About

Located just 5 minutes from downtown Providence, RI, we endeavor to deliver the best solution to every one of our projects. It is our dedication and technical expertise that creates extended value to our clients. CEC is a service oriented professional engineering group that is not satisfied with mediocrity; we strive for excellence on all our projects. Our policy is that no project is complete until the owner is fully satisfied - 80% of our projects come from repeat clientele.

Here at CEC, we pride ourselves on innovative thinking for all our designs. We have become leaders in our industry because of our dedication to client satisfaction, accuracy, punctuality and close attention to detail on all our projects.

Mr. Costa has over 26 years of consulting experience in a wide range of projects such as new construction, high-rise and historical renovations, manufacturing, indoor agricultural, schools and universities, hospitals, federal buildings, entertainment, sports, hospitality, laboratory design, data centers, tenant fit-outs, residential, retail, transportation including waterfront\docking facilities, building and ground mounted photo voltaic design.

Mr. Weiss has more than 28 years experience with system design and project management experience. Completed design projects have included new construction and existing building retro-fit construction in various building usage types, ranging from office space to large conference usage to mission critical data centers and high-rise mixed-use facilities. He has also worked in high profile environments from casino/nightclubs and sports complexes to hospital and lab facilities. Strengths include an MBA-driven business background aiding in budgeting and capital planning as well multi-trade coordination and forensic systems/controls analysis.

Mr. DiRaimo is the Director of Business Development for Thielsch Engineering Built Environments group. He is responsible for business development and sales for CEC Engineering, Coldmasters and JCE Engineering divisions of Thielsch Engineering. Mr. DiRaimo has over 30 years of experience in business development, sales management, contract negotiations, and project development. His experience includes Commercial/ Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 and Municipal markets. He has been involved in the development, financing, engineering and implementation of various MEP infrastructure projects.

Mr. Patterson is an Associate Principal and our Plumbing and Fire Protection Department Head. Mr. Patterson brings a strong technical background along with hands-on experience, and he has worked extensively in large-markets such as Los Angeles. He has managed an array of ground-up and retro-fit multifamily, commercial, and industrial projects. His knowledge of building codes and field experience makes him a versatile member of the company adept at handling multi-disciplinary design and administration efforts.

Ms. Reddy is our HVAC Manager. She specializes in the design and trouble-shooting of all types of HVAC systems, with particular consideration of the Facility end-user. She has 26 years of experience in all aspects of engineering and construction from initial design concept through construction administration and commissioning.

Services

Master Planning

The process of defining a strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the strategy

Conceptual Design

We endeavor to deliver the best solution to every one of our projects. It is our dedication and technical expertise that creates extended value to our clients.

Construction Administration and Commissioning

We first verify that the construction is in compliance with the design intent of the contract documents, and also that specific parts and pieces of the construction function the way they were intended.

Engineering and Design

We are a service oriented professional engineering group that is not satisfied with mediocrity; we strive for excellence on all our projects. Our policy is that no project is complete until the owner is fully satisfied.

LEED® Certification

LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.

HVAC | Electrical | Plumbing | Fire Protection

Buildings are becoming increasingly energy efficient, and overall building performance is becoming more and more important to building owners and end users.

Projects

Awards

Gold Design Award

University of Rhode Island Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center
Kingston, RI
Rhode Island Monthly, 2015

Gold Design Award

The Dean Hotel
Providence, RI
Rhode Island Monthly, 2014

Silver Design Award

University of Rhode Island Hillside Hall Dormitory
Kingston, RI
Rhode Island Monthly, 2014

Bronze Design Award

St. Raphael Academy Coutu Theatre
Pawtucket, RI
Rhode Island Monthly, 2015

Bronze Design Award

University of Rhode Island North Woods Challenge Course
Kingston, RI
Rhode Island Monthly, 2014

LEED Gold Certification

Johnson and Wales University Grace Welcome Center
Providence, RI
U.S. Green Building Council, 2011

Urban Planning/Revitalization Award

Crossroads Rhode Island
Providence, RI (formerly Travelers Aid)
Providence Preservation Society 2004

Adaptive Reuse/Institutional Award

Par Building at Johnson & Wales University
Providence, RI (1913)
Providence Preservation Society 2004

Historic Restoration Award

Nightingale-Brown House (1792 et seq.)
Providence, RI
Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission 1994

Restoration Award

Trinity Church
Newport, RI
New England Regional Council of AIA Restoration Award, AIA/RI

Citation for Renovation

Beneficent Church
Providence, RI (1809 et seq.)
Providence Preservation Society 2004

Historic Preservation Award

Museum of Newport History at Brick Market
Newport, RI (1762)