Andy Crossland, PE, LEED AP BD+C Owner, Principal Mechanical Engineer

Andy Crossland, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Owner, Principal Mechanical Engineer

About Crossland Engineering

Founder's Biography

Summary

Andy Crossland, the Owner and Founder of Crossland Engineering, received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Energy Systems from the University of Central Florida in 2008. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Hawaii, a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction, and is an active member in the leadership of the local ASHRAE and USGBC Hawaii Chapters. With 8 years of experience in the industry, Andy has proven himself to be a leader in his field and has designed and completed many outstanding, energy efficient, award winning, and LEED-certified projects as an integral member of a number of great design teams.

CROSSLAND ENGINEERING

In 2016, Andy founded Crossland Engineering where he assumes the roles of Owner and Principal Mechanical Engineer. His passion for Mechanical Engineering, combined with varied and comprehensive experience in the industry across many different markets and mechanical systems, allow Crossland Engineering to provide our clients with remarkable results for every project alongside a deep devotion to personalized and caring service.

The path Andy has taken to starting Crossland Engineering is filled with interesting stories, experiences, and projects along the way. To find out more, continue reading his biography below or click the link on this page to be directed to his LinkedIn profile.

Early Beginnings

From an early age, Andy enjoyed the subjects of math and science which led him to being accepted into the Engineering, Science, and Technology Magnet program at Edgewater High School in College Park, Orlando, Florida in 2000. As a freshman he was intrigued by the CAD classes that were offered, so he signed up and continued for the next three years to attend summer school in order to to fit those classes into his tight curriculum. In his senior semester in 2003 he began working after school as an Intern Engineer for HNTB, a nationally recognized leader in engineering and construction services.

While attending Edgewater High School, Andy was inducted into the National Honor Society for his exceptional scholarship, service, leadership, and character. He also has a strong history of dedication to and fulfillment of his goals which is fully exemplified by his achievement of the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, from Troop 225 of Windermere, Florida in 2003. 

Higher Education and Career Development

Following graduation from high school in 2004, Andy continued his education at the University of Central Florida's main campus in east Orlando with a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship for his high academic achievements in grade school. Two of his favorite classes in the Mechanical Engineering program at UCF were thermodynamics and heat transfer which naturally attracted him to his first encounter with air-conditioning design when he enrolled in the HVAC Systems Engineering class.

Andy enjoyed attending the HVAC class at UCF and decided to start an internship during his senior semester in 2008 with a local Mechanical Engineering consulting firm, John J. Christie & Associates, in Winter Park, Florida. It was at this firm that he developed his passion for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection design. Before long, Andy passed the NCEES FE Exam and was officially recognized as an "Engineer Intern" in 2009 by the State of Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Working with other Engineers and seeing his creations come to life in a broad range of buildings, including some exciting and award-winning LEED projects, was a great start to his career.

Professional Background

Having been born in Dallas, Texas and living in Orlando for over 15 years, Andy decided it was time to look into the possibilities of relocating somewhere he could continue to pursue his passion for Mechanical Engineering while enjoying the outdoors in his free time - namely surfing, hiking, scuba diving and camping. Hawaii was an obvious choice, and in 2010, Andy relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii with keen aspirations.

Shortly after moving, Andy began a Junior Mechanical Engineering role with Mechanical Engineers of Hawaii Corporation where he worked on many sustainable projects such as the University of West Oahu campus, Honolulu and Hilo Federal Building renovations, and Windward Community College. One of the most distinctive projects that he was assigned to was a low-temperature cooling system replacement for Mauna Kea's NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on the Big Island of Hawaii that required many creative solutions due to its truly unique location, high altitude, and strict design criteria.

Andy was offered a position at WSP Global's Honolulu office in 2012 where he quickly advanced and refined his skills as a Mechanical Engineer. He passed the Mechanical PE Exam for HVAC and Refrigeration in 2014 and was awarded licensure as a Professional Engineer from the State of Hawaii Board of Professional Engineers. Over the course of his three years with WSP he had the opportunity to work on numerous inspiring, innovative, and energy efficient projects throughout all of the Hawaiian Islands. Most notably, he completed designs for the HPU Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace, the LEED Gold and HI-CHPS certified 'Iolani Sullivan Center, the LEED Gold certified West Hawaii Explorations Academy campus on Hawaii's Big Island, King Kekaulike High School's Performing Arts Center on Maui, multiple Foodland supermarkets located on Oahu and Maui, and Hickam Air Force Base's Zero Net Energy Maintenance Facility.

Enthusiastic about the opportunity to design renovations and retrofits for Mechanical Systems, and to expand his capabilities and experience within the Hospitality and AOAO markets, Andy was recruited as a Consultant at Allana Buick & Bers in 2015. Here he gained expertise in energy efficiency upgrades for large existing chilled water and hot water plants, mechanical plant commissioning and optimization, and energy audits. As part of the company's commitment to making existing buildings better, Andy also acquired practical knowledge of building-wide plumbing condition assessment and pipe replacement projects for buildings with failing plumbing systems. Distinguished projects include Kaanapali Alii Resort Chilled Water and Hot Water Plant Replacement, Nauru Tower Chiller Plant and Heat Pump Retrofit, Wailea Beach Marriott Gas Boiler Plant Replacement, Maui Kaanapali Villas Chiller Plant Retrofit, Queen Emma Gardens Pipe Replacement, and Kalele Kai Energy Audit and Chiller Plant Retrofit Assessment.