Mark Federle

Freelance Writer

Mark Federle is the McShane chair of construction engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He can be reached at

Articles by Mark Federle

August 2008
With this issue's focus on design/build, we showcased Rosendin Electric, based in San Jose, Calif., because CEO Tom Sorley is chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). It becomes apparent through this interview with Sorley and Rosendin’s Willie Micene why an electrical contractor would become more deeply involved in design/build. READ MORE
June 2008
Electrical contractors who work with facility owners and the general contractors during the preconstruction and build process—especially for projects seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification—do their clients a great service. State and federal ordinances and the push to get buildings LEED certified mean that energy savings become more important. READ MORE
April 2008
Within the next year or so, design/build in electrical construction is expected to reach a tipping point where more than 50 percent of all projects (by revenue) will be completed using the design/build delivery method. Given this, it is important for electrical contractors to ensure they are developing strategic plans for their companies around enhancing their design/build capabilities. READ MORE