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Q&A with Principal & Healthcare Market Leader, Mark Stringer

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

Mark Stringer, LEED AP, HFDP, is a highly experienced MEP engineering Principal with over 40 years of expertise in the field. Throughout his career, Mark has demonstrated a deep commitment to quality and a focus on understanding the client’s needs. He has consistently delivered successful solutions for a wide range of clients, with a focus on the healthcare industry during the last 30 years.

With his wealth of experience in the design of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems, and his dedication to staying current with the latest industry trends and advancements, Mark is a trusted leader in the healthcare engineering community. His extensive design experience includes outside air ventilation, humidity control, and anti-mold design, and a specific knowledge of the pressurization requirements associated with isolation rooms and operating rooms.

Mark is known for following through on his commitments and remaining true to his word. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and he plays golf whenever he can.

Q&A with Mark:

Q: What are some best practices you have used to develop excellent client relationships? How do you serve as an advocate for your clients and deliver them a successful project?

A: Communication is key! Listen to the client’s needs and try to exceed their expectations. We work with many different personalities in this industry but the common factor is generally that people want to be heard and respected. I try to keep an open mind and not go into meetings with preconceived notions regarding solutions, systems, or system types. I do provide the client with the advantages and disadvantages so that when a decision is made the potential ramifications are known.

Q: As a leader in the Healthcare + Lab market, what do you see as key opportunities in the near future?

A: The resources now available with DBR along with the expertise in healthcare that we bring to the table will allow us to tap into new clients and new markets. The healthcare experience and presence in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso will open doors for more opportunities.

Q: What have you found yourself focusing on most during the last few months given the current industry challenges and what kind of development is the Dallas market experiencing?

A: The most recent challenges have been related to supply chain issues and long lead times for equipment. We have worked with clients in preparing early release packages to mitigate the long lead times but also have stayed in touch with vendors and manufacturers to understand their issues driving long lead times and work around them where possible. Dallas continues to be a diverse market and healthcare design and construction remain strong.

Have questions? Give Mark a call:
Mark Stringer, LEED AP, HFDP
[email protected]

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