Last month we added two new people to the PEI family – Tim Carroll & Diedrich Smay. Check out the bios below to learn a bit about two of our newest team members! Tim Carroll Tim is joining PEI as our BIM Manager. He attended the Art Institute of Atlanta for 3-D Animation (one year completed), Georgia Perimeter College for his Associates in Art/Science, and Gwinnett Technical College for a Drafting Aide Certificate and a Architectural Drafting Degree. One big project that he has worked on is the GA Technical College Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Administrative Building Renovation – Complete Renovation of GA Tech Tower, and replacing the HVAC backbone of the building. He removed multiple systems and replaced them with a single building AHU and TERV. Provided Steam to Hot water system, and routed campus chilled water through the building. The design was completed with the use of 3-D laser scanning and Revit; it was GA Tech’s second IPD project. Tim participated as HVAC Designer and Modeler. When Tim isn’t designing and modeling awesome projects, he enjoys disc golfing with his oldest son, music – whether playing an instrument or listening, and spending time with my family. Tim is married to his wife, whom he has known since childhood, he has three children – Thomas, Lilliana, and Samuel, and two dogs – Dooley and Flash. His wife is an avid dog lover, and is a guardian for a local labradoodle breeder. Welcome on board, Tim!     Deidrich Smay Diedrich is joining the team as one of our Plumbing Engineers. He completed two years at Southern Polytechnic State, studying Architecture, before transferring to Gwinnett Tech and graduating in 2009 with a degree in Drafting and Design (and a minor in Business Management). At his previous firm, he really enjoyed working on the Athletics projects for UGA (Go Dawgs!) like the new Indoor Football Practice Facility, and the West End Zone Improvements at Sanford Stadium. Another project he enjoyed working on was a large multi-purpose facility/theater/gym in Sugar Hill called the EpiCenter. One of the challenges he encountered on that project was trying to locate nine grease interceptors in a small parking deck below the facility, he states, “It was great getting to see it all come together in the end.” For fun, Diedrich really enjoys working in the yard and going mountain biking on the weekends. He also enjoys hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife, and bringing the dog along. Diedrich was recently married in October (he worked with his now father-in-law for 5 years at his previous firm before meeting his soon to be wife at his father-in-law’s retirement party), and he has one dog named Chip and a cat named Miss Kitty. Glad to have you, Diedrich!