There isn't much, if anything, that Jim Thomas, senior facilities engineer, doesn't know about the electrical and mechanical systems in the buildings at the SAS Institute campus near Raleigh, NC. In 1983, Thomas worked for Square D Company and was assigned to an electrical systems upgrade project at SAS Institute. In 1987, he joined the institute's facilities engineering staff. He recently played a key role in the design and construction of SAS Institute's new 400,000-sq-ft Research and Development Building, officially designated "Building R."
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