James C. Wernicke, P.E.

james AT wernicke DOT com

Title: Project Manager
Special Training: Graduate Studies, Chemical Eng. and Eng. Mgmt., USF/1974-76
Graduate Studies, Eng. Mgmt., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1973
Graduate Studies, Business Law, Albany Law School/1973
Bachelor Science, Mech. Eng., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/1974
Registration: 1990/Professional Engineer/New Mexico/11220
1998/Professional Engineer/Arizona/32768
2002/LEED Accredited Professional
Certifications: New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers - Vice President
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
US Green Building Council, New Mexico Chapter - President
American Society Heating, Refrigerating, Air Conditioning Engineers Association of Energy Engineers
Who's Who in Technology, 6th Edition
Other: F. Hugh Cophlin Medal - Louisiana
Engineer's Selection Board - Louisiana
Fire Protection Committee - NM Board of Registration for PE and LS
Technological Accomplishment Award - Louisiana Engineering Society
Governor's Task Force of Renewable Energy - New Mexico
Rule writing committee for Sustainable Building Tax Credits - NM
Sandia President's Quality Award

James has 34 years of experience in design, construction and project management for offices, schools, airports, chemical, nuclear, and biological laboratories, single and multistory manufacturing plants, hospitals, clean rooms, nuclear accelerators, refineries, chemical plants, and offshore platforms. His experience in design involving mechanical, environmental, and chemical processes includes process piping, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, environmental processes and equipment for industrial wastewater treatment, solid, liquid, and toxic waste handling, treatment and incineration, sewage collection and treatment facilities up to 200MGD, water treatment systems for industrial and municipal use, and air emissions control.

In the area of construction management services he has managed projects involving up to 1,700 workers for semiconductor fabs, hospitals, phosphate mines, refineries, chemical plants, sewage treatment plants, and manufacturing facilities including auxiliary facilities and offices.  He has worked with local authorities to achieve compatible designs with municipal and state mandates.

His engineering and construction experience includes high purity gases, cryogenic facilities, fertilizers, uranium extraction, petrochemical facilities, hydrocarbon and natural gas process plants, waste treatment and scrubbers for semiconductor plants, bulk storage terminals, and pipelines for natural gas, crude oil, and refined products.

James representative work/project experience includes the following:

Jacobs Engineering, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Site Manager

Responsible for engineering management and day-to-day operations of Jacobs Engineering's project office in Albuquerque, New Mexico serving Intel's Rio Rancho site. Annual work load of approximately $50 MM in construction value including semiconductor tool installation, sustaining and facility design.

DMJMH+N, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mechanical Manager (New Mexico Operations)

Engineering Design and Preparation of the Facility Design Descriptions for the Biosafety Level 3 Lab, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. HVAC upgrades for the BSL-2 lab, pre conceptual package of the CMRR vault material handling system, shelving system and facility fire protection. Supervision of the mechanical department including the design of the TA-48 Radiological lab; WETF Laboratory modifications, NISC Bldg modifications and office relocations, TA-3 steam plant modifications, TA-53 Bldg 7 cooling upgrades, RANT Seismic Upgrades TA-16-411 Weapons Laboratory and numerous engineering studies.

Management of Mechanical Design of Facilities Express Projects, Sandia National Laboratories. Project management of the mechanical and electrical design for the upgrades to Northeast Heights Hospital, cooling and boiler system upgrades for University of New Mexico Hospital and historical renovations of Kirtland AFB. Lead Mechanical for the design of Building 10 Expansion of the Air Force Communications Facility in White Sands, NM, reconfiguration of TA-50 Bldg 37 from nuclear HC-2 to radiological training.

Lab Specialist, General Electric R&D Center, Niskayuna, NY. Technical manager of renovation construction team primarily responsible for code compliance, fire perotection systems, on-site resolution of engineering issues and field conflicts for two new research laboratories, 1 - 6 story 200+ hood H occupancy laboratory consisting of 60,000 SF laboratory space and 35,000 SF office and 1 - 3 story, 100 hood B occupancy laboratory consisting of 73,000 SF mixed office and laboratory space. Laboratories were designed for a full range of materials and hazards including Class D toxics and Bio Safety Level 3.

