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JAMES R. BESS, PE
 
Principal
 
444 N. Wells, Suite 401
 
Chicago, IL. 60654
 
T 312.836.0595 x113
 
F 312.836.0596
 
jbess@besengr.com
 
 
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                         PRINCIPAL
 
 James R. Bess, PE
 Principal
 
 Experience:
 Building Engineering Systems, LLC � Chicago, IL
 Project Manager - 4/16/99 to Present
 Founder of firm to provide quality and professional engineering services related
 to the Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection and Plumbing systems in
 Commercial buildings.
 
 Cosentini Associates - Chicago, IL
 Project Manager - 10/19/94 to 4/15/99
 Designer/Draftsman - 6/8/87 to 11/10/89
 Coordination of all aspects of a project related to the Mechanical and Electrical
 systems design, production and coordination with architecture and structural
 systems.
 
 Environmental Systems Design - Chicago, IL
 Designer/Project Engineer - 11/13/89 to 10/14/94
 Responsible for the design of electrical and signal Systems in commercial
 buildings.
 
 Education:
 University of Kansas
 B.S. Architectural Engineering, 1987
 Emphasis in building mechanical system, including HVAC, lighting,
 power systems, and plumbing.
 
 Registration:
 Licensed Professional Engineer State Of Illinois
 
 Affiliations:
 American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers
 (ASHRAE)
 
 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
 
 Building Officials Code Administrators (BOCA)
 
 Illumination Engineering Society (IESNA)
 
 Career Highlights:
 Project manager for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Corporate Headquarters, interior
 build out.
 
 Project manager for W.W. Grainger Corporate Headquarters interior build
 out.
 
 Project manager for Sears Tower lobby renovation.
 
 Electrical project engineer for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Corporate Headquarters
 base building.
 
 Electrical project engineer for McCormick Place, South Hall Expansion.
 

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