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Building Engineering Resources, Inc.

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About Us

Where it began

In 1994 Building Engineering Resources, Inc. was established by our Principals to provide full "MEP/FP" services to clients in Boston and around the greater New England area.  Their vision was to bring a personalized approach to each client's  project working closely with the Architects and Project Team.  Over the years BER has grown with two locations but remains true to it's original vision.  With our Teams combined engineering experience, which crosses many boundaries and sectors, from new state-of-the-art buildings to turn of the century structures, you are guaranteed an innovative engineering approach .  

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide MEP/FP engineering solutions of the highest quality to all our Clients by bringing together a diverse team of engineering staff with the expertise, specialized experience and innovative thinking to meet today's project requirements.

Team Commitment

BER is committed to incorporating energy efficient and sustainable design practices to every project.  Large or small, each project presents a new opportunity to apply our extensive knowledge and experience across the "MEP/FP" spectrum.  We recognize our responsibility as team members and take great pride in our ability to provide creative solutions for successful project completion.

Our Principals

Steven A. Karan, PE, LEED AP - Principal

Steve is one of our founding Principals with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of mechanical engineering.  He began his career as a Sr. Staff Engineer in several firms in and around Boston before creating BER.  Steve serves as the mechanical  principal on projects and oversees the "M/P/FP" portion of the company.  His other roles include joint management of our office teams, working closely with clients and in-house continuous education of systems and Codes.  Steve is a LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional.  His comprehensive experience includes designing and managing projects for a variety of facility types in both the public and private sectors.  Mr. Karan has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Marc R. Plante, PE - Principal

Marc is one of our founding Principals with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of electrical engineering.  He began his career as a Sr. Staff Engineer in several firms around the southeastern area of Boston before creating BER.  Marc serves as the electrical principal on projects and oversees the electrical portion of the company.  His other roles include joint management of our office teams, working closely with clients and in-house continuous education of electrical systems and Codes.  Mr. Plante has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.



Our Team

Richmond T. Fitts, Associate - Electrical Dept. Head

Rich joined BER in 1998 and is an accomplished Department Head and Team Leader with over 25+ years of experience in electrical engineering and design in our North Easton office.

David J. Knight, PE - Mechanical Dept. Head

Dave joined BER in 2013 and has over 18+ years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering, technical guidance and quality assurance.  He is a Senior Engineer and Department Head in our North Easton office.

Christopher T. Uniacke - Plumbing/Fire Protection Dept. Head

Chris joined BER in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in the field of plumbing/fire protection engineering.  He is a Senior Engineer and Department Head in our North Easton office.

Geraldo A. Alba - Project Manager

Gerry joined BER in 2012 and has over 20 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering.  Mr. Alba is a Sr. HVAC Engineer and Project Manager who heads our Rhode Island office. 

Nancy J. Medeiros, PE

 Nancy joined BER in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering, technical guidance and quality assurance.  Nancy has a BS from Boston University in Manufacturing Engineering.

Explore What We Do

Mechanical Engineering

  • Energy Efficient Design
  • Hot Water/Steam Heating Systems
  • Chilled Water Cooling Systems
  • Air Handling Systems
  • Ventilation & Exhaust Systems
  • Energy Recovery Systems
  • Pumps and Piping
  • HVAC Controls
  • VRF Systems
  • Smoke Controls Systems
  • Energy Modeling

Electrical Engineering

  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Electric Power Distribution
  • Medium  Voltage Distribution
  • Low Voltage Systems - Fire Alarm Access Control, Voice Data 
  • Cogeneration Systems
  • Standby & Emergency Generators
  • Light Systems & Controls
  • UPS Systems
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Detection Systems



Plumbing Engineering

  • Process Distribution System
  • Specialty Waste Systems
  • Domestic Water Heating Systems
  • Sanitary/Storm Drainage Systems
  • Water Conservation and Recovery
  • Drain Waste and Vent Systems


Fire Protection Engineering

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Pumps
  • Hydraulic Calculations


Types of Services

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Building Assessments
  • Concept Design/Master Plan
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • MEP Coordination
  • Peer Review
  • Energy Modeling


Our Locations

Home Office:

66 Main Street

North Easton MA 02356

(508) 230-0260


Rhode Island Office:

100 Midway Road, #23

Cranston, RI  02920

(401) 942-3500

Great design is team work

Areas of Engineering Experince

  • Assisted Living
  • Clean Rooms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Educational (K-12, Public /Private/Alternative
  • Historic/Sustainable Design
  • Hospitalities
  • Large/Small Housing Developments
  • Medical (Hospitals, Labs, Offices, Cultivation Labs)
  • Industrial/Process
  • Libraries
  • Municipals
  • Public Safety (Police/Fire)
  • Office Buildings/Corporate HQ
  • Places of Worship
  • Recreational/Clubhouses
  • Retail/Food Service
  • Tenant Fit-ups
  • Theaters/Museum

Learn More

Please contact one of our Principals to find out how BER can assist you with your project.


