Ben Gries took over the reins at Kerr-Greulich as President in January of 2017. With a year under his belt leading the now 35-year old company, Ben took a little time away from his busy schedule to answer some questions about the industry and his mentor and colleague, Don Greulich. […]
by Christine Keltner As engineers, we must make assumptions and estimations as part of the design process. Unfortunately, we don’t always get to explain or discuss our assumptions with the people who are most affected by them. ASHRAE has laid out a few guidelines to help us keep similar assumptions […]
Fire Protection Engineers use egress models to simulate occupants exiting a building during emergencies. The results are analyzed to determine the time required to evacuate buildings. This software allows engineers to evaluate building evacuation strategies and provides animated 3D results.
Fire Protection Engineers use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, such as the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to simulate smoke and heat transfer during various fire scenarios. This software allows engineers to evaluate harmful effects of fire and smoke such as high temperatures, production of carbon monoxide, and decreased visibility for […]
by Austin Grant, CFPS November 2017 Determining what items are required to be brought up to current building code requirements is a challenge when designing renovations of existing structures. Looking at the life safety scope of a project, I tend to find issues in almost any existing building that would not […]
One of our own has won the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Hat’s Off Award, which recognizes members who have contributed exemplary service to the Society by ensuring that in the course of their SFPE assignments the effort expended was the absolute best. Each year, members nominate their peers […]
Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. (KGEI) is excited to announce a transition in leadership as part of its long-term strategy and employee growth plan. Associate Ben Gries will take over leadership of the 34-year-old company to continue the advancement and future development of one of Louisville’s leading engineering firms. Ben stepped into […]
by Christine Gries, PE, LEED AP BD+C May 2016 In our previous article on building envelopes, we discussed how envelopes are changing more and more, becoming increasingly interesting and unique. From an engineering standpoint, the most significant aspect of the building envelope is not always the insulation factors (U-values, solar […]
April 2016 Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. is proud to have worked with wHY and K. Norman Berry Associates Architects on the recently completed Speed Art Museum’s nearly four year $50 million renovation and expansion. The project was recently featured on Architect Magazine’s website. Click this link to view the article.
by Don Greulich February 2016 One of the most critical components, if not the most critical component, of a building is the envelope. This may seem obvious, since the envelope protects the building interior and structural components from water, temperature, moisture, air and sound. But, often it is taken for […]
February 2016 KGEI was honored to serve as the lead mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering company for the renovation of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. Business First recently interviewed KGEI’s Thomas Yellina and Leiah Roy about the unique engineering aspects of this project. View the article here.
February 2016 KGEI is very excited to announce that it has been included on the 12th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list in the small business category by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management! Winners from across the state were selected […]