With nearly 20 years of experience in the engineering field, Ed brings a strong technical background and extensive knowledge of building construction to the Steel Nation team. Since graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Ed has designed hundreds of commercial and industrial buildings, public works projects including water and wastewater treatment facilities, and other capital projects for clients worldwide. At Steel Nation, he leads the engineering and design processes to establish best practices for design and implementation of the safest compression stations in the oil and gas industry. Ed is licensed as a professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
One of Ed’s specialties at Steel Nation is designing blast-resistant buildings to protect against petrochemical explosions and gas deflagration. As gas compression and processing facilities in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays continue to mature, there is an increasing demand for blast-resistant buildings, especially on sites with limited space. Some examples of Ed’s designs include Access Midstream’s control buildings at the Liberty Compression Facility (3.0 psig overpressure rating), and Cherry Compression Facility (1.0 psig), and Mark West’s control room and offices at the Kilgore Compression Facility (1.0 psig).
Ed’s research and application of different sound attenuation material and wall designs has kept Steel Nation at the forefront of offering the quietest buildings in the industry. He has developed the Steel Nation methodology for sound propagation and attenuation, a hybrid approach in determining sound levels in a shale gas environment. This methodology has been used extensively by Steel Nation and its clients to quickly and easily approximate sound pressure levels prior to commissioning formal sound studies.
Certification: Professional Engineer