Urban recently hired Ed Gannon, PE, PhD, LEED® AP, as Vice President and Regional Manager for the firm’s office in State College, PA. In this position, he is responsible for business development in all markets and services, overseeing and assuring the quality of the office’s work product, and serving as a valuable Project Manager and QA/QC Supervisor for the firm’s burgeoning Vertical Markets Division.
Mr. Gannon has more than 30 years of experience, including spending the last decade as Manager of Design Services at the Office of Physical Plant at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). In that role, he oversaw 30 professionals who conducted nearly $4 million of design work annually. This department provided a full spectrum of services, from conceptual studies to construction documents and construction administration. Mr. Gannon also oversaw Penn State’s internationally recognized Building Information Modeling (BIM) efforts, and was charged with making the university “greener,” which he achieved through his work implementing LEED certification standards for buildings at the university.
Mr. Gannon, who earned a PhD, Master’s Degree, and Bachelor’s Degree, all in Civil Engineering from Penn State, also served as an instructor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State for nearly a decade. A published author, Mr. Gannon is frequently requested to speak and present nationally such topics as BIM.
In addition to Penn State, Mr. Gannon’s experience includes serving as Structural Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer for several consulting firms, in addition to working for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Streets. The totality of this experience and education gives Mr. Gannon a 360-degree perspective that leads to anticipating issues, developing proactive and cost-effective solutions, and fostering a level of communication and understanding second-to-none.
Urban’s State College office address:
330 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 103
State College, PA 16803