Pair of CTA engineers attain licensure

By: Travis Estvold
12 January 2015

Congratulations to CTA engineers Allyn Jorgensen and Andy Moore for attaining professional engineering (PE) licensure in the state of Montana.

Jorgensen, assigned to CTA’s office in Billings, adds a PE suffix to her existing LEED AP BD+C certification. She is a 2009 mechanical engineering graduate of Montana State University – Bozeman. Her job entails design, drafting, and coordination of HVAC and plumbing segments of projects, then following them through bidding, shop drawings, and construction administration.

She was hired by CTA in February 2010 and has five years’ experience in the mechanical engineering field. Among her higher profile projects are Altana Federal Credit Union‘s 24th Street location remodel in Billings and Dell facility remodels in Santa Clara, CA. For Jorgensen, licensure means attainment of a goal, but also a commitment to providing better service. “I will be able to sign drawings and will continue to further my knowledge of new equipment and practices that will help CTA clients select the best systems for their buildings,” she says.

Moore is a 2010 architectural engineering graduate of Penn State University. He says his original plan was to become an architect, but changed course midstream to architectural engineering. A fascination with lighting and power developed and led to his current career field, electrical engineering, which he loves. In addition to being a certified lighting designer, Moore also now adds PE to LEED AP BD+C credentials.

Having served a year in Billings and a year and a half at CTA’s Bozeman office since June 2012, Moore’s job includes regular travel throughout the country. His projects have included the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA (with a previous employer); Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna, AK; many projects for Dell; and various healthcare facilities.

Jorgensen and Moore share interest in a popular Montana pastime. Jorgensen, also an avid hockey fan (“Go Avalanche!” she writes), has been fly fishing since she was 13. Likewise, Moore is an accomplished fisherman and notes that he fly fished 125 days last year.

Above images: Moore holds up a coho (silver) salmon, caught on the Kenai River in Alaska (during a site visit for a lighting design project in the area) in September 2014. Jorgensen (whose photo is small because it was taken on an old flip phone) smooches a small lake trout at Hyalite Reservoir near Bozeman in 2008.

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