Burton W. Wright, Jr. PE, FPE, LEED APView LinkedIn Profile

Principal / Mechanical & Fire Protection Engineer (HVAC, Plumbing & Fire Protection)

Buzz Wright
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) #46595, Arizona
    Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Fire Protecion) #50636, Arizona
    Arizona State Board of Technical Registration
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2003
    University of Arizona
  • LEED AP Accredited Professional
    United States Green Building Council
  • ASHRAE Member and Past President
    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and AC Engineers
  • SFPE Professional Member
    Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Burton (Buzz) has well over a decade of full time mechanical & fire protection system design and survey experience. He has prepared designs for a wide variety of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Buzz maintains a strong interest in surveys of existing facilities for energy optimization opportunities as well as commissioning of new and renovation projects.

Buzz's daily responsibilities include contract preparation; design; specification writing; submittal and shop drawing review; and site observation during construction for HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems. He has substantial experience in fire protection system design including: layout, hydraulic calculations, construction techniques and site surveys. He has a full understanding of plumbing and mechanical systems and codes, and has experience designing mechanical systems in many types of projects including educational, institutional, governmental, commercial, and industrial.

Buzz is interested in energy conserving technologies and commissioning of facilities for optimal performance. Buzz has expertise with many computer programs including energy simulation software. His knowledge of the LEED requirements assists him in preparing building simulation models. His knowledge of the software capabilities and the engineering behind them allows for quick and thorough analyses - a key benefit in LEED projects.

Project Examples

  • Fire Protection

    KWA continues to lead in areas of Fire Protection Engineering in Southern Arizona. KWA's design experience includes wet & dry pipe, deluge, pre-action, foam, gas agent... (read more)

  • Museum / Arhive

    KWA has the expertise necessary to provide designs for the tight temperature, humidity, and pressurization requirements of museum and archival facilities... (read more)

  • Military

    KWA has extensive experience working on military projects in Arizona and California and has vast knowledge of the federal requirements and desires for such projects... (read more)

  • Commercial

    The KWA team provides high quality, energy efficient and budget-appropriate solutions for office buildings, financial institutions, mixed-use facilities, retail buildings... (read more)

  • Government

    KWA has extensive experience providing engineering designs for Government projects. The KWA team is knowledgeable of the required design standards and codes... (read more)

  • Healthcare

    The KWA team has designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for more than 40 healthcare and medical facilities in Arizona and New Mexico... (read more)

  • K-12 Schools

    KWA provides engineering design services for all types of education facilities, kindergarten to high school. Additionally, KWA provides commissioning and energy audits... (read more)

  • Places of Worship

    The KWA team understands the needs of and provides custom-taylored solutions for the high-occupancy and multi-use assembly spaces in religious projects... (read more)