Houston, Texas – February 17, 2011 – ccrd partners is pleased to announce that Randy Tucker, PE, one of the premier fire protection consultants in the U.S., has joined ccrd partners as Associate Principal. Randy will lead the Fire Protection and Life Safety team for the firm. He brings over 35 years of professional experience to ccrd partners.

Randy’s highly regarded global experience covers a broad range of commercial, industrial, institutional and transportation facilities. His expertise includes fire safety master plans, smoke control systems design and testing and evaluation of fire resistance of structural assemblies. With the addition of Randy to our team, ccrd partners will be expanding our Fire Protection capabilities and adding Life Safety analysis and design services to our existing mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering systems design service offerings.

Throughout his industrious career, Randy has presented and facilitated seminars on fire safety topics to building owners, developers, code officials, architects, engineers and security analysts. He has been published in numerous industry magazines and journals and is currently an editorial adviser for Building Design + Construction magazine. “My goal is to apply my knowledge of fire protection and life safety to build a practice that will complement the existing services provided by ccrd partners,” said Tucker.

“Randy and I have had a longstanding relationship over the past 30 years. He became the Manager of the Houston office of Rolf Jensen & Associates around the same time ccrd partners was founded. I have always held my working relationship with Randy in high esteem and I’m most excited to welcome Randy as a member of the ccrd partners’ team,” said David Duthu, PE, Board Principal, ccrd partners.

Randy’s professional affiliations include: Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) – Fellow; Educational and Scientific Foundation – Board of Governors; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – Life Member/Board of Directors; U.S. Department of Commerce – Houston District Export Council; International Code Council; Urban Land Institute; and the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) – Fellow/Life Member & past National President.

Prior to joining ccrd partners, Randy spent the majority of his career with Rolf Jensen & Associates and most recently held the position of Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Technical Officer. Randy holds a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

About ccrd partners

ccrd partners is an industry leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design and commissioning firm with offices across the United States. Established in 1980, with a goal to provide innovative and technically advanced engineering solutions for complex facilities, the firm has grown to over 150 highly skilled professionals and support staff. ccrd partners has offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Phoenix, Richmond and Washington D.C. ccrd partners provides engineering services throughout the United States and abroad.

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