Paul Bauman, P.E., LEED AP BD+C

Growing up, Paul enjoyed taking toys apart to see how they worked. His older cousin inspired him to try the Architectural Engineering Technology program at Southeast Community College. He enjoyed the engineering side so much that he continued on in the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Nebraska while working part-time at Alvine Engineering.

Lincoln has been a big part of Paul’s life and career, especially when it comes to the Nebraska State Capitol HVAC Replacement project. This multi-phased, 10-year project required careful planning of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for successful integration from phase to phase. However, thanks to the team’s efforts, the building is undergoing an incredible transformation as rooms and corridors are restored back to their original look by recovering spaces lost to dropped ceilings, soffits, chases, and old mechanical systems.

While the State Capitol project is lengthy, Paul enjoys the opportunity to help preserve this national historic landmark. As technology advances, it provides more options to preserve the historic structure and aesthetic of older buildings. Paul believes it is important for the industry to continue researching and incorporating these technologies to reuse existing systems where possible and avoid damage to the original historic fabric of the building. This way, future generations can continue to appreciate the treasures of the past.

Highlights

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Member
  • Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Member
  • Association of Preservation Technology (APT) Member
  • Hickman Presbyterian Church Board of Trustees President 2020 and 2021
  • Hickman Presbyterian Church Session Member, Membership and Outreach Committee Member, Communications and Technology Committee Member, and Memorial Committee Member 2019-2021
  • 4H Volunteer

“Being an engineer has its perks. It’s not every day that you get to crawl through the cavities of the Capitol, learn some Capitol and State history, and work with a team who care so passionately.”

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