Insights, Projects, Reflections, and News 


Now Certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)

Leadership at Henneman Engineering has evolved with daughters following their family’s legacy of success, taking ownership. This brings national designation of our firm as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) as certified by WBENC – the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.


Scott Saunders Joins Henneman Engineering

Henneman Engineering is excited to welcome Scott R. Saunders to our Madison, Wisconsin, office. An award-winning mechanical engineer, Scott has unmatched experience in the design/build industry. Scott brings extensive knowledge to our team, assisting in business development, quality control, project delivery, and workload management. As Lead Senior Engineer, he works directly with our project managers and department heads to maintain existing processes and evolve our project delivery to improve quality and efficiency. Scott believes the best solutions are simple, straightforward, and sustainable, with minimal environmental impact.


Prior to joining Henneman Engineering Scott worked at the Erdman Company, a nationwide leader in design and construction of healthcare facilities, where he provided engineering supervision and design oversight of over 1,000 healthcare projects. In addition, he has been an instructor and guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin. As past Senior Vice President of Architecture and Engineering at Erdman Company, Scott was a national leader in design-build project delivery. The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded Scott the National Design-Build Distinguished Leadership award, and he has served on national DBIA committees including Sustainability and Innovation.  Scott holds engineering licenses in over 20 states, an Evidence Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from the Center for Health Design, an ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate, and a LEED-BD&C accreditation. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.



State of Illinois Governor's Mansion Renovation

The Henneman Engineering team provided complete engineering services for the $10M renovation of this historic structure, parts of which date back to 1855.  All new MEP systems were carefully integrated into the architectural fabric to become almost invisible, and to maintain the historic character of a building frequented by Lincoln and Grant, and is an important monument to our State’s history.


USP 800 Adoption & Henneman Engineering

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving to improve patient and worker safety. Building codes and standards guide the design and installation of state-of-the-art systems to maximize safety and product quality.


While facilities are accustomed to the USP 797 - PHARMACUEUTICAL COMPOUNDING - STERILS PREPARATIONS requirements for sterile compounding the requirements associated with USP 800 - HAZARDOUS DRUGS - HANDLING IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS for hazardous medications is relatively recent and will result in adjustments to existing facilities. Facilities and spaces used for compounding hazardous medications must be USP 800 compliant prior to its adoption on June 1, 2018.


Henneman Engineering has provided engineering and commissioning services for high performance facilities for over 55 years and has assisted numerous clients identify necessary improvements to meet USP 800 requirements. These services include site investigations, system testing, improvement recommendations, and system optimization design and the related process recommendations.


For several years Henneman has been providing MEP and structural design support for the installation of pharmaceutical compounding cleanrooms for a national commercial pharmacy company. While it is important for those facilities to ensure that we are meeting the minimum requirements of USP 797, and more recently USP 800, these cleanrooms are often designed to owner standards that are much higher.


These projects occur all over the United States and Henneman has become accustomed to obtaining the necessary professional licensures and referencing the myriad of codes that are applicable in the various municipalities. Each one of these lab settings is unique and often installed inside of existing buildings. We have a long history of addressing the details necessary to incorporate technically challenging new projects into renovation situations.