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Gerald Roy Spencer, P.E.

EXPERT WITNESS AND FORENSIC ENGINEER
HVAC, Electrical Power, Lighting, Medical Gases, Fuel and Plumbing Systems Engineering Expert
Construction Contract Administration
Expert - Forensic Engineer for mechanical and electrical problems
Final US Government Construction Cost Estimating
Expert and Damage Model Documentation Expert
Life Cycle Economic Cost Analysis Report Expert - Energy Consumption Analysis Expert

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Engineer of Record responsible for the design and the construction of HVAC, Laboratory Utilities, Natural Gas, Medical Gases & Plumbing Systems

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - Engineer of Record responsible for the design and the construction of Interior and Exterior Lighting Design, Interior Electrical Power Distribution, Exterior Power Distribution to Class 35kV, Large Un-interruptible Power Systems, Large Emergency Parallel Power Generation Systems to 11.4 mVA, Electrical Power reliability and quality Analysis, Harmonic and other irregular electrical current analysis with remedial correction recommendations and designs for corrective modifications to eliminate operational problem occurrences caused by electrical power quality.

Spencer Engineers, Inc.
4635 Southwest Freeway - Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77027-7104
713-621-2482  or  1-800-383-9685

MEP HVAC Air Conditioning Plumbing Electrical Medium Voltage Lighting Power Grounding Power Quality Harmonic Circulating Current Analysis Fire Alarm Fire Protection Humidity Control Heating Health Care Hospital Engine-Generator Construction Cost Estimating Military Construction Code Compliance Communications Security Construction Quality Control Cryogenics Space Simulation Power Generation Design Quality Energy Analysis Energy Management High Rise Munitions Manufacturing Instrumentation HVAC Controls Life Cycle Economic Cost Analysis Predominant Energy Use Studies Seismic Restraint Telecommunications Army Navy USAF NASA NIMA Federal Government Construction Department of State Defense Corps of Engineers Arctic Desert Coastal Earthquake High Altitude Monsoon Hurricane Military Construction Physical Security Construction Specifications Contract Documents Seismic Risk Reduction  FEMA AutoCAD Energy Consumption Analysis Refrigeration Fall Protection ASHRAE Standard Design Deficiencies Contract Modifications AE Contract

 

 
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Spencer Engineers, Inc. provides Forensic Engineering Expert Witness Services to the public at large plus Mechanical and Electrical engineering design services to architects for construction projects.  These services include HVAC, Plumbing, Lighting, Power Distribution, Emergency Power Generation, Construction Contract Administration, Construction Cost Estimating, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, and Energy Consumption Analysis.  Gerald Spencer is also the Engineer of Record for space simulation, cryo pumping, helium Refrigeration, ultra high vacuum systems, Liquid Nitrogen circulation systems, Liquid Oxygen systems, and other cryogenics system projects at NASA-JSC.  Gerald Spencer is also the Engineer of Record low temperature refrigeration systems for refrigerated food storage projects.  Gerald Spencer is the Prime Professional Design Contractor and the AE of record (or the EOR) for both commercial and federal government projects located in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Colorado, Kansas, Tennessee, California, New York, Middle East, Pacific Islands (CNMI), Chile, India, Denmark, Barbados, and Nassau, Bahamas.  Our projects have been located in Arctic, Desert, Coastal, Earthquake, High Altitude, Monsoon, High Humidity Climates, and Hurricane Prone areas around the world.   Gerald Spencer has had professional licenses of at least one discipline in 26 of the 50 United States of America and one foreign territory.

Gerald R. Spencer, P.E. founded this firm as Spencer & Associates in 1967 to provide Mechanical and Electrical engineering design services as consultants to architects.  This practice was incorporated in 1971 as Spencer Engineers, Inc. (SEI).  We have specialized in the design of Federal Government Facility Construction Projects.  SEI has been directly awarded multiple AE federal government design prime professional contracts by the U. S. Army (48 projects from CESWF & CESWA) , NASA-Johnson Space Center (57 projects from JSC), NASA-White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), the U. S. Air Force-Lackland AFB (5 projects from USAF), the U. S. Department of State-Foreign Buildings Operations (15 projects from FBO), the National Imagery and Mapping Authority-St.Louis AFS (4 projects from NIMA, now NMA), the U. S. Navy-Corpus Christi NAS (6 projects from CCNAS), the City of Houston Aviation Department (6 projects from HAS), The Methodist Hospital (7 projects from TMH), M D Anderson Cancer Center (2 projects from MDACC), Exxon USA (55 projects), the United States Postal Service (34 projects for USPS), US General Services Administration, and many other commercial and private clients since 1968.  We are the prime AE design contractor of record for more than 200 Federal Government facility construction projects that have ranged from $300,000 to $10,500,000.00.  We have offered one stop design capability with experienced construction project management to federal government agencies for the last twenty years.   

