IRVINE, California — Ron Zawadzki has been named national director of the Building Technology Systems (BTS) practice at WSP USA, a leader in engineering and professional consulting services.
In his expanded leadership role at WSP, Zawadzki will drive growth within the company’s well-developed BTS team by increasing the company’s specialty services and mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) business lines.
Zawadzki came to WSP in 2021 when tk1sc – a 240-employee mechanical, electrical and plumbing “plus” engineering firm based in Irvine – was acquired by WSP. He started with Konsortium1 in 1999. In 2001 he was a partner and in 2013 he and his two partners merged with another company to create tk1sc. There he was instrumental in developing an in-house technology team that designed structured cabling, security and audio visual systems. His team has managed a full range of electrical and technology designs, from medium voltage campus electrical distribution to overhead paging and sound masking.
“Ron’s new role at WSP strengthens the alignment between WSP and tk1sc and further develops our ability to not only provide more skills and resources to clients, but also create growth opportunities for people within our business. said Rick Rome, WSP’s National Business Line Leader, Properties and Buildings. “The field of BTS is changing rapidly due to both the needs of building occupants and the desire to connect building systems to a converged IP network. Our clients will appreciate having an all-inclusive partner in Ron and his BTS team who is capable of delivering projects – large and small.
Recently, Zawadzki managed the WSP technology systems design strategy and facilitated technology system integration for the construction of a new all-electric hospital project at the University of California at Irvine Campus Medical Center, designed to be one of the first installations of this type with the objective of achieving carbon neutrality.
“We have just about every technology system represented on this project and are working with the client to integrate building MEP systems, building technology systems, and health technology systems using one engine. integration that fully leverages those systems to achieve those use case goals,” says Zawadzki. “This effort has been a real eye-opener about improving the patient experience and how we as designers can help reduce the workload of healthcare professionals and hospital support staff. “
Zawadzki graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and West Coast University with a master’s degree in environmental engineering.
He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served on a combat engineering team which he described as “the ultimate design-build opportunity. We design projects located in various parts of the world, pack all our heavy equipment, fly there and lead a large team to build the projects. It was an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience for a young engineer.
Zawadzki is a professional member of the US Green Building Council and the Building Industry Consulting Service International.
“It’s certainly humbling to be selected to lead a national team with the depth of knowledge and experience they have, but I’m looking forward to the challenge,” he said. . “Taking into account new wireless technologies, such as [citizen broadband radio service] and 5G, play a bigger role in meeting connectivity demands, keeping our team at the forefront of these changes will ensure that WSP maintains its position as the competitive industry expert in this area.
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