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Andrew Coles Receives Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 Award

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Jun 1, 2017

Jensen Hughes is pleased to announce that Andrew Coles, P.Eng., was named one of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s (CSE) 40 Under 40 for 2017. This prestigious honor in the engineering field is awarded to engineers who stand out in their field and contribute to their community.

Andrew is a senior engineer at the Jensen Hughes Richmond, British Columbia, office. He began his career in Brisbane, Australia, and was based there for 2.5 years before relocating to San Francisco. He moved to British Columbia in 2011, where he joined Jensen Hughes. He leads a team of six engineers with a main focus on performance-based solutions using computational modeling and analytical methods.

Andrew has worked on many projects including low- and high-rise residential, multi-use developments, convention centers, casinos, transit, and road projects. His responsibilities include code consulting, fire and life safety strategies, developing and executing performance-based methodologies, detailed plan reviews, and design audits. Andrew is active in the engineering community and has written various papers for conferences and peer-reviewed journals on the topic of risk assessment and flame-spread modeling.

As part of the design team at Jensen Hughes, he helps deliver its fire and life safety engineering services to clients through his significant rail experience. Andrew has a strong interest in research and contributing to the fire engineering community. While in San Francisco, he managed an internal research initiative to develop an understanding and modeling approach of flame spread with computer models.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his two young children and is an active participant in his son’s soccer team where he volunteers as an assistant coach. His daughter has a passion for dance, and he enjoys watching her thrive in that element. He enjoys the outdoors, and with the vast flora and fauna in British Columbia, there are many places to explore and camp, which he does with his family and friends. His other passion is playing touch rugby.

To see the full list of CSE’s 2017 40 Under 40 Winners, click here.