Advanced Hydrotest Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM. Preliminary (CD-R, CD-O) design of a new 3 GeV and 50 GeV accelerator using synchronotron rings and approximately 6 miles of subsurface tunnel to produce 12 synchronous beams to examine critical nuclear materials. Design includes modification of an existing 800 MeV linear accelerator,  installation of .2 to 10+ Tesla H and C magnets - superconducting and non-superconducting dipoles, quads, and sextapole magnets including splitter quads - two firing sites, lens gallery, SNM Assembly and Disassembly facilities, process waste and exhaust, low conductivity process cooling water, two cryogenic plants and cold boxes; cryogenic tube bundles/transfer lines, hoisting equipment for magnets, magnet assembly building, site infrastructure and fire protection, and central utilities buildings for each firing site.

Construction Specialist, Security Forces Training Facility, Baghdad, Iraq. Responsible for the determination of materials and methods to be utilized in the construction of new facilities by the Coalition Provisional Authority for training facilities constructed in Baghdad. Involved 2-week tour in Iraq during April, 2004 as well as 1 week pre-deployment training for entering an active combat zone.

Project Manager, Women's Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Responsible for the mechanical, fire protection and electrical design for the renovation of all floors of the Northeast Heights Medical Center (renamed Women's Hospital of Albuquerque) and design of the new medical office building and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

M+W Zander, Phoenix, Arizona
Design Center Manager and Mechanical Lead

Title II Design, Nanofab II, 300mm Research and Development Facility, State University of New York, Albany, NY. Mechanical Design Manager responsible for the complete mechanical design and fire protection design of a 93,000 total facility SF nanoscale materials research center including 23,000 SF of H5 clean room, 200,000 CFM of recirculating air; 3500T chiller capacity, 1200 BHP, 5250 GPM chilled water; 72000 CFM of acid exhaust; 18000 CFM base exhaust; 28000 CFM of solvent exhaust with thermal oxidizer; high purity systems for N2, CDA, DI; acid, fluoride, sanitary, and solvent waste collection; process cooling water system; acid waste neutralization system.

Title I Design, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratories, Chicago, IL. Mechanical Design Manager responsible for the complete mechanical design and fire protection design of a 75,000 total facility SF nanoscale materials research center including 12,000 SF of H5 clean room including biosynthesis BL-2 clean room, 400,000 CFM of recirculating air; 260 MBTUH hot water reheat, 2000 GMP chilled water; 35,000 CFM of acid exhaust; 35,000 CFM of heat and solvent exhaust with heat recovery loop; high purity systems for N2, CDA, DI; acid, sanitary, and solvent waste collection; process cooling water system; acid waste neutralization system.

Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, TN. Mechanical Design Manager responsible for the complete mechanical design and fire protection design of the Central Utilities Building and site-wide utilities distribution for the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge, TN. Design included 4,100 tons of chiller capacity, 4,000 tons of process cooling capacity, 1200 BHP heating water system, compressed dry air, central exhaust system, and process waste collection system, 300,000 gallon fire water storage tank.

Title II Design, Great Lakes Army Barracks, Chicago, IL. Mechanical systems and fire protection design of two three-story 175,000 total SF barracks including 40,000 SF of kitchen and classrooms; two 440T, two-stage adsorption chillers, 3300 MBH steam to hot water converters

Black & Veatch, Phoenix, Arizona,
Mechanical Sector Lead/Construction Manager/Tool Installation Manager

Construction Manager, Metropolitan Hospital, New York City. Responsible for the management of the construction of a new chilled water system that included three new 1,150-ton centrifugal chillers, electrical substation and distribution and chilled water distribution piping.

Construction Support Site Manager, $1.1 Billion MOS-12 Expansion, Motorola's Chandler, Arizona. Mechanical Engineer, QA/QC Review of MOS-12, Buildings F, M, and N,

Motorola, Chandler, Arizona. Mechanical Engineer, Process Systems Review of MOS-12, Building F, Wastewater Collection and Exhaust Scrubber, Buildings M and N.

Jacobs Engineering Group, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mechanical Department Manager

James was responsible for the day-to-day management of the mechanical department at Intel's Rio Rancho Complex, with a mechanical staff of 25 engineers and senior designers at three Fabs and the Central Utilities Building. The average annual budget for the site was approximately $300 million, including equipment. He was responsible for hiring, terminating, scheduling, and estimating, and for department and capital budgets and client satisfaction. Intel projects included: Fab 9 Tool Upgrade, N2 Supply Line for Fab 7, Cyanide Destruct System for Central Utilities, Deionized Water Capacity Improvements for Fab 9, Economizer Additions to Make-Up Air Units for Fab 11, and Gold Backgrind Modifications for Fab 9.

