Tim Shimerdla, P.E., LEED AP
Tim always had a certain knack for math and science. Exploring his options in college, he worked at Omaha Public Power District, Omaha’s Metropolitan Utilities District, and Union Pacific Railroad in departments that dealt with engineering and construction. Eventually, he earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University because it allowed him to continue working in the construction field, while challenging himself to problem solve on the design side of the industry.
Making a difference in his community, both local and industry, has always been important to Tim. This is why a majority of his career has focused on healthcare and education facilities. He believes that communities are ultimately built on relationships and they are especially important for the future of the industry.
As the architecture, engineering, and construction industry continues to move toward more integration, collaboration across disciplines becomes even more essential to project success. Here, Tim leads by example, proactively reaching out to other team members throughout the design process. He also encourages younger engineers to make new connections and learn from other disciplines so that they might become well-rounded team members with innovative ideas.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Member
- St. Pius X Catholic School Athletics (Urbandale, IA) Co-director
- Local Youth Sports Coach
“I never want to be complacent or feel like I’ve learned all I need to know. Self-improvement lends itself to more opportunities, and hopefully, opportunities to pass on that knowledge.”