UC 1819 Innovation Hub joins forces with HEAPY

Ohio engineering firm becomes newest corporate partner

Strengthening the region’s economy, the University of Cincinnati expanded its network by entering a new corporate partnership with HEAPY, as reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier.

The nationally recognized engineering firm is the latest corporate partner to join the 1819 Innovation Hub in the Cincinnati Innovation District (CID).

“We are pleased to open our sixth office in the 1819 Innovation Hub, a space that aligns with our mission to deliver real innovation and real collaboration to our clients and partners,” said Mark Brumfield, CEO of HEAPY. “This expansion is a natural progression as we grow our workforce and our footprint in the region, which we have served for decades.”

HEAPY is poised to leverage the wealth of talent and resources within the CID to cultivate meaningful collaborations with colleagues, clients, corporate partners, students and educators. The firm specializes in providing comprehensive solutions encompassing engineering design, building optimization and construction management across a diverse range of sectors, including health care, education, corporate, government, science and technology, cultural, and mission-critical industries.

Furthermore, HEAPY has established a track record in recruiting cooperative education students, having welcomed a total of 71 co-op participants into its fold since 2010. 

“I started at HEAPY as a co-op myself,” Brumfield said. “This firm has provided me with so much more than a job but rather a vocation and a purpose. We are excited to join other purpose-driven organizations who call the 1819 Innovation Hub home.”

Leadership on both sides agree that merging the university’s academic resources with HEAPY’s expertise in engineering and sustainability holds great potential for Cincinnati.

"We are excited to help HEAPY accelerate their innovation agenda,” said Ryan Hays, UC executive vice president and chief innovation and strategy officer. "The company’s deep commitment to sustainability and smart technology aligns particularly well with the vision and values here at 1819.”

HEAPY joins a lineup of global powerhouses inside the 1819 Innovation Hub, including, Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Fifth Third Bank and Western & Southern. The new Cincinnati Office will be led by Matt Downing, operations manager for HEAPY’s Building Optimization Practice.

With a presence spanning across Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, HEAPY is a leading provider of comprehensive engineering solutions. Its expertise encompasses mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology engineering design, along with top-notch design-build construction management and commissioning services. Notably, the company boasts a substantial portfolio that includes the successful oversight of over 450 LEED projects, as well as the execution of net-zero and WELL certified projects.

Featured image at top: 1819 Innovation Hub building. Photo/Greg Glevicky

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