Boston-based Vanderweil Engineers, a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm, has announced that James Foster has joined the Las Vegas office as a mechanical/plumbing designer. Foster has nearly 20 years of experience in building systems design and has supported numerous hospitality, educational, residential, and institutional projects in the region.

A graduate of the University of Arizona with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, Foster’s expertise includes mechanical and plumbing design as well as smoke control design and quality control. He has worked on such large-scale projects as Wynn Las Vegas; Turnberry Tower III and IV; Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino; Palms Hotel & Casino; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Greenspun Hall;and several government projects for Clark County.

Vanderweil Engineers has completed several notable projects since the establishment of the firm’s Las Vegas office six years ago. Major engineering projects have included the Palazzo at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, a 7.5-million-square-foot gaming and hospitality space that earned a LEED-NC Silver certification, and the Blueman Group Theatre located on the Venetian Casino Level adjacent to the Palazzo Hotel. Vanderweil also provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for the new UNLV Greenspun Hall. The digital, high-definition broadcast facility features five stories and 117,000 square feet of space and earned a LEED-NC Gold certification. Vanderweil’s Las Vegas office offers building services engineering, technology services, central plant design, building performance simulation, energy and carbon management, and commissioning services.

R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP specializes in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system design, commissioning for buildings, and central heating and chiller plants, power generation, and transmission and distribution systems. In addition to a new Southern California office, the 330-employee firm has offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Princeton, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C.