office.
Alyson Dinca, CSI, CDT, Assistant Project Manager, recently received her Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) certification from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). To earn a CDT certification, an individual must successfully complete the CDT exam, which measures their comprehensive knowledge of the writing and management of construction documents. Alyson has more than 5 years of experience and works in SSOE’s Huntsville, Alabama office.
Douglas Furia, AC, Project Technology Coordinator, recently received his Associate Constructor (AC) certification, which is awarded by the American Institute of Contractors (AIC). It is the first level of certification in the Constructor Certification program and indicates the individual has a high level of skill and knowledge in managing the process of construction. Doug graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Construction. He started working at SSOE as a co-op in 2013 and works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office.
Rajkumar Krishnan, MCP, Computer Technician, recently received his Microsoft® Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Certified Professional (MCP) credentials. The MCSA credential is a prerequisite for more advanced Microsoft certifications and focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions. MCP is the second level of certification and validates IT professional and developer technical expertise through rigorous, industry-proven, and industry-recognized exams — covering a wide range of Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions. Rajkumar works in SSOE’s Mumbai, India office and has more than 9 years of experience.
Xinyu “Zoe” Zhou, CMA, Staff Accountant, recently received her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, a professional credential earned in the advanced management accounting and financial management fields through work experience, a two-part exam, and continuing education. Zoe graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and has more than 5 years of experience. She works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office.
A LEED professional credential, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), signifies an individual is a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement. A LEED Green Associate (LEED GA) designation indicates an individual has a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices. A LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C) designation indicates an individual has advanced knowledge in green building as well as expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings, serving the commercial, residential, education, and healthcare sectors.
Ava Li, LEED AP BD+C, Architect, recently earned her LEED AP BD+C credential upon successful completion of the exam. Ava graduated from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning and Design and has more than 9 years of experience. She works in SSOE’s Shanghai, China office.
J. Devan Stevens, LEED GA, Electric Designer and Certified Journeyman, recently earned his LEED GA credential upon successful completion of the exam. Devan graduated from Wallace Community College with an Associate of Applied Science and has more than 4 years of experience. He is responsible for production and specialty processes in power distribution and lighting design and works in SSOE’s Huntsville, Alabama office.
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
To receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Industry certification, each recipient must complete the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program, which is intended to provide an entry level construction worker with general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site.
James “J.D.” Hornbuckle, EI, Senior Electrical Designer, recently earned his OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry certification. J.D. has more than 4 years of experience and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He works in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office.
Douglas Hoskinson, Senior Controls Designer in Glass and Manufacturing, recently earned his OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry certification. Doug graduated from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Electro-Mechanical. He has more than 30 years of experience and works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office.
Chad Ronyetz, Senior Mechanical Designer, recently earned his OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry certification. Chad graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and has more than 12 years of experience. He works in SSOE’s Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina office.
Jason Thomson, Senior Electrical Designer, recently earned his OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry certification. Jason graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in CAD. He has 16 years of experience, 10 of which he’s spent leading small- to medium-sized projects and assisting with major portions of large projects, and works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office.
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Certification
To receive an OSHA 30-Hour Construction Outreach Certification, each recipient must complete the OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Course. This course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry, but more specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors and provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.
John Smith, Electrical Inspector, Plan Reviewer, and Designer, recently earned his OSHA 30-hour Outreach Training certification. John studied at Naval Nuclear Power School and has more than 15 years of experience in designing and reviewing electrical systems. He works in SSOE’s Portland, Oregon office.