Know it inside and out.
Whether it's a specific mechanical or electrical project or a vision for a new building, we start by knowing the challenge inside out. We understand the intricacies of each task, and how multiple disciplines ultimately need to work together to achieve the best possible results. The breadth and depth of SSM's facilities engineering resources guarantee the integrated approach. But we do a lot of listening, too. Working with owners, architects, agents, and process engineers to understand the goals, needs, budgets, and unique considerations. Add our penchant for innovative thinking to the picture, and you'll find SSM to be the best single-source solution for any facilities engineering challenge. No matter how many facets.
From ground up solutions to retrofit and reuse, we bring the team and technology to ensure the result you envision. We are leaders in the use of High Definition Scanning (HDS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to streamline the process end-to-end, from planning and design through construction. And we do it with a passion for a sustainable built environment and economic operational performance. Workflow planning for occupied spaces is also an SSM strong suit. So if being “down” during renovation isn't an option, you have definitely found your solution here.
Providing protection for water supplies. Source Water Protection has been a growing concern for many municipalities and community water systems. To help protect Pennsylvania’s drinking water, the Department of Environmental Protection created the Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP).
Where does drinking water come from? The quick and easy answer to this question is - either a body of water or an underground water source. What does that mean? An underground source, like a well, fills with groundwater (that’s what we call water in the ground). When groundwater like rain or snow soaks into the ground, it creates an “aquifer”- allowing the well to fill. Bodies of water, on the other hand, include streams, rivers, and lakes. Unlike underground sources that rely on groundwater, these water body sources are reliant on air, rain, and water that flows down to the source.
When you leave your pet waste on the grass or sidewalk, or when you improperly dispose of pet waste through storm or street drains - you could be contributing to low water quality and water pollution.
Jonathan E. Meyer, PE, Senior Structural Engineer joins our Facilities Engineering Department.
The headquarters of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy at 1047 North Park Road in Wyomissing, is expected to be the new home of the First Presbyterian Church in Reading. The church, founded in 1814, plans to lease space to SSM after purchasing the building from the consulting firm.
Sam Zook, SIT is the third surveyor at SSM to receive certification as a Drone Pilot.
New Year’s is the perfect time of year to reflect on areas where you’d like to see a change in your organization and to take steps to achieve those improvements.
Spottlight on . . . Fire Prevention