Giving clients more for their money through innovative software

In our latest newsletter, we are highlighting the outstanding performance of Jonathan Bolbach and Mark LaBell, winners of SSOE’s Founder’s Award. Their accomplishment — developing the AutoNavis software application — met two of the award’s key criteria: delivering exceptional value to clients by saving them time, trouble, and money and implementing an innovation that leads to improved processes and quality. Read more

BD+C Magazine Article: “U.S. Engineering Firms Cash in on a Volatile, Expanding Market”

This Building Design+Construction article features some of the publication’s “Engineering Giants” who’ve entered new practices and markets that are driving significant growth—a list that includes SSOE Group. While we’ve been at the forefront of the transition to electric vehicles (thanks to our unique experience in the automotive, chemical, and semiconductor markets), we’ve been pursuing these types of projects more aggressively as of late. Today, we’re engaged in more than 20 EV projects across North America. Read more

Area Development Article: “Optimizing Market Share in the EV Industry”

SSOE’s Brandon Darroch, PMP, Southeast Division Manager, along with Matthew Patterson, Senior Account Executive and Industrial Business Development, recently co-authored an article in Area Development. With powerful growth projections for the electric vehicle (EV) market, this article discusses how manufacturers should start their project planning early—taking into account labor, energy, and supply chain needs. Firms like SSOE have the capabilities to assist clients within nearly every component of the EV and battery total supply chain: EV production facilities, lithium recycling facilities, battery cell production facilities, and raw material processing. Read more

Product Design and Development Magazine Article: “How to Reduce Cleanroom Costs by Using Less Energy”

Alan Liddy, AIA, NCARB, Senior Project Manager at SSOE, was recently published in Product Design and Development Magazine on the topic of cleanrooms. Alan explains that keeping cleanrooms clean can come at a lower cost, depending on the cleanroom’s classification, while offering strategies to cut costs without cutting corners. Clean standards continue to climb, but with a few operational enhancements, you can avoid contamination economically. Read more

ENR Article: “Design Professionals Must Embrace VDC to Improve Their Profession and Projects”

John Gill, PE, PMP, LEED AP, SSOE’s Director of VDC, was recently published in Engineering News-Record (ENR) discussing the topic of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Gill has over 20 years of industry experience and was responsible for the implementation of SSOE’s VDC program. He writes on the many strengths the VDC framework has to offer our industry, and offers some tips for implementing a solid foundation on your next project. Read more

Laboratory Design Magazine Article: “Should your project undergo commissioning?”

David Wilson, PE, LEED AP, Senior Mechanical Engineer at SSOE Group, recently authored this article in Laboratory Design Magazine. The article explores when it’s worth it to consider commissioning for your facility through three case scenarios encountered by an HVAC commissioning expert. What is observed through testing and verification may prevent expensive operational problems from occurring, by detecting flaws and inefficiency prior to the end of the warranty period. The best approach is to be proactive in knowing what you need before it’s too late. Read more

Power Engineering Magazine Article: “CHP: Energy Independence Offers a Competitive Edge”

Economic analysis and design strategies for cogeneration increase industrial competitiveness.

Tom Fitzpatrick, PE, Power Department Manager at SSOE, co-authored this illuminating article that highlights the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP). CHP — or cogeneration — is a sustainable energy alternative offering better efficiency and increased reliability at a lower cost. These benefits and other potential advantages offered by CHP can give an industrial company the advantage over competitors. Read more

SSOE’s Sonny Hamizadeh Takes Part in the University of Toledo’s Technology Takes the Wheel Seminar Series

Seminar focused on “Preparing Your Workforce for the Future” of Autonomous Vehicles

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 19, 2019 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce the participation of Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Principal and Architectural Manager at SSOE, at a recent Technology Takes the Wheel (TTTW) Seminar. The TTTW series is a collaboration between the University of Toledo (UT) College of Engineering and AAA and is a free forum to inform, educate, and engage with participants on the changes that autonomous vehicles will bring in the future. Read more

SSOE Hires New Senior Electrical Engineer

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 6, 2015 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced the appointment of Joseph Hulderman as Senior Electrical Engineer. He is responsible for the design and coordination of high voltage substations, transmission circuits, and distribution circuits for municipal, industrial, and investor owned utility clients. Joe specializes in substation design up to 345 kV, transmission and distribution line design, short circuit, load flow, and relay coordination systems. He also has extensive expertise with SCADA systems and PLC and DCS based control systems. Read more

Couturier of SSOE Group Presenting at the Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA) Fall 2015 Conference

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, October 1, 2015 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Joe Couturier from the company’s Toledo, Ohio, office will present at the Michigan Municipal Electric Association’s (MMEA) Fall 2015 Conference. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Grand Rapids Airport in Michigan from Wednesday, October 7 through Friday, October 9, 2015. Read more

SSOE Group to Exhibit at the 2014 AEP Boiler Reliability Optimization (BRO) Forum

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24, 2014 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today its power industry experts will attend and exhibit at the 2014 American Electric Power (AEP) BRO Forum. The event is being held August 4 — 7, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

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SSOE Group Announces Bob Howell as the Next President and CEO

Toledo, Ohio – June 3, 2014-— SSOE’s Board of Directors announced today that it has selected Bob Howell to be the next President and CEO of SSOE Group—a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm . Effective December 3, 2014, Bob Howell will assume the reins from current CEO, Tony Damon, who announced his plans to retire late last year.

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