Bert A. Baiotto, P.E.

Principal

Bert Baiotto is Principal at The Ballard Group and serves as Prinicpal-In-Charge of Mechanical Engineering, Project Manager & Lead HVAC Engineer.  Bert has been with The Ballard Group, Inc. since 2004 and has a total of 15 years experience. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.

 

Along with his associate Principals, he establishes the HVAC system building design criteria, is involved in space planning, and is responsible for providing energy efficient mechanical designs that meet the owner’s expectations and budget. He designs new and upgraded mechanical systems from the initial Schematic Design through permitting and Construction Documents, through final construction providing submittal review, site observations and reports to the Owner to verify that the project is being built to our design standards. He coordinate projects with owners, architects and other engineering disciplines during and following design; supervises and oversees the work of HVAC designers, engineers and draftsmen; oversees and provides quality control for designs drawn under his responsible charge; provides construction administration services.  He also troubleshoots and provides assessments of existing mechanical systems.

 

Bert's primary focus is projects that we have obtained as the Primary Consultant contracted directly to the project Owner.  While this role is typically filled by architects, with mechanical engineers being sub-contracted to them.  However, we have found that some of the contracts offered by these project Owners are primarily mechanical in nature and we are able to fulfill the needs of the owner best as the Prime Consultant.  We provide mechanical designs while coordinating work from an architect and multiple design engineers from Schematic Design phase through completed construction.  Bert has proven that we have a good handle on these additional duties and are able to complete the projects on time and within budget, which is very important when working with public school districts.

 

As the Prime Consultant, he leads many projects for K-12 schools, particularly those for Denver Public Schools (DPS) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The Ballard Group is currently approved by all of these entities as a Prime Consultant.  In addition, we also are sub-contracted by architects to provide mechanical engineering on additional DPS and JCPS projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

  • University of Missouri, Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, 2003.

 

REGISTRATION

  • Licensed/Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado; please see Professional Engineering for more information.

 

PROFESSIONAL

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

 

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Following is a select sampling of Mr. Baiotto's extensive project experience.  If you are interested in getting a full resume of his most recent experience for a specific RFQ/P please Contact Us.

 

Denver Public Schools | Denver, Colorado

As Prime Consultant

  • John F. Kennedy & Abraham Lincoln High, Heating Systems
  • Bradley International ECE-5, Lincoln, Carson & Ellis Elementary Schools, HVAC Upgrades
  • University Park Elementary, HVAC Mechanical Upgrade
  • Manual High, Cooling Assessment & Design
  • Smiley Middle, Cooling Assessment & Design
  • Doull, Ellis, University Park Elementary Schools, Skinner Middle, North High, Cooling Assessments
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy & University Park Elementary, Kitchen Waste
  • Ellis Elementary, Boiler Replacement
  • Traylor Academy & Denison Montessori Elementary, Air Distribution
  • John F. Kennedy High, Galvanized Piping Replacement
  • Denver Center for International Studies (DCIS), District Wide Galvanized Pipe Replacement

 

Additional DPS Projects

  • East High, Butler Building, Rooftop Unit
  • Newlon Elementary, Valverde At Horace Mann Elementary, West High, Renovation
  • Bryant Webster K-8, Colfax, Cowell, Edison, Smedley Elementary, West High, Renovation
  • Stedman Elementary, Galvanized Piping Replacement

 

Jefferson County Public Schools | Jefferson County, Colorado, including Lakewood, Littleton, Arvada, and mountain communities

As Prime Consultant

  • Carmody Middle School, Air Handling Unit & Chiller Replacement
  • Mechanical Upgrades of Wheat Ridge, Jefferson & Lakewood High Schools Articulation  Areas - Belmar, Edgewater, Eiber, Lumberg, Molholm, Pennington, Slater, Vivian, Wilmore Davis Elementary; Brady Exploration Options; Creighton, & Everitt Middle Schools
  • Mechanical Upgrades of Bear Creek & Dakota Ridge High Schools Articulation Areas - Mt. Carbon, Peiffer Elementary; Carmody,  Summit Ridge Middle Schools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Golden, Colorado

  • Energy Systems Integration Facility, (ESIF) Data Center Expansion
  • Field Test Laboratory Building (FTLB) Evaporative Cooling & Heat Recovery Upgrades
  • FTLB (TCUF) Control Room Upgrades
  • Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF) Heating Upgrades
  • FTLB Fan Coil in Unit 179 & Secondary Chilled Water Pump II
  • Architectural Maintenance
  • ESIF Building Mechanical Room B215 - Emergency Shower
  • Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF), Secondary Flat Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Fuel Synthesis Catalysis Laboratory
  • FTLB, Alternative Fuels User Facilities (AFUF), Control Room Upgrade
  • FTLB, Lab 155
  • Regional Test Centers (RTC)
  • RTC Solar Technology Acceleration Center
  • AFUF Boiler Replacement
  • Outdoor Test Facility Expansion (OTF)
  • Thermal Test Facility (TTF) Lab & Facility Conversion/Remodel
  • FTLB, consultant, feasibility of conversion of  Lab 101 to Thermochemical Research Laboratory (TRL)
  • FTLB, Conversion to TRL (Design/Build Assist)
  • FTLB, Lab 104
  • TTF Lab Upgrade & Expansion, Chilled Water
  • Solar Energy Research Facility (S.E.R.F.) Lab C-219
  • S.E.R.F., Lab W125

 

Additional Project Experience as Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Hobbs Health, Wellness & Learning Center | Hobbs, New Mexico
  • The Marq Southlake | Southlake, Texas
  • The REC of Grapevine | Grapevine, Texas
  • Hi-Plains School District, Hi-Plains P-12 School | Seibert, Colorado LEED Gold Required by BEST Grant
  • West River Community Center, Outdoor Pool & Ice Arena | Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Morenci Community Center | Morenci, Arizona
  • Morenci Day Care | Morenci, Arizona
  • Skyestone Community Center | Broomfield, Colorado
  • Heather Gardens Community Center | Arvada, Colorado
  • J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center | Aurora, Colorado
  • Park County School District, Fairplay P-12 School & District Administration Office | Fairplay, Colorado LEED Gold Certified
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital, Expansion & Remodel | Littleton, Colorado
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital, South Tower Tenant Finish | Littleton, Colorado
  • Yuma Hospital | Yuma, Colorado
  • Spectrum Health United Memorial Hospital, Cancer Center | Greenville, Michigan