Craig Johnson, P.E.
Growing up, Craig always sketched buildings, cars, and other engineered systems. Later, he researched engineering solutions about lighting, ventilation, pumping, and more for his family’s agricultural business. When it came time for college, Craig found his way to architectural engineering and eventually mastered in mechanical systems.
Craig believes one key to success in this industry is the ability to locate and partner with a team of subject matter experts to address design challenges in a timely manner. He gained firsthand experience in this while leading the mechanical design for Creighton University Law School’s HVAC replacement. There were many challenges with the new systems and equipment, including physical size and scheduling/phasing constraints, because it was an actively occupied building that needed to remain operational throughout the design and construction process.
Fast-tracked schedules and varying project delivery methods are something Craig sees more often. He believes the industry is moving toward more integrated project delivery models, as opposed to traditional design-bid-build models. This means that future consultants will need to work even more closely with the owner and specific construction partners during design to deliver solutions within the budget and schedule. Craig takes every opportunity to gain experience with integrated project delivery methods to better prepare himself and his team for these types of projects.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Member
- University of Nebraska – Lincoln Architectural Engineering Program Active Alum
- Active Church Member
“I think being a leader within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry requires a desire to confidently understand owner design challenges and be a resourceful teammate that can provide multi-disciplinary solutions.”