Maury R. Paslick, PE
President/Chief Electrical Engineer

Years experience:

    With this Firm Since Inception in 1996 --- With other Firms 23

  • Bernard Johnson Young Inc./Bethesda, Maryland, Vice President Project Manager 1995-1996
  • 3D/I Engineering, Inc./Alexandria, Virginia/Senior Vice President 1990-1995
  • 3D/I Engineering, Inc./Houston, Texas/Senior Vice President 1983-1990
  • Lockwood, Andrews & Newman Engineers and Architects/Houston, Texas/Engineer 1979-1983
  • State Aviation Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation/Baltimore, Maryland/Engineer 1973-1979

Education: Degree(s)/Year/Specialization

  • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    BES/1975/Electrical Engineering
  • Loyola University and University of Houston/MBA Coursework 1978-80
Active Registration: Year First Registered/Discipline
  • Professional Engineer/ Electrical In Texas (inactive), Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia (M/P/E), Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

  • Certified Commercial Electrical, Mechanical, and
    Plumbing Inspector

  • Certified Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Plans Examiner

  • Certified Peer Reviewer (M/P/E), Fairfax County, Virginia.
Other Experience and Qualifications:

    As a Principal and Chief Electrical Engineer in the Woodbridge, Virginia office of SAl Engineering, Mr. Paslick is responsible for developing electrical system design concepts for office buildings, hospitals, industrial/warehouse buildings, schools, and other commercial and institutional buildings. He supervises a staff of engineers and designers implementing those concepts. Much of his design experience involves renovation and adaptive reuse requiring analysis of existing conditions and evaluations and recommendations of systems suitable to the physical and operational constraints. He is proficient in AutoCAD and photometric calculation software.

George A. Preston, PE, LEED®AP
Vice President/Chief Mechanical Engineer

Years experience:

    With this Firm Since 2005

Education: Degree(s)/Year/Specialization
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/BS/Mechanical Engineering/2005

Active Registration: Year First Registered Discipline

  • Professional Engineer/Mechanical in Virginia and Maryland
  • ASHRAE Member since 2010
  • LEED AP™ since 2009

Other Experience and Qualifications:

As Chief Mechanical Engineer in the Woodbridge, Virginia office of SAI Engineering, Mr. Preston is responsible for client contract, proposals and contracts, development of mechanical and plumbing design concepts, project design management, and interdisciplinary coordination. Many of his projects involve renovation and adaptive reuse requiring analysis of existing conditions and evaluations and recommendations of systems suitable to physical and operational constraints. He supervises a staff of engineers and designers implementing those concepts.

Mr. Preston has mechanical design experience covering a wide range of projects for a variety of institutional clients in the public and private sector such as PEPCO, Department of Homeland Security, the United States Navy, as well as developers, investment trusts, contractors, and architects. He is proficient in the use of AutoCAD and AutoCAD MEP Building Systems, Trane Trace© and related mechanical systems software. Other related mechanical systems software and Microsoft Office products. He also runs HVAC/Psychrometric Calculations. He not only supervises a staff of engineers and designers implementing those concepts but also assists with educating the dozens of interns SAI has hosted during his tenure.

George's technical expertise extends to office technology networking administration and developing computer programming for use by SAI and its clients to facilitate project organization. His code design using Visual Basic and AutoLisp computer programming tools for working with AutoCAD products ensures SAI Engineering's place in the 21st century in terms of application to daily tasks.


Representative projects include:

PEPCO Service Center UPS and Generator/Rockville, Maryland
This project, one of many for PEPCO's various sites, added a 60 KVA redundant UPS system to support the critical loads in the building. Further, the standby power generator has been replaced and upgraded from one with 125 KW capacity to a unit rated at 175 KW to provide extended backup power to the facility and support HVAC loads associated with critical areas as well as the electronic loads. Distribution equipment, including transfer switches, panel boards, and transformers, has been modified and upgraded to ensure reliable delivery of the UPS and backup power to the critical and essential building loads.

Westmoreland County Courthouse and Sheriff's Office/Montross, Virginia
Design services for the construction of this 3-story county courthouse, as well as design of renovations to the former administration building including replacement fire alarm system. The first floor of the building houses a courthouse and judge's chambers with support spaces and the sheriff's office with staff offices, roll call room, dispatch center, booking, and holding cells. The second floor includes a second courtroom and judges chambers, clerks' offices, records, public waiting areas, attorney conference rooms, witness room, and holding cells. Hearing rooms and judges chambers, offices, and open office spaces are located on the third floor.

Sea Island Cloister™ Resort Hotel Spa and related facilities/Sea Island, Georgia
Design of a new 110-room five star luxury hotel with a conference center as well as a separate first-class Spa and related resort facilities. Buildings included fully encompassing automatic control and energy management systems to optimize operation and maximize performance.

Minnieland Corporate Headquarters and School Facilities/Prince William, Virginia
Design of new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for this long-abandoned three-story structure which was entirely gutted and renovated. Over the last several decades, SAI has and continues to design Minnieland Academies throughout Northern and Central Virginia.

Prince William County Operations Building/Woodbridge, Virginia
Design and construction of a new single story building of roughly 12,000 SF used to service county owned vehicles. Fairfax Employees Credit Union/Fairfax, Virginia Design for a new 17,500 SF, 3-story structure to house general banking functions of the Credit Union consisting of a public lobby, teller's area, and office spaces for staff. This is just one example of dozens of alteration/renovation designs performed since the late '90's on behalf of Prince William County.

Point Breeze Industrial Park/Baltimore, Maryland
Study and design of modifications and upgrades to the electrical distribution systems of this major industrial and business center for national developer Trammell Crow. More recently, SAI has designed retail centers for this national development company.

Canusa - Hershman Recycling Plant/Manassas, Virginia
Design of MEP systems for an state-of-the-art recycling plant that handles pulp paper, secondary fiber and plastics. Involved use of recovered heat from a large air compressor to heat the warehouse in winter and direct air outside in summer. SAI is proud of its involvement in LEED design since inception of the certification program in the early 2000's

Loy Harris Community Pavilion and Ice Rink/Manassas, Virginia
MEP design of this 7,500 SF city owned pavilion which features performances and events in summer and ice skating in the winter. Lighting for the entire 5-acre site was also provided by SAI as well as design for an ancillary building housing support functions. One of SAI's first projects, this pavilion has proudly stood the test of time with the SAI-designed site lighting still featured in the lighting vendor catalogs of today.

Boxwood Treatment Center, Culpeper/Virginia
MEP design for this abuse center with main level including medical facilities dining area, classrooms, a lower level recreation center, three residential units with 32 beds and outdoor recreational facilities.

Hilton Washington Hotel and Conference Center/Washington, D.C.
Electrical design for upgrades and extensive renovations to this 45-year old, 1,100-room hotel as well as expansion and addition of an exhibition hall and conference center. SAI's design work is continually visible in media clips of prominent events held at this high profile location


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