Chad Dorgan is the Vice President - Quality and Sustainability for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. a 100% employee-owned national construction company specializing in complex, high technology facilities such as hospitals, research laboratories and industrial plants. Chad is responsible for the development and implementation of McCarthy’s internal quality initiatives focused upon consistently building the best buildings in America, which includes McCarthy’s Building Information Modeling Program. Chad is also responsible for McCarthy’s Sustainability Initiatives and is the Corporate Leader of McCarthy’s Green Steering Committee.
Chad has extensive experience in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. In the U.S. Air Force, Chad led the efforts to automate and manage a 500-building base for comfort and energy efficiency. He was also responsible for the identification, design, and implementation of HVAC system retrofits for the aging base. In addition, Chad was in-charge of a 60-person operations and maintenance squadron during Desert Storm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Chad is also a recognized leader within the commissioning industry as the 2004 recipient of the Benner Award for making commissioning business as usual. Chad’s commissioning experience spans 18 years, from involvement as a technician on the pioneering commissioning project for Montgomery County in 1984, through the lead commissioning authority for dozens of projects ranging from a 15,000 ft2 natural foods store to a 1,000,000 ft2 office building. In addition, Chad was a key developer of the current industry guidelines (ASHRAE Guidelines 0 and 1) and all major commissioning training programs. Chad was also a key contributor on the creation of the building commissioning requirements with USGBC’s LEED® New Construction Certification System and served several years on the EA TAG.