EC&M's 2020 Special Report: Mason & Hanger ranks among Top 40 Electrical Design Firms

EC_M Top 40 Design Firms Special Report


Mason & Hanger ranked No. 31 among the Top 40 Electrical Design Firms in EC&M Magazine’s 2020 Special Report.

The report includes the following references to Mason & Hanger:

… Companies that specialize in markets that could be insulated from recession might be in a good place. Working primarily on federal government military, diplomatic, and security related projects, The Mason & Hanger Group, Inc.

(No. 31), Lexington, Ky., has seen a few signs of a slowdown but expects ample revenue this year. “We’ve evolved to become a one-stop shop for designing secure compounds, structures, and facilities for the government, and that’s protected us in the past from some from market dips,” says President Ben Lilly.

Lilly says designing electrical systems for routinely complex, mission-critical government projects takes a “special type” of engineer that can be hard to find. That amounts to a hiring challenge that has dogged the Top 40 firms during the long economic expansion. But the survey points to those challenges possibly moderating, and that’s probably pandemic-related.

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(Pictured above) U.S. Department of State New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Kosovo Image ©Nic Lehoux Design / Architects: Davis Brody Bond / Architect of Record: Page

As part of a design-build team with Davis Brody Bond, Page, and B.L. Harbert International, Mason & Hanger provided engineering design services for the New U.S. Embassy Compound (NEC) on a 12-acre site in central Pristina, Kosovo. Mason & Hanger provided integrated engineering services, including mechanical, civil, electrical, plumbing, protection, telecommunications, and security for the compound’s chancery office building, marine security guard residence, a support annex, utility building, and facilities for the U.S. Embassy community

...Mason & Hanger is ramping up use of VR as both a collaboration and design tool. Stations in all its offices let clients do room walkthroughs, showing what completed facilities will look like. It’s also used to review models and verify that lighting, receptacles, electrical panels, and other equipment are correctly placed.