Tom is a highly skilled Architectural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience successfully managing projects from $10K to $500M over a wide range of industries. He has a diverse background in heavy/civil/marine, communications technology, public/municipal, healthcare, mechanical/HVAC systems, electrical power distribution, structural design and higher education construction projects.
With the advent of worldwide focus on sustainable design, Tom successfully completed requirements stipulated by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to attain the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential. This signifies competence in designing and constructing buildings with Eco-friendly, sustainable elements that reduce the burden on our natural resources. Additionally, he maintains an active status with the American Society of Civil Engineers, frequently participating in local chapter activities and seminars.
Professional engineering expertise brings added value to any project, large or small. Thorough knowledge of current building codes and local ordinances align well during planning and pre-construction efforts to vet potential constructibility problems in advance of actual field work, and provide client with accurate decision-making information.
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Since Christina joined the firm in 2010, she and Tom have developed a professional work dynamic that efficiently delivers solutions for our clients’ needs. Depending on your requirements, we typically staff the project with Tom as the lead in all matters, with Christina assisting as needed.This allows Tom to focus on the more critical and technically challenging tasks with Christina managing design, document control, and baseline coordination.
This team provides a more diverse coupling of our services at a lower overall cost to the client. In practice, this combination has had very successful outcomes and we are flexible to meet your needs and budget.
Christina, with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and nearly a decade of hands-on experience with design professionals throughout New England and Canada, understands project synchronization from surveying existing conditions to punch lists. Her design skills include a variety of drawing, 3D modeling, and rendering to best satisfy client's needs. She is currently pursuing her internship hours required to become a licensed Architect. Christina believes success is producing quality work efficiently, enjoying the project progression through completion.
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After spending ten years working for his family’s company, Kretehogs Inc, as a Concrete Contractor, Dave followed a non-traditional path earning his AS in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology from the Central Maine Community College and a BS in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Maine in Orono. In addition, he has extensive field experience as a surveyor and materials testing technician for the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. With this knowledge, he brings a wealth of technical and real-world experience to his role at Dirigo A/E.
After graduating from Oxford Hills High school in June 2017, Connor went on the further his education and in 2019 earned his Associates in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology from the Central Maine Community College under the mentorship of Dan Moreno, his Architectural and Civil Engineering teacher.
Connor’s creative aptitude led him to pursue degree concentrations in residential building and site design, commercial low to mid-rise building and site design, structures, materials and assemblies and interior design. His vast knowledge in project management using various software’s along with his hand sketching, journal creations, and sample industry construction documents are a tremendous asset in his role as Project Designer at Dirigo A/E.
As an experienced laborer throughout his teenage years Zachary picked up a vast amount of practical knowledge by performing various tasks in the field. With this, he has been able to successfully implement it into all phases of his current construction and design efforts. During his collegiate years he attended CMCC and UMO to further build on the foundation of skills previously learned. While in school he was presented with many real-world problems and circumstances from talented professors which better prepared him for the future. Zach is valuable part of the Dirigo A/E team. His creative problem-solving techniques along with his strong belief in client relations ensures projects are completed on time and on budget.
Leanne joined Dirigo A/E team in July 2018 as the Office Administrator. Leanne was hired for her proactive mindset and excellent people skills. She works closely with every member of the team to ensure smooth and continuous operations. She maintains the company’s finances and assists with preparation of proposals and submittals for business development. She is well organized, detail oriented and customer service focused. Leanne assists in creating and implementing marketing strategies to increase brand awareness on social media as well as attends local networking events. She’s a welcoming face for the organization.