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ENR Ranks Syska Hennessy Group #1 in Data Centers!

Syska Hennessy Group, a leading consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, was just ranked #1 in Data Center consulting by Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine.

ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook List is published annually and ranks the 500 largest U.S. – based design firms, both publically and privately held, based on design specific revenue. Within the last seven years Syska Hennessy Group, has ranked either 2nd or 3rd in Data Centers, and rose to the #1 position this year.

The firm’s success can be attributed to their Critical Facilities (CF) practice which has become a market leader within the international mission critical market in the last decade. The CF Group consults on strategic planning, infrastructure design, engineering, facilities management and commissioning for their clients’ mission critical operations.

According to James Coe, PE, senior vice president and director of critical facilities, “Despite a tough economic cycle in 2009, our Critical Facilities (CF) Unit has continued to successfully implement strategies that have further distinguished us as the industry thought leaders. Moving along in 2010 and beyond, we plan to enhance that distinction.”

To remain on the leading edge of the industry, Syska Hennessy’s CF organization is guided by a Technical Leadership Committee and a Green Critical Facilities (CF) Team that both facilitate continuous research and evaluation of innovative products, technologies, strategies, and services that can be used in critical facilities. While the Technical Leadership Committee concentrates on maintaining technical quality, the Green CF Team specifically focuses on researching, evaluating and promoting energy efficient, high performance/ sustainable solutions for today’s data centers.

Aside from the firm’s technical quality and research efforts, Syska Hennessy’s CF practice has also promoted their thought leadership through presentations at industry conferences, technical articles and white papers. Critical facilities chief engineer, Christopher Johnston, PE, has been a frequent contributor and has helped Syska Hennessy gain its recognition as the “go to” experts in the data center world.

Coe further states, “The recent ENR #1 ranking in data centers not only provides great validation for our firm, but also motivates our team to continue improving, learning and doing the pioneering work that helped us to achieve that status.” For the future, Syska Hennessy plans to expand its client base and geographic reach beyond the U.S. This includes venturing into the Canadian market, while continuing to leverage their Shanghai office for initiatives in China.

Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. and Syska Hennessy Group China, Inc. (, subsidiaries of holding company, SH Group, Inc., is a global leader in consulting, engineering and commissioning. The firm has helped engineer some of the world's most innovative, technically sophisticated, and energy efficient buildings. Clients include leading corporations, fast-growing and high-tech companies, educational institutions, architectural and interior designers, and commercial developers, as well as state, local and federal government agencies. With offices in 14 locations throughout the U.S. and projects around the world, Syska Hennessy Group’s market specific solutions are based on local knowledge and access, supported by global staff resources and specialized expertise.

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