WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Opens New Building Technology Systems Department in Phoenix

Steven C. Goldfarb

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced the expansion of its building technology systems (BTS) practice to Phoenix with the hiring of Steven C. Goldfarb as a senior associate.

The Phoenix buildings practice of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff offers complete services in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and structural engineering; architectural lighting design; building technology; high performance design; acoustics; commissioning; and building enclosures. The firm’s BTS team is working on Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, Hudson Yards in New York City, Banner Healthcare in Phoenix, and multiple smart workplace experience projects for Fortune 500 firms.

Mr. Goldfarb is a technology consultant who bridges technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the built environment. With over 25 years of experience, his areas of expertise include strategic planning, engineering, IoT deployment, building and city digitization, project / program management and construction administration. Previously Mr. Goldfarb was with Cisco Consulting Services’ Smart+Connected Real Estate (smart building) group where he delivered design services, guided clients and implemented transformational digital buildings and communities throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. Prior to Cisco he managed technology consulting groups for multinational design and construction firms, delivering some of the largest, most complex and iconic projects worldwide.

“Steve has successfully designed and constructed building technology systems for millions of square feet in the built environment, including health care, data centers, museums, corporate facilities, government offices/courthouses/operations centers and more,” said Herbert Els, senior vice president for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and the U.S. buildings sector national practice leader of specialty services. “His technical expertise and project experience will greatly benefit our clients in Phoenix and the southwest region who are looking to incorporate the latest in technological advancements into their high-performance buildings.”

Mr. Goldfarb is one of the original authors of the U.S. government’s network cabling design standard, has developed courses for the International Society for Automation and standards & practices for several Fortune 100 firms.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. In May 2017, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will rebrand as WSP.

The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,700 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.  WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.