TOLEDO, Ohio, January 11, 2021 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that eight of its employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2021 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 an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.
To become a registered architect (RA), an individual must have a professional degree from an NAAB-accredited program and complete the Intern Development Program (IDP). The IDP is approximately 3 years of on-the-job experience consisting of training units in 16 different categories, such as programming, site and environmental analysis, construction documents, specifications and materials research, and project management. Licensure is awarded upon successful completion of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), which evaluates an individual’s knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture.
Christina Clouthier, RA, Architect, recently became a registered architect. A University of Tennessee graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture, Christina works in SSOE’s Nashville, Tennessee office. She specializes in Revit and other 3D modeling platforms, with experience in the initial setup of projects, as well as designing, producing construction documents, code analysis, and obtaining building permits, supporting the firm’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities (AMF) operations with her 4 years of experience.
To become a professional engineer (PE), an individual must meet statutory requirements, including completion of a 4-year college degree and a minimum of 4 years of acceptable work experience. Licensure is awarded upon successful completion of the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, which measures an individual’s academic and practical knowledge of technical engineering.
Jacqui Mulholland, PE, Structural Engineer, recently earned her professional engineering license. A Cornell University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering, Jacqui works in SSOE’s Nashville, Tennessee office. Jacqui also holds a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She supports the firm’s Automotive and Manufacturing Facilities (AMF) operations with her 3 years of experience.
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
To receive Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Construction Industry certification, an individual must complete the 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. SSOE requires the OSHA 10-hour certification for all technical employees.
William Brenner, Designer in Toledo, Ohio; Jacqui Mulholland, PE, Structural Engineer in Nashville, Tennessee; Evan Reed, Electrical Designer in Toledo, Ohio; and Stacy Stulpin, Assistant Project Manager in Toledo, Ohio all recently earned their OSHA 10-hour certification.
Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification, awarded by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), indicates to owners and service providers that the individual has a mastery of specific skills required to successfully complete projects and programs. The exam measures a candidate’s knowledge of Construction Management Standards of Practice, which outlines standards for construction management services in the areas of project / program management, sustainability, BIM, and more. Additionally, candidates are required to have 48 months of experience as a construction manager in qualifying areas as well as an undergraduate degree, associate degree, or additional 8 years of experience in construction management, architecture, engineering, or construction science.
Sean Parrot, CCM, Construction Coordinator in Toledo, Ohio recently became certified in construction management.
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
Established in 1984, the Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) is the gold standard of all BICSI credentials. Those who achieve the RCDD designation have demonstrated their knowledge in the creation, planning, integration, execution and / or detail-oriented project management of telecommunications and data communications technology.
Frank Pizzurro, RCDD, OSP, Data / Fire / Security Designer in Troy, Michigan recently earned his Registered Communications Distribution Designer certification.