From opportunity identification and concept design to implementation and final review, mechanical projects at Prism often leverage the talents of a team of people through collaboration. Recently, we were fortunate to have Hamid Samani, P.Eng., LEED AP, join our mechanical team. “Hamid has a breadth of experience in the technologies and industries where we do the most work,” says Mechanical Team Lead Stephen Kooiman, “he is a key technical resource in supporting our team with detailed engineering designs.”
Hamid’s 25 years in the industry have encompassed a broad range of projects; he brings a wealth of accumulated experience and expertise to all projects and is adept at negotiating the complexities and operational parameters of working within commercial, educational, institutional, and residential developments. His experience includes sustainable design, energy compliance analyzing and energy modeling, project management, HVAC system design, plumbing and fire protection systems design, specification writing, and construction reviews. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he is dedicated to implementing sustainability in his work.
His interest in designing systems started at a young age, growing up in Iran, “My father was an electrical technician and I used to go work with him,” says Hamid, “then later at high school, I was pretty good at math and physics and that moved me down a path towards engineering.”
“Really it was just an interest in making and creating things—in the end, that’s what it’s all about,” he says.
Outside of work, Hamid enjoys gatherings with friends and family—his wife Maryam, daughter Sara (23 years old) and son Parsa (16 years old). He has also enjoys carpentry and home projects, having just finished putting in an irrigation system in his backyard.
It’s clear his curiosity is still fueling his work and he emphasizes that as an engineer you have to be continually developing your knowledge, “From new technologies to new codes and standards, we need to understand how to use them in our designs.”
Hamid says what drew him to Prism was the focus on energy saving, “Being in this industry you get to know how much building systems, especially mechanical systems, consume in electricity and fossil fuels. If we can design a system that uses less energy, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be doing so.” He adds, “”I’d like to keep this earth for the future!”
Since joining Prism, Hamid has already started working on implementing a heat recovery chiller upgrade project at a Vancouver hospital, and a chiller plant capital renewal and energy project for a BC mine with an anticipated energy savings of 60% for the chiller plant.
We’re grateful to have Hamid Samani on our team and we look forward to introducing more new staff in the coming months. We’re always on the lookout for talented people who share our core values. Find our latest postings here.