Engineering Firm Expands Atlanta Division and Fire Engineering Practice

Waltham, MA – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) Engineering Mechanics & Infrastructure (EMI) group will make several organizational changes to help elevate its services and support key growth opportunities.

The EMI team in the firm’s Atlanta, Ga., office offers specialized, risk-informed design support and analytical engineering for energy-related and complex infrastructure systems, while the group’s fire engineering division is devoted to fire life safety consulting.

The EMI group provides innovative engineering approaches and computational modeling techniques to evaluate a variety of non-building and complex structures, including nuclear facilities; buried pipes, tanks, and tunnels; fire life safety systems; observatory precision structures; science and defense radar structures; and railway cars and transportation structures.

With these organizational changes, SGH also announced new leadership across the group. SGH principal Benjamin Kosbab will lead EMI’s Atlanta division, while associate principal Frederic Grant takes over the EMI Southern California division; principal David Jacoby will lead the new fire engineering division, based out of SGH’s New York office. On 1 October, associate principal Robert MacNeill will take over the EMI Boston division while principal Jesse Beaver becomes Head of EMI.