Kevin Day has more than 20 years of experience as a mechanical design and commissioning engineer. Over the course of his career, he has designed and commissioned central plants, natatoriums, office buildings, hospitals, laboratories, higher education, and K-12 facilities for new construction and renovation projects for public and private owners. In his role as Facility Performance Services Leader, he oversees MBP’s innovative approach to verifying owners receive a sustainable, energy efficient, and cost-effective solution for their facility. Services include commissioning, existing building commissioning, monitoring-based commissioning, energy audits, and LEED consulting.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
1. How did you get into a career in construction?
I started my career in mechanical design with a focus on highly efficient systems for Net Zero, Energy Star, and LEED certified projects. After commissioning a few of our design projects in the field, I realized my true passion was trouble shooting in the field. I joined MBP in 2011 to focus on facility performance services full time.
2. What was/is the project you are most proud of?
The Talley Student Center was a 290,000-square-foot project that was constructed over multiple phases, which caused additional complexity in not only size of the facility but scheduling and coordination of the various systems. The reason this is my favorite project is that during the 10-month warranty visit, the owner reported that they had no issues with the commissioned system.
3. What is your dream vacation/favorite travel spot?
I’ve always loved the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, or anywhere on a boat.
4. What is some advice you’d give to your 20-year-old self?
Ask more questions, you’re not supposed to have all the answers this early in your career. Find a mentor who has been in the industry a long time and learn everything you can.