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Chris Decker, PE

President

President

Chris Decker, PE

Christian Decker is the President and Founder of Planate Management Group with over 30 years of military and civilian installation management experience both in uniform and as a senior government civilian and contractor. Since 2007, Mr. Decker has led a diverse team of technical experts who are experienced in working in some of the most complex and difficult environments worldwide providing planning, design, construction and professional services solutions for our clients. His experiences in the US Navy as a member of the Civil Engineer Corps/SEABEEs in facilities management and acquisition culminated as the US Navy’s first Public Safety Director and principal resourcing sponsor for a $9 billion program installation for combating terrorism following September 11, 2001. Mr. Decker has spent a considerable amount of time in Central Asia, North Africa, Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe working closely with businesses and institutions in engineering, construction, logistics, security, and related specialized services.

Brian Burtscher, PE, LEED AP BD+C

VICE PRESIDENT, ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

VICE PRESIDENT, ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

Brian Burtscher, PE, LEED AP BD+C​

Brian Burtscher serves as the Vice President of the Architectural, Engineering, and Design division at Planate Management Group. Brian leads our global design team and directs A/E strategy functions. He manages and coordinates the cross-discipline interaction of engineers, architects, and other technical support personnel, in collaboration with the other operating divisions across the Planate organization. Mr. Burtscher has extensive experience in Project and Design Management, HVAC system design, health care facilities, and multiple other GSA projects. He spent 13 years with Limbach Engineering & Design Services working on a wide range of public and private sector contracts. His expertise in Mechanical HVAC systems design includes heating and cooling load calculations, equipment sizing and selections, LEED and Title-24 design considerations, coordination with other disciplines, pre-construction management and project coordination. He led and managed large scale design-build and redesign projects providing exceptional, efficient solutions for mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection design from concept through the construction and completion phases. Brian is a resident of Florida and a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with high honors and achievement. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, a certified LEED AP of Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C), and Construction Quality Management (CQM-C) certified. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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