Clifford S. Chamberlain, PE

-BSME from the U of W in 1968 
-Licensed Mechanical P.E. in: 

•  Washington 
•  Oregon 
•  Alaska
•  Idaho
•  California 

Resume Summary:

A licensed mechanical engineer with over 38 years of experience in the design and installation of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, controls, piping, refrigeration and plumbing systems for commercial, institutional, health care, hotel, high-tech, bio-tech, light industrial and large residential buildings.  

Professional Experience:  

•  Chamberlain Mechanical Corp. – Kirkland, WA. (1990 to Present):

Chamberlain Mechanical Corporation (CMC) is a unique consulting business specializing in providing guidance to Architects, Owners, Developers, and General Contractors in the implementation of cost efficient, practical, and energy efficient mechanical designs and installations for both design/build (d/b) and plan/spec (p/s) projects.   On p/s projects CMC provides construction management assistance, peer design reviews, and value engineering guidance.   On d/b projects CMC provides conceptual design development, performance criteria, bid specifications, budgets and assistance in the selection of the mechanical contractor.   Available consulting services also include budget estimating, building surveys, code reviews, energy conservation analysis, commissioning and expert consulting or forensic engineering.  

•  Linford Air & Refrigeration Co. – Oakland, CA. (1987 to 1989):

Oakland division manager and corporate vice-president responsible for overseeing both the design/build and the plan/spec. departments of this large sheet metal, piping and controls contractor serving the northern California commercial building market.  

•  James A. Nelson Co. - San Francisco, CA. (1985 to 1987):

President of the James A. Nelson Co., a subsidiary of Holaday-Parks, Inc.   This large total mechanical contractor specialized in high-rise buildings and thermal ice storage systems.

•  Holaday-Parks, Inc. – Seattle, WA. (1980 to 1985):

Started the design/build division as manager and later corporate vice-president.   The d/b division of this Seattle based mechanical contractor provided engineering, sales and project management for commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.   Mr. Chamberlain also directed the company's marketing and long range planning that included expansion into California.  

•  MacDonald-Miller Co. – Seattle, WA. (1972 to 1980):

Design engineer, sales engineer and project manager for the d/b turnkey installation of sheet metal, piping, controls and plumbing systems for commercial buildings.  

•  Johnson Controls, Inc. - Seattle, WA. (1968 to 1972):

Sales engineer and project manager for the design and installation of temperature control and building automation systems for the commercial market.   Received specialized control theory training in the design of practical and energy efficient pneumatic, electric, electronic and computer based control and building management systems.  

Mechanical Industry Training:  

•  Johnson Controls: an eight-week factory engineering training and applications course in the proper design and installation of HVAC control systems.   Also received additional training in computer based energy management systems.  

•  Carrier: a six-week factory "Applied Products Engineering Training Course" in Syracuse, New York.   This course focused on accurate equipment selections for years of efficient operation plus the art of accurate heating and cooling load calculations.   

•  Ottaviano Technical Services, Inc.: attended multiple seminars in conceptual budget estimating for mechanical systems, value engineering plus detailed estimating of sheet metal, piping and plumbing systems.  

•  Quick Pen Computerized Estimating: factory training for the set-up and operation of a computer based estimating systems.  

•  Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCA): attended multiple seminars in mechanical project management, quality control and mechanical systems commissioning.  

•  Sheet Metal And Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA): attended multiple seminars in contract administration, claims management, project management, quality control, fire/life safety design, work place safety, duct design and duct fabrication.

•  Trane Trace 600 & CES Software: factory training in the use of building performance modeling and energy analysis software.  

•  Air Research Inc.: a seminar in low temperature air design and indoor air quality for schools and office buildings.  

•  ASHRAE: attended multiple continuing education classes and seminars at both the local and national convention level.  


•  Author of “Viewpoint, Design-Build” in the September 1990 issue of Heating Piping Air Conditioning magazine by Penton Publishing.

•  Author of “Statistical Validation Testing vs Commissioning” in the August 1995 issue of Heating Piping Air Conditioning magazine by Penton Publishing.

•  Author of the 2 nd place national engineering team project award as sponsor by Engineered Systems magazine published by Business News Publishing Company.   The subject was Virginia Mason Medical Center's Chiller Plant Replacement and the article was published in the January 1999.

Organization & Leadership Experience:  

•  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): a member since 1969.   Participation includes attendance at local and national meetings plus continuing education classes and workshops.   Some of the classes attended involve the following subjects: application of seismic restraints, principles of energy efficient design, computer modeling of buildings for energy efficiency, indoor air quality control, indoor ventilation standards, life safety smoke control, commissioning, and energy code analysis.  

•  Building Commissioning Association (BCA): a past member in this national organization.   The mission of BCA is to improve and further the practice of building commissioning through professional development programs, policies and activities.

•  National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE): a past member, a past chapter Board of Director and a past chapter vice-president of the Lake Washington NSPE chapter.  

•  Sheet Metal & Air-conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA): a past member and a past Board of Director for the San Francisco chapter.  

•  North Seattle Community College: current member and past president of the "HVAC Technical Advisory Committee" providing teaching recommendations and course curriculum guidance.  

Clifford S. Chamberlain, PE

Chamberlain Mechanical Corporation 
4926 – 119 th Place N.E.
Kirkland, WA. 98033
(425) 889-2375