KAI Design & Build has hired five new employees to its Engineering Department.

Jeffrey Kidwell as senior plumbing designer. Kidwell, who brings 35 years of industry experience to KAI Design & Build, specializes in private sector and government/military healthcare plumbing, medical/dental gas, and fire protection design, with a large number of completed healthcare projects throughout the United States.

Darryl Mensinger, LC, LEED AP, as electrical designer. Mensinger possesses nearly 40 years of industry experience and is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), and he is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Association (USGBC). He will be responsible for practicing lighting design in the electrical section as well as developing and maintaining standards and tools to support the lighting design process and LEED documentation.

Courtney Davis as senior electrical designer. Davis, who has 36 years of professional experience, will be responsible for the designing of lighting, power, low voltage systems, specification editing and calculation on new and renovation projects. Davis is a member of BICSI and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).

Sean Fruin as mechanical designer. Fruin will work within KAI’s multi-disciplined team on the design, coordination and production of engineering construction and bid documents on complex projects. He will also be responsible for collaborating with lead engineers at KAI's headquarters in St. Louis and its affiliate offices on design efforts from start to finish to ensure compliance with scope, budget and schedule. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is an Engineering Intern (EI).

Tori Gillespie as mechanical designer. Gillespie, who brings nearly 10 years of industry experience to KAI Design & Build, will work within KAI’s multi-disciplined team on the design, coordination and production of engineering construction and bid documents on complex projects. She will also be responsible for collaborating with lead engineers at KAI's headquarters in St. Louis and its affiliate offices on design efforts from start to finish to ensure compliance with scope, budget and schedule. Gillespie is also an Engineering Intern (EI) and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).