Hartford, CT Steven Haines is a highly-regarded collaborator and big-picture thinker in the design and construction industry. In a newly created position as director of technical operations at BVH Integrated Services, P.C., Haines will take a leadership role in the firm’s information technology and related practice areas, forming the foundation for the firm’s ability to work effectively, communicate ideas, and produce quality project documentation.
He previously served as managing director of Centerbrook Architects and Planners, where he was responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure excellence in design and business practices. Through his active participation on many boards and committees, Haines also serves as a resource to the design and construction industry.
In addition to his extensive experience in the areas of firm management, staff development, technology, and marketing, he is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and advisor on a variety of industry-related topics. His audiences have included Autodesk Executive Forum, Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Connecticut Building Congress, Construction Institute at the University of Hartford, AIA Pittsburgh, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and UConn.
Karl Frey, president of BVH, has collaborated with Haines on many projects over the years. “Steve’s enthusiasm, determination and vision will help BVH continue on its path as a leading engineering firm at the forefront of technology. Our shared commitment to building information modeling, high performance building standards, and sustainability throughout all practice areas will benefit our clients, employees, and the community at large,” he said.
With offices in Conn. and Mass., BVH is a multi-disciplined engineering firm providing civil, site utility, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services, commissioning and technology design. Serving clients since 1958, BVH is a leader in sustainable building design, with clients in the higher education, healthcare, research, K-12 schools, and municipal markets.
BVH uses sophisticated high-tech products that apply the very latest concepts in building information modeling (BIM) to support design and construction. Recent projects include the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, the new research and development facility at United Technologies Research Center, Pratt and Whitney’s new Global Headquarters and Engineering Facility, and the Design Building at University of Massachusetts Amherst.