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WHO WE ARE

Meet the engineers behind Forbes Engineering

JIM FORBES

Professional Engineer & Owner

James Forbes is a licensed engineer living in Oneonta, NY.  He graduated from RIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and went on to gain his Master’s in Business Administration while working in the aerospace industry as a project engineer.  Jim went on to co-found a construction company that specialized in high-end residential and light commercial design-build projects.  With over twelve years of hands-on construction, management and design aspects of the business he turned his sights back to the design professional’s scope of the construction industry.  Jim’s formal and hands-on education experience have led him to a unique skill-set which include: site development, architectural engineering, structural design, fire protection system design, MEP & HVAC specification, and wastewater system design. 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.)

Masters of Business Administration

Binghamton University

LICENSE 

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in NY & CO

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AIDAN FORBES

Engineer in Training, Draftswoman

Aidan Forbes graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Aidan specializes in building surveys, fieldwork and design for residential wastewater treatment systems, and drafting in AutoCAD and Civil 3D.  Aidan is passionate about the environment and hopes to specialize in water management and environmental projects in the future.  Aidan is available for building survey and drafting upon request.

EDUCATION

Bachelor Science, Civil Engineering, May 2023
University of Colorado Boulder

MOLLY FORBES

Engineering Intern, Draftswoman

Molly Forbes is currently a junior at the University of Vermont studying civil engineering and minoring in math.  Molly specializes in drafting in AutoCAD  and HydroCAD, building surveys, and wastewater design for Forbes Engineering.  She will take her Fundamentals of Engineering exam in the spring of her senior year.

EDUCATION

Bachelor Science, Civil Engineering, 2025
University of Vermont

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