Welcome our 2018 Friends of IES-KC

YOUR 2018 FRIENDSIt’s great to have FRIENDS!  Here are the companies who have stepped up to enable the programming, scholarships and outreach we’ve planned for 2018.  Discounted enrollment for 2018 is available now through February 15, 2018 – here’s how. Please find a moment to thank them for their support: SQ_convergenceSQ_PremiereSQ_Custom EngineeringSQ_GDS Logo-Jan-2017SQ_landscapeformsSQ_Key Lighting SQ_WL CassellBlank SQUARE

Custom Engineering

Founded in 1974, Custom Engineering is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in the design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for construction and rehabilitation of commercial and industrial facilities.   Custom Engineering is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) promoting the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings. Multiple members of the firm’s staff are LEED Accredited Professionals, committed to designing a whole-building approach to energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.   Design Services:  Mechanical / HVAC Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Low, Voltage Design, Revit MEP / A360 For Revit, Construction Administration andConstruction Management   Markets served:  Aviation, Transportation, Office, Public Safety, Education, Data Center, Medical, Multi-family Housing, Recreation, Water/Wastewater, Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality, more.   Clients served:  Architects, Engineers, Governments-(City, State, Federal, Municipalities), Developers, School Districts, Higher Education, Utilities.   PE License Registrations in 41 states   12760 E US 40 Highway | Independence, MO 64055 |816-350-1473 304 N Broadway | Suite 201-B | St. Louis, MO 63102 |314-366-3360

Gibbens Drake Scott, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Gibbens Drake Scott, Inc. (GDS) is a full-service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Telecommunications Engineering design firm, registered in 46 states. Due to successful working relationships with owners, developers, architects and contractors, our Small Business, has completed projects of all shapes and sizes with success. We serve our clients by making ourselves available to address their needs and by remaining well-versed in the latest technologies of our professions. We believe that a job well done extends well beyond a signed contract.   We emphasize sustainable practices, quality control, employee education, the most up-to-date technology and superb communication. Incorporating sustainable practices before they were mainstream has allowed the company to be ahead of the “green” game; from our first solar panel project in 1997 to proudly engineering one of the first and largest LEED Gold data centers in the United States.   Unlike many larger firms, GDS has the flexibility to incorporate last-minute changes and client requests while maintaining Principal involvement and customized service through-out the entire project, and with an average tenure of over eleven years, this exemplifies our commitment to Relationship.   GDS has always enjoyed the ability to freely communicate, solve project challenges, and work with the entire design and construction team, regardless of contracts, for the ultimate benefit of the client. We believe that cultivating the Relationships with the entire project team, Equates to Successful projects. Visit www.gdsengr.com

Landscape Forms

Landscape Forms is the largest supplier of site furniture and lighting in North America. They are the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The Landscape Forms U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility is in Kalamazoo, Michigan with sales representatives throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, South America, Australia and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a Sense of Place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products all around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Disney, Sprint, American Airlines, Herman Miller and Nike. Site Source is your Midwest resource for Landscape Forms in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. After representing Landscape Forms’ fine family of products directly since 1997, Stacy Ernst, LEED AP, began her own manufacturing sales group in 2005, and now with the invaluable work of Carolyn Ralls, Judy Metzger and Julie Garland, works to promote, educate and facilitate the sales of Landscape Forms site amenities and lighting. Please contact Stacy anytime at stacye@landscapeforms.com

Premiere Lighting

Premier Lighting & Controls sells high quality lighting and control systems for use in office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, residential and industrial lighting applications. Our goal is to provide a range of product with the proper performance, aesthetics and value to insure a successful project for our customers and the end-user/owner. “Customer Satisfaction” isn’t a cliché at Premier. Our goal is to provide the information you need accurately and promptly while placing a priority on honest and fair business practices. This customer centered approach has resulted in proven success over the last 20+ years with many valued long-term relationships. A customer focused attitude is the nucleus for future growth that creates an exciting environment for everyone at Premier.   Using our product knowledge along with the support of our manufacturers we work with the design community and those responsible for product selection to assist in selecting the correct product for each application. Technical data, including manufacturer’s specifications and electronic data files, is provided as required. Light level calculations can also be provided in order to insure that the appropriate standards are met. Sample products are available for inspection and installation where required.  Visit premierlight.com

Key Lighting

KEY Lighting is an independent manufacturers sales representative for western Missouri and the state of Kansas. We have been a valued resource in the lighting industry since 1948. We strive for excellence when it comes to our customer service and knowledge of the most current lighting solutions offered by the companies we represent. Architects, engineers, interior designers, distributors, and contractors can trust KEY Lighting to be transparent through all aspects of the project. We offer assistance with product selection, AGI32 calculations, budgeting during the design process, and line item pricing at bid time. Line item pricing gives all parties the ability to see what is being offered (as specified or subject to approval) and at what cost so informed decisions can be made. We endeavor to be a partner in the construction process. Visit www.keylightingkc.com for more information and who to contact.

WL Cassell

W.L. Cassell & Associates was founded in 1933 by W.L. Cassell and was incorporated in the State of Missouri in 1968. For over 80 years, the firm has specialized in the design of mechanical and electrical systems for commercial, health care, institutional and industrial projects. Many of these projects are Kansas City landmarks, such as Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Bloch Building, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Liberty Memorial, KCMO City Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City Power and Light Building, Jackson County Courthouse and the Commerce Towers. W.L. Cassell & Associates has also become one of the Kansas City area’s major healthcare consulting firms with on-going consulting relationships with Saint Luke’s Health System (all five metro campuses), The University of Kansas Hospital, and both Truman Medical Center campuses.  For more information visit www.wlc-kc.net