KAI Engineering announced the addition of Barry Timms, CPD, as director of plumbing and fireprotection.

In his new position, Timms will lead plumbing, industrial and fire protection design for a wide variety of projects, in addition to managing accounts and processes within the engineering department.

Timms has more than 30 years of industry experience, having previously worked as senior plumbing and fire protection designer for Horner & Shifrin in St. Louis; director of plumbing at BSW International; and engineering manager at DynaTen Corp., both in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We are quite enthused about Barry joining the KAI team,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “Barry is a veteran plumbing and fire protection design expert who brings a wealth of industry knowledge and proven experience to our engineering practice. His portfolio covers a wide range of markets, projects and geographies. Barry brings a tenacity for product excellence and is a terrific cultural fit at KAI.”

Timms is a Certified Plumbing Designer (CPD) with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). Notable past projects he has had a significant role in include: Wise County Natatorium in Wise County, Texas; Lincoln Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri; Sun Bank Center in Orlando, Florida, and Maritime Plaza in Washington, DC.

He and his wife, Shirley, reside in Webster Groves, Missouri and have 27-year-old twins, Michael and Margaret. When not working, Timms enjoys working on cars and anything related to the garage.