 

Federal Government projects (almost) always have government staff architects and engineers in each design discipline that review all of our design drawings, calculations, and engineering calculations in detail.  This peer review keeps us up-to-date with our design methodology and essentially makes our contract documents almost error free.  We are up-to-date with the latest FEMA seismic design criteria, the latest Green Building environmental criteria, the latest DoD construction criteria, the latest DoD communications and security facility construction regulations, the latest Force Protection design, the latest South Florida hurricane environment design criteria, and the latest ASHRAE 90 energy consumption, and the latest life cycle cost analysis calculation methodology.  The ACASS summary (Department of Defense AE contract performance summary maintained by the Corps of Engineers) printout on 30 SEP 96 for our firm indicates 21 completed projects with one excellent performance rating, one above average rating, and the remaining 19 projects with an average performance rating.  The ACASS summary printout 08MAY00 reveals 11 projects with one above average rating and 10 projects with an average rating.  A copy of this report is available for your review.  The complete ACASS report indicates that all but two of these DoD projects were completed without contract modifications due to design deficiency. 

These two project modification amounts totaled less than $10,000 for a total construction amount in excess of $60M.  A copy of this report is available for your review.  These reports are in reference to the total project including programming, design, management, cost control, timely service, quality of work and construction contract administration.  SEI must be performing to the satisfaction of these federal government clients, or SEI would probably not have been awarded such a continuous stream of construction projects.
    
We have had in-house PC computers for engineering calculations and word processing since 1979.  These in-house programs provide specification writing/word processing, construction cost estimating, desktop publishing, electronic mail/communication, structural frame analysis - for steel and concrete design, lighting level, electrical short circuit analysis, electrical circuit protection device coordination programs, power system analysis programs, Harmonic Circulating Current Analysis, dBase, Autocad, Intergraph microstation, Pagemaker desktop publishing, Photoshop, Coreldraw, HVAC load calculations, EZ-DOE, KYPIPE water multiple loop flow analysis, SANSYS gravity water flow analysis for sanitary sewer and stormwater flow analysis.  We also prepare formal Department of Energy life cycle cost analysis a according to the Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers, USAF, US Navy, NASA, GSA, DOS, and DoD criteria and procedures.  We have prepared formal Department of Energy building energy compliance program studies.  
 

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APARTMENT EXPERIENCE

ARMY PROJECTS

AVIATION PROJECTS

BANKS

COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY SYSTEMS

Computer Assisted Designs

Construction Quality Control

CONSULTANTS

Construction cost Estimating

CRYOGENICS PROJECTS

data processing EQUIPMENT space planning

DESIGN QUALITY CONTROL PLAN

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROJECTS

Design Quality Control Plan

ECONOMIC LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION

EMERGENCY POWER GENERATION

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

EXXON USA PROJECTS

FIRE PROTECTION

FORENSIC ENGINEERING

FOREIGN COUNTRY PROJECTS

HIGH BAY CONSTRUCTION

HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

HOTELS

HVAC -  MECHANICAL

INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION

INSTRUMENTATION

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS

LIBRARIES

LIGHTING

MEDICAL PROJECTS

METRIC DESIGN

MILITARY  FAMILY HOUSING

MILITARY PROJECTS

MODIFICATION, OR ADDITIONS TO EXISTING FACILITIES  

Munitions

NASA PROJECTS

NAVY PROJECTS

NIMA PROJECTS

OFFICE BUILDINGS

OFFSHORE PROJECTS

ORDINANCE PROJECTS

PHYSICAL SECURITY SYSTEMS

PLUMBING

POSTAL PROJECTS

predominant energy use studies

PUBLIC FACILITIES

REFRIGERATION PROJECTS

RELIGIOUS PROJECTS

RENOVATIONS TO HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

REPORTS

RESTAURANTS

RETAIL FACILITIES

SECURITY SYSTEMS

SEISMIC RESISTANT PROJECT DESIGN

SPACE SIMULATION FACILITIES

TELECOMMUNICATIONS DESIGN

USAF PROJECTS

WAREHOUSE  PROJECTS