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Engineering Intelligence Since 1986

Kibart has consistently evolved to meet the MEP engineering and commissioning needs of the design and construction industries. Our firm began with four engineers serving the Baltimore-Washington area, and has since grown to more than 40 employees who serve clients primarily along the East Coast, and also throughout the United States.

We grew alongside the country’s rapidly growing industries as they reached their peaks, and then we quickly adapted as new industries came to prominence and others declined. Kibart’s team members have applied MEP design and consultation to a wide range of fields, and can apply best practices across market sectors: healthcare, research and development, information technology, education, government, commercial, retirement living and multifamily housing.

In 2001, employees Ed Abbott, David Fuller, Farshad Kassiri and Mike Ford purchased the company from its founders. Each of the current principals have been with Kibart for more than 20 years, creating a well-structured and highly experienced firm that works collaboratively among it departments and also with project stakeholders. Architects and building owners bring Kibart into the fold early on, so that they can rely on Kibart’s early-stage insight, clear construction documents, strong professional relationships and a commitment to commissioning services.

Kibart launched self-commissioning services in the early 1990s, and recognized that with the construction industry’s push for LEED certification, there would be more opportunities to serve clients through a dedicated commissioning department. Our commissioning team was formalized in 2006, and it has led to excellent growth for the company.

Our first LEED project was Building 2 of the University of Maryland BioPark, which was certified in 2007. But for Kibart, the types of guidelines provided by the LEED program were already company standards since its earliest days. With spikes in oil prices, and then the U.S. financial market crash of 2008, and now with today’s tight construction and refitting budgets, Kibart has always put efficient design at the core of all its services.

Kibart employees will continue to bring creativity, passion and professional pride to the field of MEP engineering and commissioning.  Kibart currently has 40 full time employees, professional registrations are as follows: 8 Professional Engineers, 11 LEED Accredited Professionals, 3 Certified Commissioning Professionals and 1 Construction Specifications Institute Certified Document Technician.

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