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Our People | Abhi Ayyannagari – Hungry for Noodles, Thirsty for Knowledge

Meet Abhi, Electrical Engineer and early bird that gets the worm. Abhi has been at iFactor for over four years and loves the opportunity to grow in his career through challenging projects. Read on to learn more and see what you have in common with Abhi!

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Our People | Abhi Ayyannagari – Hungry for Noodles, Thirsty for Knowledge
Earth Month: Responsibilities & Action in Engineering

Earth Month: Responsibilities & Action in Engineering

Earth Month may be almost over, but here at iFactor we focus on loving our planet year-round! According to the United Nations’ Global Status Report, the building sector contributes nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions. As an MEP firm, we are in a unique position to be a catalyst for change by implementing eco-responsible designs into our projects.

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Our People - Amy Schodron | Chief Task Juggler

Meet Amy Schodron, Office Manager and all around iFactor rockstar. Amy is the well-oiled machine of our headquarters in El Segundo, ensuring functions run smoothly and deadlines are met. Her job is a balancing act of numerous projects, but she juggles them like a champ.

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Our People - Amy Schodron | Chief Task Juggler
Our People – Stanley Danielak | Our Fearless Plumbing Champ

Our People – Stanley Danielak | Our Fearless Plumbing Champ

 

Meet our bright-eyed, witty, fearless plumbing champ – Stanley Danielak. As our Chief Plumbing Engineer, Stanley has been instrumental in helping shape the lives, minds, and careers of many junior engineers here at iFactor.

While we know Stanley is a one in a million teammate, there are many things we have yet to discover about him. Keep reading to find out what makes Stanley the Fearless Plumbing Champ that he is.

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Our People – John Aquino | Our Sharp-witted Multitalented Engineer

John Aquino is an Electrical Engineer based out of our El Segundo office. When he’s not deeply focused “drawing”, you can find John hyping up the team for a much needed walk and caffeine fix in the afternoons. We asked John to share a little bit about himself and he didn’t disappoint!

 

Q: How did you decide to have a career in the aec industry?

A: I have always been interested in how exactly engineering was involved when building new projects, and if the memes regarding engineers hating architects were true.

 

Q: How would you describe your role?

A: See LinkedIn profile… but in all seriousness, aside from typical designer descriptions, I see myself as a curious student in this industry, learning something new everyday, and always looking forward to sharing that newfound knowledge with the rest of the team.

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Our People – John Aquino | Our Sharp-witted Multitalented Engineer
What Are the Best HVAC Leaders Doing that You’re Not – Part 3

What Are the Best HVAC Leaders Doing that You’re Not – Part 3

 

Want to know the key ingredients for the leadership “secret sauce”? iFactor CEO Brittany Dianat sat down with our friend Karine Leblanc for a piece titled “What Are the Best HVAC Leaders Doing that You’re Not – Part 3.”

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Our People - Elyse Johnson | The New PE on the Block

 

Elyse Johnson is a Mechanical Engineer at iFactor. To celebrate Engineers Week 2020, specifically Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we sat down with Elyse to learn more about one of California’s newest professional engineers.

 

Q: What is your favorite project you’ve worked on, and why?

A: Every project I learn something new!


Q
: If you could give one piece of advice to a young professional entering the engineering field, what would it be?

A: Ask a lot of questions and accept every opportunity to learn.

 

 

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Our People - Elyse Johnson | The New PE on the Block
iFactor Readies Kaiser Pharmacies for New USP 797|800 Compliance

iFactor Readies Kaiser Pharmacies for New USP 797|800 Compliance

Pharmacies are facing strict new United States Pharmacopeia (USP) regulations requiring facilities to provide critical upgrades to remain licensed with the Board of Pharmacy. With full compliance required by the beginning of December 2019, USP 797|800 are a set of regulations developed to address the handling of hazardous drugs (HD) and non-hazardous drugs (nHD) in compounding pharmacies. USP 797 ensures patients receive quality preparations that are free from contaminants and are consistent in intended identity, strength and potency. USP 800 sets standards for proper handling of HD to minimize risk of exposure to patients, personnel and the environment.

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Interactive Work Spaces Fosters Connectivity and Collaboration at Cedars-Sinai 6500 Wilshire

 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), through the acquisition of the 24-story 6500 Wilshire building, added to an already expansive portfolio which includes dozens of hospitals, medical office buildings and parking lots across Southern California. Located in the Miracle Mile District of Los Angeles, the 450,000 SF LEED Gold high rise provides a consolidated administrative services space for one of the top-rated health care systems in the world.

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Interactive Work Spaces Fosters Connectivity and Collaboration at Cedars-Sinai 6500 Wilshire
South Bay Secures Much Needed Oncology Services With New Providence Advanced Care Center

South Bay Secures Much Needed Oncology Services With New Providence Advanced Care Center

South Bay residents have greater access to top-tier healthcare with the opening of the new Providence Advanced Care Center in Torrance, CA. Imagined and designed with patient comfort at the forefront, the 106,000 SF ground-up center offers patients critical services missing in the region including an Orthopedic and Spine Institute, an Ambulatory Surgical Center and a Women’s Breast Center. The most impressive and vital element of the new AACC is the City of Hope’s multi-disciplinary cancer center which provides much needed, best-in-class oncology care for the area.

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Kaiser Permanente La Habra MOB Gets Platinum Treatment

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building (MOB) in La Habra, California has achieved LEED Platinum Certification. Ranked in the top 1% of all LEED activities in the U.S and top 2% of all LEED activities in California, the 30,000 SF, ground-up MOB achieved this impressive distinction through a blend of intelligent MEP design approaches. Guided by our building energy simulations, the building achieved 74.2% energy savings through innovative HVAC design, solar photovoltaic (PV) system, thermal comfort design, simplified control system, efficient lighting and water conservation features.

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Kaiser Permanente La Habra MOB Gets Platinum Treatment
City of Los Angeles | Mt. Lee Communications Center

City of Los Angeles | Mt. Lee Communications Center

Perched high above the hustle and bustle of the city streets sits the City of LA’s Mount Lee Emergency Communications Center. The multi-purpose critical communications complex serves City agencies including

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