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January 2020

Christopher Barfield joined OUBO as our Senior Fire Protection Engineer. Chris worked for over 15 years in the Fire Marshall’s office of Chesterfield, VA.

Ruta Vasiukevicius earned her Permit Technician certification through the ICC Academy.

Organizational Changes – OUBO will divide administrative responsibility for projects within the FM Project Management groups as follows: Nathan Lawson will be the liaison for Academic Capital Projects (Tim Roland’s team). Kathy Grove will be the liaison for Health System Capital Projects (George Southwell’s team). Bob Waite will be the liaison for all other teams including Construction Services (Bree Knick’s team), Infrastructure Renewal & Renovations (Brian Pinkston’s team), Design Services (Scott Clough’s team), and users of the Small Project Reviews. If you have any questions on who is the liaison for your project, please ask!

December 2019

There are new faces in the OUBO office including two that you may have seen before in other roles! David Jones has joined OUBO as our Senior Electrical Engineer. You may remember seeing him some years ago when he led the Power and Light group within FM Operations. In between then and now, David worked for the City of Manassas. Welcome back to FM, David! You can reach David by phone: O: 434.924.6870, C: 434.996.8249, or email:

Rachelle Hermes has joined us as an Associate Fire Protection Engineer on a part-time basis until March of 2020 when she will begin working with OUBO full-time. You may have met her through her work as CAM on the Hospital Emergency Department Tower Expansion. You reach her by phone: C: 434282.4604, or email:

August 2019

Darin Clements joined OUBO. Darin is a Building Inspector with certifications in multiple inspection types. His extensive experience includes 16 years as a building inspector at the city of Charlottesville and most recently, five years as a superintendent for a regional contractor. Darin can be reached by phone: O: 434.924.1980, C: 434.906.5157, or email: