NMTC Member Spotlight | October 12, 2020

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Company: Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers

Stats: Est. in 1951 | 134 employees across NM, CO and AZ

Slogan: Provide engineering solutions to serve our clients and enhance our communities.




What industry does your company represent? We are part of the A/E/C Industry. Bridgers & Paxton is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, controls, technology and energy consulting engineering firm.
What makes your company or organization unique? As engineers, we thrive working collaboratively with owners and the design team to develop a customized engineering solution to address each project’s unique goals and challenges.

We strive to utilize systems that are cost-effective, sustainable and easily managed after construction. We enjoy the process of working together to find the best approach for each project.

 How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? B&P is continuing to support our clients, owners and communities even as the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to work remotely. We are using electronic means to communicate between team members and have in place software and network support of this arrangement. Our staff has put extra effort into finding unique ways to continue the flow of information, and our email and voice systems remain a key way to conduct business.

We value our client’s missions, safety and health by following the State and CDC’s requirements/recommendations for any in-person interface. We understand the importance of our role and small piece that plays in the economy of each community.

The following are comments from our Technology Design Team:



Steve Otero – RCDD, DCIE, DCES, DCIS – Regional Technology Director 

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business? Honestly, I tried working from home for the first 4 weeks, and then I had enough! I am one that needs separation of work and home. I am finding that about 60% of the business people that I communicate with enjoy and prefer working from home. It is a little challenging trying to get a point across or describe an engineering direction without the one on one “in- person” communication. We (B&P) have strived to make this transition to remote work as seamless as possible. With the assistance from our clients, I think we have achieved that.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030This could get fun!! Personal flying transportation…sign me up! Jet suits, jet packs, the police in Dubai are already planning on using “flying motorbikes” and are currently training on them! Self-sufficient homes, AI in the home. AI will augment, not replace humans. Once we see humans trust AI more, then we will see more flying cars, etc. Some doctors are looking at genetic modification to slow the aging process! In addition, I think one challenge for the future and this is a big one, is to make technology available to all!

New Mexico is the Chile Capital of America. Red, Green or Christmas? Definitely Red

Scott Rush – Lead technology Designer/Consultant

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business? – Meetings have become easier to attend since everything is done remote, however there are more meetings now and less time to address actual work at times. This is a constant learning experience and I personally have found that I now work longer days since meetings take up more time of the day and there is still actual work that needs to be done. There is a fine balance between how many meetings one can realistically do and dedicate time to the actual work.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. – Two words, The Jetsons

New Mexico is the Chile Capital of America. Red, Green or Christmas? XMAS – ALWAYS!!!

Nicholas Nanos – Technology Designer, specializing in AV

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business? For the better. Telecommuting has been cooling it’s heels for way too long.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. Low orbiting satellites have been discussed for a long time, and now we are seeing launch capabilities become more economic. This should usher in a new wave of high bandwidth on every inch of the planet. That being said, personal computing will no longer be on a desktop or laptop. It will travel with you wirelessly and be accessible from instant terminals that will integrate with shopping, access, travel, schooling, healthcare, and mass transit, and will probably sit on an virtual ID equivalent to biometric interaction. People will have the capability to choose from wearable tech to implanted. This will be your Smart ID, and will be your phone, PC, ID, streaming device, payment method, and healthcare provider. You will be able to say, “call mom,” and a driverless transport that you don’t even own will automatically know who you are and do so.

New Mexico is the Chile Capital of America. Red, Green or Christmas? Green is usually the default but I pick Red.

Christopher Kuipers – Technology Designer/Revit Certified Professional

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business? We have an increased demand to communicate through web meetings and keeping the physical distance from our clients. It has increased the effectiveness to communicate, as some physical demonstrations are difficult to capture through the web.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. Better wireless coverages and less wireless issues with conflicts. The future is leaning to more wireless demand and capability. More users want to be untethered and free to move around. The wired infrastructure will still be there to support the wireless hardware as demand increases.

New Mexico is the Chile Capital of America. Red, Green or Christmas? Red

Johnathan Solomon – Technology CADD Designer

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business? The pandemic has changed how we all interact face to face. Majority, if not all meetings, are now via zoom or a web based conference meeting. The majority of the office now work from home and few work in the office.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. By 2030, I see a possibility of flying cars. With what Space X and Elon Musk are doing, I see it as a possibility soon.

New Mexico is the Chile Capital of America. Red, Green or Christmas? I prefer Red on everything.

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