Joseph E. Ford, RCDD

Joseph E. Ford, RCDD

Technology Department Manager


RCDD, CHI Institute Repair Technician


Technology |



As the Department Manager for our Technology Practice Group, Joe is in charge of guiding the design and business development efforts for the team.  His area of expertise lies in the design, documentation, and installation of tele/data, security and AV systems.  His breadth of experience and knowledge has led him to present nationally on the integration of converged building systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) in designing today’s intelligent buildings.

Joe’s project experience concentrates on the university, commercial office, high-rise, data center, and transportation markets.  Notable projects include headquarters and national offices for Day and Zimmermann, Chemours Discovery Hub, and The Lycra Company headquarters.  

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?
Going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

When did you know you wanted to become an engineer?
When I was a contractor on job sites and saw the engineers with the white hard hats and drawings walking the site, I said to myself, "I want to be THAT guy".