Showing posts from 2010


Thanksgiving Wishes

As we come to the close of another successful year, midway through our 15th year, we are grateful to our many clients some of whom have been with us from the beginning. While expressions of thanks are always welcome and appreciated, we recently received an extra delicious thank you from Georgetown Cupcakes in the form of two boxes of their goodies. We wish them great success with their new bakery in Sterling!

SAI Merits Newspaper Mention

SAI Engineering has been mentioned in the News and Messenger for its assistance in obtaining an energy star for Prince William County's A.J. Ferlazzo building. Maury Paslick is a registered energy star professional who has been called upon by various entities to assist in this endeavor. Ferlazzo is one of only 6,200 buildings nationwide to earn the Energy Star.

SAI Engineering Incorporated is now Woman-Owned

It's official. SAI Engineering has shortened its legal name and is now a certified woman-owned business with the same pride and attention to best practices in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design and consulting services that has been the case for the 15 years of its existence. So if your business could benefit from a small, woman-owned engineering firm on your team, you now have a proven choice. Simply put, as our slogan states, "We Make Buildings Work Better"!

SAI Supports Community Non-Profits

SAI has a long-standing practice of supporting community non-profits. Most recently, SAI was a sponsor for the American Red Cross Prince William Chapter Annual Fundraiser, themed this year as "Rockin' the Red". Guests were entertained by a terrific red-clad Elvis impersonator. This benefit is particularly critical for the Prince William community as proceeds are used locally to help victims of fires, floods and other disasters. On Friday, May 14th, the Prince William Education Foundation, now known as SPARK or Supporting Partnerships and Resources for Kids, held its annual Gala at which heros in education were honored. SAI also served as a sponsor for this event the proceeds of which are used to host a Salute to Student Stars held later in the month. Our firm continues to serve on the Board of this very successful foundation supporting innovative programs in Prince William County Public Schools. Our firm's CFO, Maria Paslick, has also been asked by the newly

Smart Green Design

While earning LEED® certification on a new building may prove cost prohibitive in both the short and long term, SAI may be able to assist you in obtaining energy star designation for your building, be it old or new, as we have done for one local government. SAI has recently been engaged by Williams Design out of Clifton, Virginia, to design code-compliant interactive solar electric (photovoltaic) systems in different local jurisdictions, which generate energy and “dump” power back into the electric grid, unlike stand-a-lone solar lighting systems. We are very proud to have participated in the complex MEP design for several other environmentally-friendly projects—the Canusa Hershman Recycling plant in Manassas, with Loveless Porter Architects, which handles pulp/paper, secondary fiber, and plastics, and Louisa Tire Recycling near Richmond, with Cross Design & Associates, which recycles used tires into crumb rubber. Both designs required coordination with overseas equipment

We are Here for You!

In our almost 15 years of business, SAI Engineering is proud of the fact that our office has never shut down for a snow day. On Friday, February 5th, the onset of the blizzard of 2010, we were open until 5:00 p.m. (taking a call from an Oregon client at 4:50) and opened for regular hours on Monday, February 8th, though the federal government and most businesses remain closed. While not every employee was able to make it in, thanks to VDOT, Dominion Power and our landlord, most of our crew was on board. The next few days may do us in with another major storm headed our way, but rest assured we will be hard at work to the extent possible on projects, including three for Ourisman dealerships, one for West Virginia University, and several regional transit facilities, among others.