We are delighted to announce Mr. Richard Tavares has joined ZAPATA as a mechanical engineer. He brings 26 years of HVAC and piping systems design experience to the firm’s commercial, private, and military projects.

Mr. Tavares received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Florida International University–Miami. He is a registered and licensed professional engineer (PE) in three states: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

A snapshot of his mechanical design experience includes: HVAC, plumbing, steam heating, compressed air, LP gas, and piping systems; smoke evacuation systems; load calculations; and central energy plant and chilled water distribution systems.

As a member of ZAPATA’s engineering team, Mr. Tavares will oversee facilities planning and design, determine resources, evaluate contract bids, and perform long-range planning. He will conduct site visits; design and prepare mechanical detailing for construction drawings; and assist in the planning, designing, and monitoring of construction, renovation, and improvement projects for facilities with highly specialized and/or unique requirements.

Welcome to ZAPATA, Richard!

ZAPATA is a full-service architecture, engineering, and field services firm that provides facilities, infrastructure, and energy services as well as environmental engineering and military munitions response services to Government and commercial clients worldwide. At ZAPATA, we earn our clients’ Trust by conducting our business with Integrity and providing Quality services every day.