Thanksgiving 2018 (Brunchgiving LI & Potluck NYC)

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Thanksgiving 2018 (Adopt A Family)

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HEA in-house training

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NCBC 2018, Nashville, TN (October 2018)

Happy Hour

Facade Tectonics International 2018 - Robert Golda

Holiday Fun 2017

Ugly Sweater and Cookie Swap 2017

Thanksgiving Lunch NYC / Brunchgiving LI 2017

Dan Forino's Birthday (NYC Office)

Red Nose Day 2017

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HEA Beach Clean Up June 2017

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Cinco De Mayo 2017

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9/11 Memorial 5K (2017)

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St. Patrick's Day 2017

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Glasstec 2016 - Dusseldorf, Germany

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Aloha Friday!

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New Tappanzee Bridge

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Cinco de Mayo, NYC Office 2016

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9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Community Day (4.24.16)

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Employee Spotlight

Blog Post List

Employee Spotlight: Tracy Kiernan 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 1:33:00 PM

Meet Kieran Tracy! He is a Field Engineer at HEA and he recently earned his LEED Green Associate credential. HEA is committed to our tagline, “Demand a Higher Standard” and encourages our staff to always be learning and being ahead of the curve. Here's a quick Q/A with this rising star:

  • Why was it important to you to pursue your LEED Green Associate credential?

It was important for me to pursue this credential because sustainable building is becoming more prominent in our industry every day. I wanted to become more knowledgeable in this area to show that I understand the overall intentions of green building as well as HEA’s specific role as the Commissioning Authority in the big picture of a LEED project. Having a LEED credential helps position myself and HEA as valuable team members for any client that is targeting a LEED certification.

  • How will it help you to help our clients?

Pursuing a LEED certification is no small decision for a building owner or tenant, so having an extra set of eyes involved in the project to help make sure it stays on track can be an extremely valuable asset. After acquiring this LEED credential I have a better understanding of the important role of the Commissioning Authority in the LEED certification process, and also how HEA can ensure that the building operates as it was designed in order to achieve the intended performance level. As I become more involved in the design review process, having a LEED credential will help me to be more aware of the LEED credit requirements and also help me to present opportunities to qualify for additional points in the chosen rating system.

  • Any other plans for future certifications?

I plan on pursuing the LEED AP BD+C certification in the upcoming year.  

Antonio Delise 

Monday, October 22, 2018 7:23:00 PM

Q/A with Antonio Delise, Field Engineer II
Employee of the Month: September 2018

Who would you like to swap places with for a day? I would swap places with Captain Sully.

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a kid? I always knew I was going to be an engineer.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I enjoy spending time with my dog.

List three hashtags that describe your personality. #WorkHardPlayHard, #Instafit, #Vegan

What is your favorite moment while working at HEA? My favorite moment would be the first pull the plug I ran due to the preparation and execution demonstrated and the team supporting me.

John Stocker 

Friday, August 24, 2018 4:52:00 PM

Q/A with John Stocker, Senior Project Engineer
Employee of the Month: July 2018

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
There’s many places I’d love to vacation, but if I could choose anywhere, might as well be Bhutan. 

What is something about you that would surprise people?
I used to own two restaurant in San Diego.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
Wake up early and watch some English Premier League Football (soccer) on TV while my wife makes breakfast; bike to central park and throw a Frisbee/picnic/drink some wine with my lovely wife; grill some steaks, watch the sunset, end with a movie on the couch.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
Fly a plane.    

What do you like best about working at HEA?
Co-workers.

Michael Palumbo 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:36:00 PM

Q/A with Michael Palumbo, Senior Project Engineer
Employee of the Month: May 2018

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
Italy (Amalfi Coast).

What is something about you that would surprise people?

  • I rowed crew in college.
  • My car has 230,000 miles on it.
  • I considered a career in doing movie special effects prior to deciding on engineering.
  • I’ve lived in 5 different states.
  • I worked as an engineer on the Statue of Liberty Ferry in NYC. 
  • I was an engineering officer on a cargo ship sailing in the Indian Ocean, South Pacific and Persian Gulf.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
Going on an adventure/trip with my wife and two kids to a local park, trail or museum.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
Learn to code, or chain-saw ice sculpting.    

What do you like best about working at HEA?
Getting to experience different projects from day to day, as each job is unique and has different challenges and concepts.

Dakota Knutson 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:34:00 PM

Q/A with Dakota Knutson, Asst. Proposal Coordinator
Employee of the Month: March 2018

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
This is tough because I want to go everywhere, but right now I would say Ireland!

What is something about you that would surprise people?
Something about me that might surprise people is that I learned how to sail a boat when I was six and was then a competitive sailor through College.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
My perfect Saturday would involve sleeping in, going out on the boat and then having a BBQ with friends and family.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
Something I would like to learn how to do is speak another language…either German or Norwegian.

What do you like best about working at HEA?
The best part about working at HEA is the great people I work with!!

