leveland Public Library
Cleveland Public Library converted the lower level Audio/Visual lending area to TechCentral, a new center for computing and technology. Covering 7,000 square feet, this renovation replaces shelves of CDs and DVDs with tables and counters for new computers - Windows, Mac, and Linux. This is the first facility of it’s kind in the country. The MyCloud service allows patrons to access their own personal desktop for job search, research, email and social media.
Tec Inc. completed engineering and lighting design services for the renovation of the lower level teen section into TechCentral . The project required electrical and mechanical engineering, lighting design, and technology design. An innovative modular raised floor system provides plenty of space for distributing power and cabling to the more than 100 computers and printers within the space.
The architecture is brought to life through refurbished direct/indirect suspended lighting and additional accent lighting. The suspended fixtures illuminate the space evenly while minimizing glare for library patrons working at the computers. The existing intricate ceramic tile mosaic wall is highlighted for the first time with linear led accent lighting mounted to the edge of the counter installed along the wall. Additionally, information desks incorporate integral led technology with 3-form panels to provide a self-illumianted presense in the space. Track lighting has been installed to highlight a display table.
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Tec Inc. is a proven engineering & design firm. We employ a strong team of professionals using innovative technology to deliver quality services that fulfill our client’s expectations and enhance industry standards.
The staff at Tec includes more than 30 mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineers and designers in Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh. In addition to Professional Engineers, our staff includes the following professional licenses and credentials:
8 - Professional Engineers (P.E.) covering 20+ states
6 - Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED AP)
2 - Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
2 - Construction Documents Technologist (CDT)
2 - Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
2 - ASPE Certified Plumbing Designer (CPD)
2 - Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)
1 - Certified Geothermal Designer
1 - Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
1 - EPA High Pressure Refrigerant Handling License
1 - State of Ohio Contractor/Master Plumbing License
1 - State of Ohio Certified Backflow Tester
1 - State of Ohio Apprenticeship School Instructor
1 - State of Ohio Electrical Safety Inspector
1 - National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveying (NCEES)
1 - Trainer - National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
1 - Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC)
The average tenure at Tec is 11 years, with eight people at more than 20 years.
Community involvement is important to Tec. We encourage the staff to get involved in organizations that they are passionate about.