Bimbo Bakeries USA’s First LEED Silver Bakery and Distribution Center Certified with Design from SSOE Group

 Rockwall, Texas, November 14, 2013 - SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, is proud to announce the successful certification of Bimbo Bakeries USA’s (BBU) first LEED®- certified facility, a bakery and distribution center located in Rockwall, Texas.  The project was a design-build endeavor, with SSOE Group and Turner Construction partnering to provide design and construction. The facility recently received LEED Silver certification under the LEED 2009 for New Construction rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Continue Reading →

Otte of SSOE to Present at the 2013 Secured Cities Conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland

BALTIMORE, Maryland, September 24, 2013 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Jim Otte, NICET IV, Data/Fire/Security Specialist at SSOE, has been selected to present at the 2013 Secured Cities Conference taking place November 14-15, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. Continue Reading → Article: “Preserving a Security System’s Integrity during Upgrades Requires a Tactical Approach”

Data / Fire / Security System Specialist, Jim Otte and Director of Federal Programs, Mike Duffey were recently featured on Within, Otte and Duffey discuss how partnering with a knowledgeable A/E firm can assist military facility engineers in making  security and technology upgrade decisions that will benefit them in the present and future. Several cases of innovative and successful implementation are explored within. Continue Reading →

Two SSOE Facilities Experts to Present at MAPPA/MiAPPA 2013 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, September 3, 2013 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced today that Jim Otte, NICET IV, Data / Fire / Security Specialist, and Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Senior Account Manager, both of SSOE, have been selected to present at the 2013 MAPPA/MiAPPA Educational Conference and Annual Meeting to be held October 27-31, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Otte and Hamizadeh will present a session focused on advancements in education security and learning technologies and how they are improving educational facilities, reducing costs, and increasing the safety, security, and learning environment of students. Continue Reading →

Medical Construction & Design Magazine: “Safe Measures – Improved Devices for Patient, Facility Security”

SSOE's Jim Otte, Data/Fire/Security Specialist, is featured in Medical Construction & Design magazine's May-June 2012 issue focused on patient safety. In this article, Jim focuses on currently available as well as future, emerging technologies that lend a hand in ensuring a higher level of patient safety Continue Reading →

SSOE Group to Exhibit with Diebold at FPED VIII

Toledo, Ohio, May 9, 2011 - SSOE Group will exhibit at the eighth Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VIII) on May 17-19 at the Stafford Regional Airport, Stafford Virginia. The biannual event is attended by leaders from federal departments and agencies, as well as selected state and local law enforcement and corrections agencies, and showcases the latest commercial-off-the-shelf security solutions. Continue Reading →