Ildefonso Bayron Jr., an associate partner for Syska Hennessy Group in Los Angeles, was the recipient of ASHRAE’s first health care facility design professional certification.

Bayron and 28 others recently earned certification after passing the exam at ASHRAE’s June 23-27 annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif.

“The certification shows our present and future clients that we are focused on health care, and that we stay current with design standards,” Bayron said. “I was very proud to know that I was able to meet the challenge of passing a difficult test. At Syska, we recognize the importance of the health care facility design professional exam. We are strongly encouraging all our senior mechanical and project level engineers across the firm to take and pass this test.”

ASHRAE’s certification program identifies individuals who have mastered a body of knowledge covering successful design and operation of health care facilities.

The technical content for the exam was developed in cooperation with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, which is part of the American Hospital Association.

Others who passed the first exam were: Marc Anderson of DCGA Engineers in Ontario, Calif.; John P. Castelvecchi of Shultz and James in Richmond, Va.; Frank Centore of Natcomm in Orange, Conn.; Chatchai Chantawansri of Glumac in Los Angeles; Jeremy Clifton with SC Engineers in San Diego; Benjamin Cole with TLC Engineering in Jacksonville, Fla.; Joseph Ferdelman of Heapy Engineering in Dayton, Ohio; Robert E. Genter in Herndon, Va.; Bruce Hagopian with Bruce Engineering in Fresno, Calif.; John Harrod with the Benham Cos. in Oklahoma City; Jay Hayashi with P2S Engineering in Torrance, Calif.; Joe Hazel with Farris Engineering in Omaha, Neb.; George Josephs from Associated Mechanical Engineers in Tempe, Ariz.; Michael Kessler with DiGiorgio Associates in Litchfield, Maine; Dan Koenigshofer with IES Engineers in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Roger Lautz with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson in Milwaukee; Michael Locke with Mechtech in Seagoville, Texas; Quemars Mazloomian with TMAD Taylor & Gaines in Anaheim, Calif.; Owen McCaughey with Fundament & Associates in Santa Ana, Calif.; Michael McLaughlin with Southland Industries in Dulles, Va.; Joseph Noyes from California Engineering Design Group in Burbank, Calif.; Kenneth Peet from LSE Engineering in Louisville, Ky.; Frank Shadpour of SC Engineers in San Diego; James Shwe with Maroko & Shwe in Mission Hills, Calif.; Adisak Sirisuth from Thornton Tomasetti in New Canaan, Conn.; Kevin Smola of Kevin A. Smola and Associates in Pasadena, Calif.; Dana Thomas with Engineering Economics in Seattle; and Gary Wingfield with the Haskell Co. in Jacksonville, Fla.