Ron Zawadzki has been named the national practice leader for building technology systems at WSP USA. In his expanded leadership role, Zawadzki will foster growth within the firm’s BTS team by augmenting specialty services and mechanical-electrical-plumbing business lines.
Zawadzki has been managing the WSP technology systems design strategy and facilitated the technology system integration for the greenfield construction of an all-electrical hospital project at the University of California at Irvine’s Campus Medical Center. The facility was designed to be one of the first facilities of its kind with the goal to achieve carbon neutrality.
“We have just about every technology system represented on this project and are working with the client to integrate the building’s MEP systems, building technology systems and healthcare technology systems using an integration engine that fully leverages these systems to achieve those use-case goals,” Zawadzki said. “This effort has been a real eye-opener on improving patient experiences and how we, as designers, can help reduce the workload on medical professionals and hospital support staff.”
In addition, he is a U.S. Air Force veteran where he served with a combat engineering outfit that he described as the ultimate Design-Build opportunity.
“We would design projects located in various parts of the world, pack up all our heavy equipment, fly there and lead a large team to build the projects. It was an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience for a young engineer.”