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Facility Engineer

James was responsible for engineering design, fire protection, code compliance and construction management of semiconductor research tools and facilities equipment at the Micro Devices Laboratory (MDL) and Compound Semiconductor Research Laboratory (CSRL). He supervised 40 construction personnel and eight engineers and designers. Laboratory products included microelectromechanical systems, radiation hardened ICs, VCSELs and similar silicon-based microelectronic components. He is the recipient of the 1994 Sandia Presidents Quality Award (Turquoise).

Smith Engineering Group, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Engineer

Responsible for the mechanical design team in the construction of the Center for National Security and Arms Control at Sandia National Laboratory, as well as other projects. Major projects include: Mechanical Engineer for the design of a DOE $20 million, 153,000 SF four-story Tempest class security building for monitoring of nuclear arms worldwide; Project Engineer for facility modifications and upgrades at General Electric; and Mechanical Engineer for upgrades of Motorola's MOS-6 Expansion.

BPLW, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Responsible for mechanical design and tool installations at Intel's Fab 6, Fab 7, C-2, and C-4 facilities.

Diversified Engineering Services, New Orleans, Louisiana

James was the founder of DESI and cofounder of Fire Engineering and Safety Associates. Clients included Exxon, Shell Oil & Gas, and ARCO. Served as Arbitrator in Grain Power Tucumcari Ethanol Plant Failure.

Walk, Haydel & Assoc., New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Project Engineer

James served as either Project Engineer or Project Manager for more than $100 million in refinery, oil and gas, and petroleum storage facilities. Clients included Mobil, SWEPI, DOE, Gulf Oil, USATHAMA, Tenneco, Shell, and Texaco.

Good Hope Refineries, Good Hope, Louisiana
Senior Process Engineer

James was responsible for construction management of the new $70 million, 150,000 BPSD crude unit including new MTBE processing and flare.

Jacobs Engineering Group, Pasadena, California
Field Engineer and Subcontracts Manager

$22 million uranium hexafluoride recovery plant, $15 million phtallic anhydride plant expansion, and $25 million carrier board factory.

Borden Chemical Company, Bradley, Florida
Project Engineer

Responsible for design and construction of mechanical and electrical systems for a new $55 million phosphate beneficiation plant and mine, maintenance and construction management of the fertilizer chemicals manufacturing complex. Products included sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, diammonium phosphate and granual triple superphosphate.

Agrico Chemical Company, Pierce, Florida
Project Engineer

Served as both project and maintenance engineer for sustaining projects at Agrico's four phosphate mines, chemical complex and drying/grinding facilities.

Presentations and Published Articles

New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers "Ethanol and Biodiesel - Cornucopia or Conundrum?" July 2006

American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers New Mexico Chapter "Fume Hood System Design and Safety Issues." November 2005

New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers, Annual Meeting, "Reconstructing Iraq." June 2004

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New Mexico Chapter "Challenges in Reconstructing Iraq." August 2004

National Association of Forensic Engineers, Annual Meeting, "Pipeline Condensate Explosion Due to Static Electricity."

Louisiana Water Pollution Control Federation, "Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety."

National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers in Private Practice, "Marketing Methods for Engineers."

National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers in Private Practice, "Business Organizations for Engineers."

Louisiana Engineering Society, Annual Meeting, "The Practice of Forensic Engineering."

American Society of Safety Engineers, Professional Safety Journal, "Confined Space Can Mean Your Death." October 1990

Louisiana Water Pollution Control Federation, Annual Technical Conference, "Confined Space Safety." November 1988

American Society of Safety Engineers, "Airport Fire Protection Systems." October 1988

National Society of Professional Engineers, "Profit versus Quality." October 1988

National Society of Professional Engineers, Private Practice Monograph, "Construction Relations, Claims and Disputes." 1987

American Public Works Association, Annual Meeting, "Cryogenic Oxygen Systems for Sewage Pretreatment." 1986

Civil Engineering Magazine, "Sewage Treatment with Cryogenic Oxygen." 1986

Society of Piping Engineers and Designers, "Cost Justification of PC Based CAD Technology." 1985

Society of Piping Engineers, Annual Conference, "Selection and Use of a PC Based CAD System." 1984