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T. Eric Smith


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Smith joined GMK in early 2023 as a senior mechanical engineer with 23 years of broad-based experience in mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. He has served as the lead engineer for complex mechanical system design projects across the higher education, K-12, healthcare, and judicial markets, among others. His expertise spans designs for all facets of Hydronic Chilled Water, VAV, DX, Split, VRF, and Hot Water systems, as well as comprehensive domestic and wastewater plumbing infrastructure, medical gas systems, and wet and dry fire protection/suppression systems. Key major projects over his career have included serving as the lead mechanical engineer (HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection) for the Darla Moore Business School and the M. Bert Storey Engineering & Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina, the Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse Building in Columbia, SC, two SC Department of Mental Health-operated State Veterans Nursing Homes (Gaffney, SC, and Florence, SC), several County Courthouses, and multiple large public elementary school and high school facilities. Mr. Smith is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and a member of the American Association of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). He has served as the Columbia Chapter president of ASPE since 2014 and previously served as the Chapter Membership Chair. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina.

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