Tim Harris is the Principal In Charge of Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Medical Gas Engineering at The Ballard Group, Inc. With an impressive 42 years of engineering experience, Tim has been an invaluable member of our team since 1981, consistently delivering modern and professional engineering solutions.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Tim brings a comprehensive understanding of sustainable practices to his role. He takes the lead in establishing the building design criteria for plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas systems, ensuring that his designs prioritize energy efficiency while meeting the owner's specific expectations and budgetary constraints. Tim's expertise shines through as he guides the design process from the initial Schematic Design phase to seamless coordination with architects and other engineering specialties during the Design Development phase. He continues to provide invaluable support throughout the permitting and Construction Documents stages, culminating in the successful completion of each project.
With meticulous attention to detail, Tim conducts thorough submittal reviews, site observations, and comprehensive reports, affirming that every aspect of the project adheres to our design standards. Additionally, he excels in troubleshooting and offering expert assessments of existing plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas systems, ensuring their optimal performance and safety.
Tim's wealth of knowledge in plumbing and fire protection systems is unparalleled, solidifying his position as one of the most accomplished plumbing systems designers in the country. His commitment to energy efficiency has been evident from the outset, with his designs consistently surpassing the initial standards required for LEED Certification, earning full credit points for plumbing systems.
At The Ballard Group, Tim's expertise in seen in every plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas design that comes to fruition. With dedication and precision, he oversees and personally designs each project, averaging close to or exceeding an impressive 150 designs of various sizes per year.
Tim Harris represents the epitome of modern professionalism in plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas engineering. His contributions, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence have firmly positioned The Ballard Group, Inc. as a trusted leader in the industry.