James Almodoval 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:04:00 PM

Q/A with James Almodoval, Field Engineer
Employee of the Month: January 2018

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
If I were able to go anywhere on the planet, it would have to be Mykonos, Greece. The architecture, culture, and scenery is something I’ve recently come to admire.

What is something about you that would surprise people?
I would love to be a part of a 90’s R&B group, kind of like Boyz II Men or New Edition with coordinated dances and melodies. I’m an old soul in a new school body.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
My perfect Saturday would definitely include a brunch to start my day after being able to sleep in (weekends I’m usually awake by 8am). Then afterwards, take my dog Sasha (Siberian Husky) to the beach where she can get rid of all that pinned up energy from being in the house. From there Sasha, my girlfriend, and myself would head over to Starbucks in which we all get cappuccino wasted. Then, to end the evening, a dinner cruise around the statue of liberty and up the Hudson. To my surprise, the boat is actually a modern day DeLorean in which we go back to the Y2K era and party like its 1999.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
I have always been one to dance. I would love to learn how to play an instrument of some sort. No the fourth grade mandated recorder does not count in my book. Although I can play a quality Mary had a Little Lamb.

What do you like best about working at HEA?
Best part about working at HEA will have to be the small atmosphere.I constantly get asked why I have not shipped out with the USCG Third Asst. Engineer license. I like to use the analogy of a small fish in a small pond when referring to my role here at HEA. Yes, we are small. It’s the close knit relationships that I can cultivate with my superiors that make it worth the while, as opposed to a bigger company.

Eric Turcotte 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:06:00 PM


Q/A with Eric Turcotte, Field Engineer
Employee of the Month: December 2017

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
I would go on a backpacking trip in Glacier National Park in Montana.

What is something about you that would surprise people?
I'm actually able to laugh when I’m relaxed enough.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
My perfect Saturday is when I have enough free time left after cleaning my house to go on a mountain bike ride.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
I would like to learn how to do rock climbing.

What do you like best about working at HEA?
What I like best about working at HEA is that I have a lot of latitude to work autonomously and manage my own work.

CJ Peter 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:05:00 PM

Q/A with CJ Peter, Project Engineer
Employee of the Month: December 2017

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
Maldives. It’s on my list for 2019.

What is something about you that would surprise people?
I have a very British sense of humor. I don't get offended by anything..

Describe your perfect Saturday?
Waking up late, drinking coffee and cooking breakfast at home, working on my cottage, an early dinner and a Meryl Streep movie.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
To learn professional dancing.

What do you like best about working at HEA?
The project scope exposure, management tools and varied clientele is very helpful in my development. I also like the work culture here.

Tom Conn 

Friday, December 29, 2017 4:51:00 PM

Q/A with Tom Conn, Project Engineer
Employee of the Month: November 2017

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The best mountain biking in the world!

What is something about you that would surprise people?
How much I absolutely abhor mayonnaise and hard-boiled eggs. Most people don’t have the capacity to loathe anything as much as I loathe either of these.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
Starting the day super early, riding my mountain bike on the trails at Graham Hills in Pleasantville, New York before anyone else. Then heading back to the city, completely avoiding traffic while doing so, in time to grab a massive hero from Alleva dairy in Little Italy for lunch (exactly what I’m craving right now). Then popping back into Brooklyn to pick up my lovely girlfriend Michelle and head out on a nice long bike ride around Brooklyn, ending up at one of our favorite outdoor spots (we have a few) for dinner and drinks. Then, we’ll head home for a planned viewing of The Big Lebowski, with a White Russian on the side, and Michelle won’t roll her eyes at all. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that on my perfect Saturday, my timesheet was totally done the day before, for sure.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
I’d like to learn to whistle really loudly, whether or not it’s the method that involves putting your fingers in your mouth. With the advent of Uber/Lyft/etc. making it much less difficult/necessary to hail a cab, it’s a dying art that lots of New Yorkers used to be really good at.

What do you like best about working at HEA?
It’s definitely the constant worry of not being able to find a bathroom key when it’s needed the most, which keeps me on my toes. KIDDING – it’s the people. I love how close-knit HEA is, how easy everyone is to talk to and how everyone consults each other when they are stuck on something. It’s also great that a few of our engineers are VERY familiar with Big Lebowski lines.

Joe Levandoski 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:47:00 PM

Q/A with Joe Levandoski, Project Engineer
Employee of the Month: November 2017

If you could vacation anywhere on the planet, where would you go?
For me a perfect vacation would be a hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains.

What is something about you that would surprise people?
I train and compete in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which is a form of grappling/wrestling.

Describe your perfect Saturday?
Waking up and enjoying the morning with my wife & children, getting a midday workout in and then going bow hunting in the afternoon.

What is something you would like to learn to do?
Play the guitar.

What do you like best about working at HEA?
I like the open dialogue and comradery between management and other employees, especially when working with employees from other areas to share ideas.