Hellman - President
Air Conditiong, Plumbing and Fire Protection
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Roger Shira -
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Direct: (818) 237-4209
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Dann, PE - Vice President
Project Engineer Mechanical
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Rafael Fernandez - Project Manager
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M. Roy Koike
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Hellman - President
Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Fire Protection
Stephen Hellman graduated from Santa Barbara College with an Associate
of Arts degree. Technical memberships include American Society of
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE),
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), and National Fire
Protection Associates (NFPA).
Professional experience included managing the Fire Protection and
Plumbing Departments for two other local consulting engineering
firms. Residential, Commercial and Institutional projects with their
varied mechanical support systems are included in his 36 years of
As the prime consultant to the Wrather Corporation for five years,
he designed the Solar Energy Plant atop the Bonita Tower at the
Disneyland Hotel. That hotel also had a central energy plant with
a distribution tunnel around the property to service the various
towers with chilled and heating hot water.
He was the first engineer to successfully design a piping system
that permitted the use of natural gas aboard the Queen Mary Hotel
in Long Beach Harbor. Shortly after the Wrather Corporation saved
the Hughes Flying Boat, he was consulted, along with representatives
from Lloyd's of London regarding sensible and cost effective means
to move and store the plane and protect it from fire damage during
the construction of the Spruce Goose Museum. He designed the mechanical
systems in the Dome as well as on-board the plane. He also modified
the central energy plant that supported the Queen Mary to extend
chilled and heating hot water to the Dome.
He was the plumbing consultant to the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing
committee for the 1984 Olympics. He was charged with the responsibility
of the Olympic Villages at the University of California at Los Angeles
and the University of Southern California.
He was selected by Shuwa Investments Corporation, Tishman West
Companies and Shearson Lehman Brothers to develop the fire protection
retrofit design to effect fire sprinklers for four high-rise office
buildings in Century City, City of Orange and the City of West Hollywood.
The assignments required Hellman / Lober, Inc. to assume the prime
consultant role which included construction administration roles
not normally under the province of an engineering consultant.
In 1997 Wolff DiNapoli in Los Angeles and Maritz Wolff in St. Louis
selected Hellman / Lober, Inc. to provide consultation services
to their chain of Fairmont Hotels and Four Seasons Resorts. Projects
that the firm has renovated includes the new Tower at the Fairmont
in San Jose, California, the Chilled Water Plant Improvements at
the Fairmont Dallas, Texas, a major retrofit of the Hot Water Boiler
Plant at the Fairmont New Orleans, improvements to the Chilled Water
Plant at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, and guestroom HVAC for
the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis to achieve positive pressurization
to mitigate damaging infiltration of humid air.
Wolff DiNapoli requested that the firm evaluate a previous proposal
to provide air conditioning for the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel
in Santa Barbara; a property until 1998 had only hydronic heating
for each guestroom. Previous consultants had suggested adding a
chilled water system which would include an extensive installation
of underground piping and a full chiller plant at a cost greater
than $2.0 Million for the 96 guestrooms. Concerned with the cost
Hellman / Lober, Inc. proposed converting the existing hydronic
piping system to a condenser water system that would require the
installation of an Evaporative Condenser on-site and re-use the
existing piping; the budget was slightly greater than $1.0 Million.
Each guestroom would receive a water-source heat pump in lieu of
the console heater. Following the engineering and installation,
the project was completed at 25% less than the projected budget
by HLI and was done seamlessly not interfering with daily business
of the resort.
Project types include healthcare, laboratories, hotels, and college
campus projects. Herewith is a sampling of the projects under the
direction of Stephen Hellman:
- Sheraton Premier Hotel – Universal City, California
- John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel and Casino - Sparks, Nevada.
- Earthquake Damage Assessments funded by FEMA for various historical
and public buildings in Los Angeles following the January 17,
1994 Northridge earthquake.
- California State University at Long Beach - University Student
- Luxor Hotel and Casino Expansion and Renovation - Las Vegas,
- Vivarium Facility for House Ear Institute and the St. Vincent
Medical Center - Los Angeles, California.
- Betty Ford Center – Children’s Training Pavilion
– Rancho Mirage, California
- Fairmont Hotels in San Jose, Dallas, Kansas City, New Orleans
- Four Seasons Hotels in Santa Barbara, Austin, Houston and Nevis
in The West Indies
- Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Improvements and Expansion
- CBS Television City – Sound Stages – Los Angeles,
Malcolm C. N Dann,
PE - Principal
Vice President, Chief Engineer
Mr. Dann earned his Mechanical Engineering Diploma at Highbury Technical
College and South Shields Marine and Technical College in the United
Kingdom of Great Britain. He is a registered professional engineer
in the States of California, Nevada and Arizona, pursuing registration
wherever Hellman & Lober is engaged in consulting services.
Mr. Dann accepted the position of Chief Engineer in 1999. Prior
to his accepting this position, he was an independent consultant
performing service. During that period of consulting, he oversaw
the construction phase services of Staples Center in Los Angeles,
California and the Thermal Energy Storage System commissioning at
California State University Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was the
Chief Engineer of Energy Services at the University of California
Los Angeles overseeing the campus’s 42 megawatt, 26,000 Ton
Chiller and Co-generation Plant. His previous position at UCLA was
Chief Engineer for Facilities Management responsible for a variety
of design and construction projects.
Mr. Dann brings a varied and extensive background to the firm as
his experience and interest in computers will enhance our present
calculating and drafting software programming.
Recent projects completed by Mr. Dann include the Four Seasons Biltmore
Santa Barbara, the Marriott Timeshare in South Lake Tahoe, California,
Jet Blue Airlines improvements at Long Beach Airport, Central Chilled
Water Distribution Improvements to the Fairmont Hotel Dallas, Texas
and he is presently engineering the Chilled and Heating Hot Water
Distribution Loop for the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Improvements
and Expansion in Ojai, California.
Shira - Associate
Plumbing and Fire Protection
Roger Shira graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
He has taken additional engineering courses at University of California
at Los Angeles Extension. He is a charter member of the American
Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE).
Professional experience includes extensive background in plumbing
engineering. Project manager for Stanford Research Institute, Palo
Alto, Bio Science Laboratory at University of California Irvine,
Patient Tower at the Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, California,
Ma Maison Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and Showboat Hotel
and Casino in Atlantic City and MCA Studio Tour Building in Orlando,
Florida are examples of his wide range of experience.
Recent projects include Courtyard By Marriott in Pasadena, California,
Marriott Timeshare in South Lake Tahoe, California, Hacor In-Flight
Catering Kitchen at Los Angeles International Airport, Little Italy
Residential Apartment Tower in San Diego, California, and DaVita
Dialysis Centers in California and Washington State.
During his 42-year tenure at Hellman / Lober, Inc. he has been
instrumental in refining a variety of engineered-system standards,
including underground fuel oil storage tanks, domestic water booster
pump stations, and fire protection piping arrangements. Through
his leadership, the plumbing department has been focused on clear
solutions to complicated systems.
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