Steven A. Karan, PE - Principal


Marc R. Plante, PE - Principal


Building Engineering Resources, Inc. is registered in the followings states:

  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Virginia



Our Work

Colleges / Universities

Massachusetts Colleges/Universities

  • Bridgewater State University
  • Fitchburgh State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Boston College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Regis College
  • Stonehill College
  • Harvard University
  • Smith College
  • Nicholas College
  • Dean College
  • Boston University
  • Radcliffe College

Rhode Island Colleges/Universities

  • RI College Gaige Hall
  • Bryant University
  • Johson + Wales University
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Brown University
  • Providence College
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Salve Regina University

Labs / Cultivation Facilities

Cultivation Facilities

  • Summit Medical
  • Holistic Industries
  • Emerald Leaf Organics
  • Pettaconsett Grow
  • 33 Graystone Ave
  • 38 Colorado Ave
  • MA Medical Cannabis Center
  • Grow Facility - Monson, MA

Labs

  • Ambrel
  • Thoratec Corporation
  • Medtronic Vascular
  • Altus Pharmaceutical
  • Antigenics
  • DEM Seawater Lab


Police / Fire Stations

Fire Stations

  • Sharon Fire Station
  • Brewster Fire Station
  • Hyannis Fire Station
  • Carver Fire Station
  • Randolph Fire Station
  • Pawtucket Fire STation
  • Sudbury Fire Station

Police Stations

  • Falmouth Police Station
  • Randolph Police Station
  • Lakeville Police Station
  • Hampden Police Station
  • Middleborough Police Station



Corporate Office / Office Parks

Office Buildings/Headquarters

  • 30 Braintree Hill Office Park
  • Bob's Furniture
  • Jordan's Furniture
  • 200 Corliss Street
  • Westford Office Park
  • Harbor Place
  • 397 Williams Street
  • Stony Brook Office Park


Libraries / City Halls

Libraries

  • Ames Free Library
  • Hingham Library
  • Tiverton Library
  • RIC Adams Library
  • Regis College Library
  • Grafton Public Library

City/Town  Halls

  • Cambridge City Hall
  • Foxborough Town Hall
  • Harvard Town Hall
  • Quincy City Hall



Housing Large / Small

Apartments

  • East Main 
  • Gables University Station
  • The Pinehills
  • Ashton Cambridge
  • Domain Foxborough
  • Valley Forge King of Prussia
  • Modera Framingham
  • MacMillan Square

Mills

  • General Cable Mills
  • Rising Sun Mills
  • The Chocolate Factory
  • Whitin Mill (Alternatives Unlimited)


Industrial & Warehouses

Preferred Freezer - Haleah, FL / Jacksonville, FL / Elizabeth, NJ / Everett, MA

Home Depot - Westfield, MA

Hillard's Chocolates - Easton, MA

Primetals - Worcester, MA

Plumbers Supply Warehouse - New Bedford, MA


 

Recreational & Clubhouses

Bryant Strength & Conditioning  Center

East Main Apartments Clubhouse

Westborough Clubhouse

YMCA Stoughton

YMCA Hanover

Starland Sports Complex (Hanover, MA)

Weymouth Club




Hospitality / Retail

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Boston, MA

Eventide Fenway - Boston, MA

Kkatie's Burger Bar - Quincy, MA

The Atlantic House - York Beach, ME

Hampton Inn & Suites - Providence, RI

Marriott Residence Inn - Marlborough, MA

Four Points Sheraton - Norwood, MA


Marshall's/Home Goods - Westwood, MA

Simon Malls - Various Locations

Warwick Mall - Warwick, RI

Legacy Place - Dedham, MA

Paul's TV - Avon & Reading, MA

CVS Stores (Various Locations)

Michael's - Stoneham, MA

Jordan's Furniture - Warwick, RI

LEED Projects and Awards

Green Building/LEED

BER is committed to providing energy efficient and sustainable design practices on every project.  Our Firm recognizes our responsibility to the environment and applies energy efficient design for each Client.  Our vast variety of experience includes HVAC equipment replacement, cogeneration systems, photovoltaics and geothermal heat pumps.

Bridgewater State University

Pope Hall

  • LEED Silver for New Construction

Scott Hall

  • LEED Silver for New Construction


Harvard University

North Hall

  • LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors

Radcliffe College

Putnam House

  • LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors

Whitin Mill Redevelopment

Whitin  Mill

  • LEED Gold for New Construction

Rhode Island College

New Residence Hall

  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • LEED Certified for New Construction

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Contact Us

Questions

Please reach out at your convenience so we can discuss your project.  

Building Engineering Resources, Inc.

66 Main Street - North Easton, MA 02356

Telephone: (508) 230-0260

Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:15pm

Friday:  8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed