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Timothy R. Harris


University of South Dakota, Springfield, Bachelor of Science in Construction Technology, 1981

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional


  • U.S. Green Building Council

  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Tim Harris serves as the Principal In Charge of Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Medical Gas Engineering. Tim has been with The Ballard Group, Inc. since 1981 and has a total of 42 years of engineering experience. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.


Tim establishes the plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas systems building design criteria and is responsible for providing energy-efficient designs that meet the owner’s expectations and budget. He designs new and upgraded systems from the initial Schematic Design phase, through coordination with the architect and other engineering specialties in the Design Development phase, through permitting and Construction Documents, and through final construction. He provides submittal reviews, site observations, and reports to the architect/owner to verify that the project is built to our design standards. He also troubleshoots and provides assessments of existing plumbing, fire protection, and medical gas systems.


Tim’s knowledge of plumbing & fire protection systems is second to none and he is currently one of the best plumbing systems designers in the country. He’s always been cognizant of energy efficiency but the LEED Certification Program showed that his designs already met and exceeded the initial standards to receive full credit points for plumbing systems.


Tim designs or oversees every plumbing, fire protection, or medical gas design that is completed here - close to or exceeding 150 designs of various sizes per year.

Following is a select sampling of Mr. Harris' 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.

LEED Certified Project Experience

  • Southern Oregon University, McNeal Pavilion & Student Recreation Center | Ashland, Oregon LEED Gold Certification Targeted

  • Hudson Town Center | Hudson, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Northern Arizona University, Aquatics & Tennis Center | Flagstaff, Arizona LEED Certification in Progress, Gold Targeted

  • Carla Madison Recreation Center | Denver, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Gallogly Health & Wellness Center | Colorado Springs, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • City of Aurora Public Service Training Center (CAPST), Police/Fire Fighter Joint Training, Preliminary Design & Peer Review | Aurora, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Hi-Plains School District R-23, Hi-Plains K-12 School | Seibert, Colorado LEED Gold Certification Required by BEST Grant

  • Arvada Police  Department, Lake Arbor & West Wood Community Stations | Arvada, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Gunnison Public Safety Facility, Inc. Sheriff’s Office & Dispatch | Gunnison, Colorado LEED Silver Certified

  • University of Wyoming, Half Acre Gym, Phases I & II | Laramie, Wyoming  LEED Certification In Progress

  • University of Wyoming, Buchanan Performing Arts Facility | Laramie, Wyoming  LEED Certification of Existing Building in Progress

  • Western State Colorado University, Mountaineer Field House | Gunnison, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • City of Fort Collins, South Transit Center for MAX Bus Rapid Transit | Fort Collins, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Candelas Community Center | Arvada, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Eagle View Adult Community Center | Brighton, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Park County School District, Fairplay P-12 School & District Administration | Fairplay, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Rifle Library | Rifle, Colorado  LEED Gold Certified

  • Central Park Recreation Center | Denver, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Denver Public Schools, Swigert Elementary & McAuliffe Middle International Schools | Denver, Colorado LEED Silver Certified

  • Robert L. Taylor Community Complex | Sarasota, Florida LEED Silver Certified

  • Colorado State University, Indoor Practice Facility | Fort Collins, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Colorado State University, Academic Training Center | Fort Collins, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Gallogly Events & Practice Center | Colorado Springs, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Mountain Parks Electric, Biomass Boiler | Granby, Colorado

  • Colorado College, Cornerstone Performing Arts Center | Colorado Springs, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Institute for Healthy Living at Good Shepherd | Longview, Texas LEED Gold Certified

  • Northside Aztlan Recreation Center | Fort Collins, Colorado LEED Gold Certified

  • Health and Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College | Ann Arbor, Michigan LEED Gold Certified

K-12 School Experience 

  • Weld County School District #4 (WCSD#4), Severance High School, New (High School #2) | Severance, Colorado

  • Weld County School District #4 (WCSD#4), Bond Upgrades & Repairs| Severance & Windsor, Colorado

    • Windsor High School

    • Windsor Middle School

    • Severance Middle School

    • Tozer Primary School

    • Skyview Elementary School

    • Range View Elementary School

    • Mountain View Elementary School

    • Grandview Elementary School

    • North Bus Barn

    • Maintenance and Operations

    • District Administration Building

  • Denver Public Schools, Fairview Elementary Boiler Replacement | Denver, Colorado TBG Prime

  • Mapleton Public Schools, Welby Pre-K - 6 Community School | Denver, Colorado

  • Westminster Public Schools, Five (5) School Backflow Preventer Retrofit, Metz, Sherrelwood, Scott Carpenter & Sunset Ridge Elementary Schools, Ranum Middle School | Denver & Westminster, Colorado TBG Prime

Medical Experience

  • Torrington Community Hospital | Torrington, Wyoming

  • Gothenburg Memorial Hospital | Gothenburg, Nebraska

    • 50,000 SF New Construction & 22,000 SF Renovation

    • 11,000 SF Wellness Center

    • 3,700 SF Surgical Suite Addition & 1,700 SF Renovation

    • Strategic Facility Master Plan

  • Kit Carson Memorial Hospital, Surgical Suite | Burlington, Colorado

  • West Greeley Emergency Department at Northern Colorado Surgical Center | Greeley, Colorado

  • University of Colorado Health-Poudre Valley Health System  | Fort Collins, Greeley & Loveland, Colorado

    • Lemay Campus: Nuclear Medicine Camera remodel, Central Supply, O.R. 19 Acoustics, Building H Mammography Room, I.T. Room, Boiler Room Combustion Air Cooling, Pharmacy Renovations;

    • Harmony Campus: Ambulatory Surgical Center Expansion; Clinical Education & Simulation Lab;

    • Greeley Medical Clinic: Cooling Upgrade, MRI Cooling Unit Replacement;

    • Medical Center of the Rockies: Pharmacy Remodels, North MOB LOI renovations

    • Multiple Projects between 1999 - 2007, including: Central Supply Upgrade, Remodel and Wing Addition (B Wing), Oncology & Patient Rooms, Birthing Center, Radiology, Angio Remodel, MRI & OR, Respiratory Care, ER Psych Rooms, F Wing Remodel, Expanded Birthing Center

  • Spectrum Health, United Memorial Hospital | Greenville, Michigan

    • Multiple Projects including: Three-Story Addition, Lab Renovation, Physician’s Sleep Room, Chapel, Cancer Center, Master Plan, West Wing Infrastructure, OB Upgrades, Lab Renovation, OB Induction Room, O.R. Addition & Renovation, Renovations of Lobby, Registration Area, Women’s and Main Imaging, 4 Post-Partum Rooms & Support, LDR Renovation, Physician’s Lounge Relocation

  • Estes Park Medical Center, Emergency Department Addition & Remodel | Estes Park, Colorado

Recreation & Wellness Center Experience

  • Southeast Recreation Center | Arlington, Texas

  • Indian Peaks Golf Course, Clubhouse | Lafayette, Colorado

  • Lake Arbor Golf Club, Clubhouse Renovation | Arvada, Colorado

  • Parker Tennis | Parker, Colorado

  • Trail Winds Recreation Center, Renovation | Thornton, Colorado

  • Fitzmorris Park & Pool Renovation | Arvada, Colorado

  • Secrest Recreation Center, Renovation | Arvada, Colorado

  • Apex Park & Recreation, Tennis | Arvada, Colorado

  • Northridge Recreation Center, Renovation | Highlands Ranch, Colorado

  • Breckenridge Recreation Center & Tennis, Assessment & Renovation | Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Apex Park & Recreation District, Splash Pad | Arvada, Colorado

  • Estes Valley Community Center | Estes Park, Colorado

  • Stone Creek Club & Spa, Outdoor Drinking Fountain | Covington, Louisiana

  • Loveland Yoga | Loveland, Colorado

  • Montrose Community Recreation Center & Indoor Turf Field House, Phase I & II | Montrose, Colorado

  • Ken Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District, Renovations to Dakota Lodge, Community Center & Ranch House | Littleton, Colorado

Mixed Use/Multi-family/Hospitality

  • Penterra Plaza & Lockton Center | Denver, Colorado

  • Block 200, The Exchange | Loveland, Colorado

    • MultiFamily Residential Throughout Development

    • Commercial Core/Shell + Tenant Finish

  • Living Oaks Townhomes | Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Big Thompson Manor, Mechanical Upgrades | Loveland, Colorado

  • Grand Hyatt Hotel, Pavilion Plaza, Renovation | Denver, Colorado

  • Grand Hyatt Hotel, Lobby & Pinnacle Club, Renovation | Denver, Colorado

  • Washington Park Apartments, Evaluation | Denver, Colorado

  • Sheraton Steamboat, West Tower Renovation | Steamboat Springs, Colorado

  • Sheraton Steamboat, East Tower Renovation | Steamboat Springs, Colorado

  • Rams Crossing K2 Expansion | Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Howelson Place | Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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