Meet Daniel Petree, MDP's Newest Mechanical Engineer

Meet Daniel Petree, MDP Engineering’s new Mechanical Engineer. Daniel will be focusing on tenant improvement projects for our commercial office and restaurant/retail markets.  Daniel is a Colorado native who has been interested in engineering since he was a kid. His favorite types of projects are open ended because he enjoys managing and balancing numerous small, interconnected details.

Daniel’s mentor in the field of engineering is his former fluids and thermodynamics professor, Dr. Derrick Rodriguez. Daniel describes him as “the first [professor] who really challenged me to think about what I was learning in school and how it applied to real life applications. He taught me how to think critically about everything.”

Fun facts: On the weekends, Daniel likes playing all things games from video to board, spending time with friends, and going to concerts. His favorite Star Wars character is Darth Vader, and the weirdest thing he’s ever eaten is a wasabi filled pizza during a version of the game “Russian Roulette”.

We’re excited to welcome Daniel to the MDP Team!

MDP Engineering wins ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for the ART, a hotel

MDP Engineering was recently awarded the Merit Award for Engineering Excellence for the ART, a hotel. This iconic mixed-use building is located beside Denver’s Art Museum in the Golden Triangle. In our role as mechanical & plumbing engineers on a design/build team, MDP worked directly with AMI Mechanical, Inc. to provide design and construction services. The complexity of the ART demanded both engineering creativity and expertise. Check out the video below to learn more about this award-winning project.

BIM Adoption in the MEP World

Contractors and architects have been using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for many years. But Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) engineers have spent most of the past decade stuck in 2D...and are now just starting to see opportunities in BIM. As MDP Engineering makes this transition from 2D to 3D+ design, we've discovered some challenges. But we've also identified a few real-world workarounds to address these challenges. The bright future that BIM promises for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has yet to be fully realized, but each year we're moving closer to it. You can read the full article here