Gene Spires

Gene Spires is a proud alumus of The University of Memphis, located in Memphis, Tennessee. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with the class of 1982, Mr. Spires began what continues to be a successful career in the area of Mechanical and Plumbing Engineering with an emphasis on design.

With more than 29 years experience in HVAC system design, representing more than $950 million dollars in construction costs, Gene has extensive experience in a wide variety of building designs, including hospitals, schools, churches, dormitories, office buildings, governmental projects, as well as other commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. He has designed projects in 36 states comprising over 27,000 tons of chiller installations, in excess of 9,000 horsepower of steam boilers and over 3,600 horsepower of heating water boilers. Mr. Spires has also performed energy analyses under the guidelines of the Federal Department of Energy, as well as energy and economic analyses for other public and private facility owners. His experience in problem avoidance (peer) reviews and building commissioning have also included the preparation of detailed pre-functional and functional test procedures, review of Operation and Maintenance manuals and participation in owner training sessions.

In addition to his design and analysis work, Mr. Spires provides due diligence reviews of commercial and medical facilities. His surveys include building, healthcare and energy code compliance, as well as evaluations for owner acquisitions of property. Over 30 ambulatory surgery reviews have been prepared.

Finally, Mr. Spires is a certified medical gas piping system inspector and has traveled extensively inspecting these systems in the medical environment.

The following presentations are credited:

– Mechanical Systems, presented to Mississippi Hospital Engineer’s Association, August 1994.
– Facility Engineer’s MEP Program, presented to Kansas Hospital Engineer’s Association, May 1995.
– Engineering Manager’s Program, presented to Quorum Health Resources, April 1996, April 1997, October 1997, October 1998.
– Construction Phase Commissioning for Tennessee Post Mortem, presented to the Tennessee Energy and Environmental Spring Study, May 2001.

Mr. Spires maintains membership in:

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Association of Energy Engineers (AAE)
American Society of Hospital Engineers (ASHE)
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
International Congress of Building Officials (ICBO)