MKE & Associates, Inc

Consulting Engineers

Originally founded in 1979 as a municipal/industrial controls firm known as Martinson & Knudsen Engineering, MKE & Associates, Inc. was purchased and restructured in 1992. It is owned by two principals, Richard Dusa, P.E. and Stephen Lockhart, P.E. and supported by a staff of 25 engineers, designers and administrative personnel.

Collectively the staff of MKE offers a considerable amount of experience in the planning and design of all building occupancy types and levels of complexity, including new and multi-phase remodel projects. They are also talented innovators in the burgeoning field of Sustainable/Green Building design and solutions.

MKE's Principals are highly involved in the day-to-day supervision of every project's evolution, from conceptual design through construction completion. Additionally, the principals oversee the following:
- Consultation and Advisement
- Preparation of Reports
- Project Correspondence
- Client Contact
- Preparation of Proposals, Contracts, and Supervision of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Supervision and Review of Plans and Specifications
Please meet the Principals and Key Staff Members of MKE:
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Richard Dusa, P.E., Principal

Richard Dusa joined the firm as Principal soon after its establishment as MKE in 1992. An experienced Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Process/Piping Systems Engineer, Rick has over 30 years of experience primarily in the consulting engineering field as a mechanical engineer.

Rick serves as Principal and Project Manager and is responsible for feasibility and life-cycle cost (energy and maintenance) studies, design development, scheduling and coordination of team members, code review, preparation of mechanical construction cost estimates and budgets, specification writing, and active participation in the construction administration phase of projects.

Education and Registration
Portland State University, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), 1981

Registered as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in Oregon,Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona

Affiliations
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
Past President and recipient of Distinguished Service Award, ASPE
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Hank Barleen, Senior Associate

Hank Barleen joined MKE in 1998, bringing a wealth of talent with 23 years of prior experience in the consulting engineering field. Hank works closely with architects, owners, and contractors in the implementation of electrical systems for a wide variety of project types, including schools, retail complexes, and high- rise residential buildings.

In his role as Senior Associate, Hank coordinates all aspects of electrical design and engineering, including:

Electrical, daylighting, and power distribution system design Energy-efficient equipment and components incorporation

Electrical system incorporation for new construction, remodels, and building additions

Project management

Cost estimating

Specification and construction services

Education
Oregon Institute of Technology, Design Technology, 1970-1975

Affiliations
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
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Stephen Lockhart, P.E., Principal

With 24 years of experience in the consulting engineering field, Stephen Lockhart joined MKE in 1992 and serves as Principal, focusing on the planning and design of electrical systems involving power and lighting controls.

As a licensed electrical engineer, Steve provides hands-on production management in the preparation of design documents, specifications, cost estimates, peer design reviews, and construction administration for both new and remodel projects.

Education and Registration
Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), 1988

Registered as a Professional Electrical Engineer in Oregon,Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada

Affiliations
Consulting Engineers Council of Oregon (CECO) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
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Brendan Arnold, Project Engineer

Project Engineer Brendan Arnold joined MKE in 2006 and works on a variety of project types such as schools, office complexes, data centers, high-rise and low- rise residential buildings, athletic clubs, and civic centers.

A registered mechanical engineer, Brendan specializes in boiler and chiller replacements and manages:

HVAC airside and waterside system layout design, including large VAV systems, boilers, and cooling tower systems with waterside economizers

Plumbing system layout and design, including acid/grease waste and high-rise water distribution

- Computer modeling
- Analysis of system energy performance
- Life-cycle costs
- LEED, ETO, EL CCA, and BETC modeling

Education
University of Portland, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), 2006

Affiliations
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
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Mark Garand, Electrical Associate

´┐╝´┐╝Electrical Associate Mark Garand joined MKE in 1994, assisting the firm in the establishment and maintenance of electrical design and drafting standards as well as the development of computer applications.

As lead Project Manager, Mark schedules and coordinates team members and performs planning and design for:

Power systems, including medium and line voltage, building service, standby and emergency generation, and photovoltaic systems

Energy-efficient fluorescent and LED lighting

Relay controls, emergency lighting and specialty lighting for streets, athletic fields, stadiums, and auditoriums

Low-voltage systems including data, telephone,A/V, clock, fire alarm, security, video surveillance and intercom

Mark also conducts electrical system studies in short circuit analysis, protective device coordination, and arc flash analysis.

Education
University of Portland, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), 1993
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Jeff Reilly, Electrical Associate

Electrical Associate Jeff Reilly joined MKE in 2001, focusing his 13 years of technical expertise on electrical systems with special emphasis in lighting design.

As a consulting engineer, Jeff prepares electrical construction cost estimates and specification documents and coordinates electric service utilities to buildings including power, telephone, and cable television. He also performs planning and design for:
Power systems, including medium and line voltage, building service, standby and emergency generation, and photovoltaic systems

Energy-efficient fluorescent and LED lighting

Relay controls, emergency lighting and specialty lighting for streets, athletic fields, stadiums, and auditoriums
Low-voltage systems including data, telephone,A/V, clock, fire alarm, security, video surveillance and intercom
Education
North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), 2001
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Stephen Ku, Project Engineer

Stephen Ku joined MKE & Associates in 1996. Steve has 19 years of experience in the design of HVAC and plumbing systems. Steve has been involved in plumbing and HVAC system design for a variety of projects, including schools, offices, kitchens, clinical/dental, manufacturing buildings, fire stations, and multi-family and mixed-mixed use properties.

Role / Responsibilities
  • Feasibility and life-cycle cost (energy and maintenance) studies
  • Design development.
  • Scheduling and coordination of team members.
  • Code review.
  • Preparation of mechanical construction cost estimates and budgets.
  • Specification writing.
  • Active participation in the construction administration phase of projects.
  • Computer modeling.
  • Analysis of system energy performance.
Education
BSME, Oregon State University, 1992
MSME, Portland State University, 1995

Professional Mechanical Engineer State Registrations:
Oregon
Washington

Affiliations / Awards
American Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE),
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Steve Smith, Electrical Associate

Steve Smith joined MKE in 2008, bringing more than 25 years of engineering experience with him. That experience includes electrical design of power and lighting distribution systems for educational, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. He is also familiar with emergency and communication systems and connection and installation diagrams. Mr. Smith is skilled in AutoCAD and various electrical engineering and lighting software programs. He is thoroughly familiar with NEC requirements and has taken NEC review courses to enhance his knowledge.

Role / Responsibilities
  • Scheduling and coordination of team members as lead project manager.
  • Planning and design for power systems including medium and line voltage systems, building service, and standby / emergency generation.
  • Planning and design for energy-efficient lighting with automated lighting control exceeding energy code requirements.
  • Planning and design for relay controls, emergency lighting, athletic field/stadium lighting, auditorium/theatrical lighting, site lighting and street lighting.
  • Planning and design for low voltage systems including data, telephone, clock, fire alarm, and intercom systems.
Education
Portland Community College, Drafting Technology classes.

Affiliations / Awards
Member of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
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Tobin Bateen, Electrical Associate

Electrical Project Manager, Tobin Bateen, joined MKE in 1996 and has continued to focus his technical expertise in electrical systems with special emphasis in lighting and power design. He has worked 18 years in the consulting engineering field, focusing on the planning and design of power, fire alarm, intercom systems, cable, telecomm, and lighting applications such as relay controls and emergency lighting.

Role / Responsibilities
  • Planning and design for power systems including building service, standby, emergency generation and photovoltaic systems.
  • Planning and design for energy-efficient fluorescent, and LED lighting with automated lighting control including daylight harvesting exceeding energy code requirements.
  • Planning and design for relay controls, emergency lighting, athletic field/stadium lighting, auditorium/theatrical lighting, site lighting and street lighting.
  • Planning and design for low voltage systems including data, telephone, A/V, clock, fire alarm, security, video surveillance, and intercom systems.
  • Specification writing.
  • Preparation of electrical construction cost estimates.
  • Coordination of Electrical Service Utilities to buildings including power, telephone and cable TV.
Education
ITT Technical Institute, Associate of Science in Computer Aided Design (CAD), 1996.
Completing Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, Portland State University.