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October 31, 2018

Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.’s Projects Recognized in AIA Kentucky 2018 Awards

October 2018 Four of Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.’s projects won 2018 Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design from AIA Kentucky. The Honor Awards recognize architecture designed by Kentucky architects that demonstrate design excellence while promoting awareness and appreciation of the diversity, quality and score of Kentucky architecture. South Central Regional Library […]
October 2, 2018

Why Hire an Engineer?

by Ben Gries, PE, LEED AP Why hire an engineer? Are they necessary? The answer is, not so simple at times. Law stipulates that a professional must design certain projects — healthcare facilities, high-hazard buildings and buildings that have an occupancy of more than 100 people, to name a few. […]
August 22, 2018

Western Kentucky University

For nearly two decades, Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. (KGEI) has collaborated with Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) Planning, Design and Construction department. WKU continues to progress on their $500 million campus renovation plan addressing the continued growth of the university. KGEI is proud to be a part of a large number of […]
August 16, 2018

The Importance of Building Envelope Testing

by Ben Gries, PE, LEED AP Energy codes have advanced to the point where small breaches in envelope integrity can lead to claims of HVAC size insufficiency. Each version of energy codes reduces building energy use below the level of its predecessor. This has been accomplished through improved building envelopes, […]
August 16, 2018

Old Forester Distillery – The Importance of Collaboration

by Ben Gries, PE, LEED AP The recently completed Old Forester Distillery is a testament to the need for collaboration throughout the design and construction process. This project combines historical construction, customer experience, sophisticated industrial processes, sustainable design and high hazard materials into one aesthetic package. There may not be […]
May 17, 2018

A Q&A with Ben Gries, President, Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.

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. […]
May 2, 2018

Design Summary Data and what it means to building owners and occupants

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 […]
February 15, 2018

Egress Model Video

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.  
February 15, 2018

Fire Model Video

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 […]
November 21, 2017

Does renovation mean everything must be brought up to code?

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 […]
September 12, 2017

Austin Grant Wins National SFPE Hat’s Off Award

September 2017 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 […]
June 6, 2017

Ben Gries Announced as President of Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.

June 2017 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 […]