CDE Redlines Newsletter – Winter 2017 Edition

Another year has come and gone! However, this year was special as it marked CDE’s 20th year of business! We would like to take a moment to thank all of our staff, friends, clients, and associates who have supported on this ride! With that said, CDE is proud to present the latest edition of our newsletter – Redlines.

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Winter 2016 Redlines

CDE endows a $25,000 scholarship to Eastern Florida State College Health Sciences Institute

As Eastern Florida State College develops new and innovative programs at the Health Sciences Institute, CDE has created a scholarship for deserving students. At the EFSC’s Foundation’s meeting in September the firm will present a check for $25,000. This amount will be invested by the Foundation and the earnings from this investment will fund Health Sciences Institute scholarships in perpetuity.

The CDE Scholarship will be awarded to a Florida resident, enrolled fulltime in their program of study at the Health Sciences Institute and must maintain a 3.5 GPA.
CDE’s founders Lutfi & Peggy Mized, Kannan Rengarajan, and Rama Kannan established CDE to provide professional engineering design, design/build, and construction services. As we celebrate our 20th year in business, CDE continues to offer the highest quality services to our clients in educational, health care, commercial, and industrial sectors, as well as the federal government and Department of Defense.

CDE Established a new $25,000 Health Sciences Scholarship with Eastern Florida

CDE started an energy study along with FPL services for Eastern Florida State College in 1999 (when it was known as Brevard Community College). In the last 18 years since, CDE continues to work diligently with the institution to provide high quality engineering designs, delivered on-time, and within budget. CDE’s impact has helped save the College millions of dollars in energy costs, enhanced performance of equipment and facilities, as well as contributing to a productive, inspiring, and safe place for those in the community to learn.

One of CDE’s most prestigious projects for Eastern Florida State College was the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design of the new Health Sciences Building on the Melbourne Campus. CDE realizes the impact this new state-of-the-art teaching facility will make on the community and is proud to have again helped Eastern Florida State College, a true cornerstone of Brevard County, provide a place to train and produce the next generation of health care professionals.

CDE’s vision is aligned with Eastern Florida State College – we believe in the power of community and education. We view the establishment of this scholarship as a duty to help the very community that we live in and we could not be prouder to do so. It is our hope and desire that this scholarship will not only help Eastern Florida State College promote higher education but will also help to raise up the next Titans of our community.

For more information on Eastern Florida State College and their Foundation, please click here. For more information about CDE, their services

and capabilities, please visit

CDE Helps Palm Beach State College Drive for Student Success!

Members of the CDE team recently enjoyed a day of Golf at the Wanderers Country Club in Wellington, FL with our partners at Palm Beach State College.   The 12th Annual Golf Tournament  is organized by the Palm Beach State College Foundation which is dedicated to helping students with scholarship opportunities and program enhancements that will impact the local community.  We are thrilled to hear that our friends at Palm Beach State College were able to raise over $135,000 during this event!  CDE is proud to be a long time partner with Palm Beach State College and a major sponsor of this highly successful event!  CDE fully believes in higher education and the opportunities that education creates for people of all ages.

CDE would also like to extend a special thanks to our friend Dave Suarez with Palm Beach State College Facilities for joining us on a very successful day.

For more about the Palm Beach State College Foundation and ways you can help make a difference visit their website here.

12th Annual PBSC Tournament
12th Annual PBSC Tournament

Manager of Facilities Planning, Mr. Kirk Stetson, excited for the competition!
Manager of Facilities Planning, Mr. Kirk Stetson, excited for the competition!
Kannan hits a great chip on the green to setup a birdie!
Team CDE finishes up with 67 on the day!
The CDE Golf Team: Philip Thomas, Sami Mized, Dave Suarez, and Kannan Rengarajan
The CDE Golf Team: Philip Thomas, Sami Mized, Dave Suarez, and Kannan Rengarajan

UCF extends its partnership with CDE!

The University of Central Florida has awarded CDE another continuing engineering services contract to provide essential mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (M/E/P) engineering services. CDE is proud to have been awarded this consecutive contract and looks forward to continuing our ongoing relationship with UCF, the UCF Facilities Planning and Construction group, and UCF’s Utilities and Energy Services group.

How is CDE helping UCF?

CDE was selected by UCF to provide M/E/P services in 2012. Since then, both have enjoyed a busy and fulfilling relationship through the execution of several projects. Some of those projects include:

  • Renovations to the Transgenic Animal Facility in the Biological Sciences Building
  • Renovations to the Biological Sciences Building laboratory exhaust fans
  • Boiler system overhaul for the Chemistry Building
  • UCF Library Air Handlers replacement
  • Liquid Nitrogen System for Engineering I Building Labs 154 and 163
  • Fire Alarm replacement at Sumter Hall
  • Fall Protection designs for various building
  • Air Handler replacements in the Education Building
  • Lab Exhaust Fan replacement for Engineering II
A rendering of the planned Wayne Densch Expansion

One of the more prestigious projects CDE has assisted UCF with is the newly planned UCF Athletics Wayne Densch Facility Expansion Building (also known as the WD77). The newly planned 40,000 square foot building will be the home to various sports offices and coaches. The project will be designed to achieve USGBC LEED® Gold Certification and will sit between the existing Wayne Densch building and the Nicholson Fieldhouse adjacent to BrightHouse Networks Stadium. CDE is providing the M/E/P and Structural engineering design services for this facility. The second phase of this project is currently under development. Construction of the new facility is slated for May 2017 with a completion of November 2017.  For more details on this project, click here.


About UCF

The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 64,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed. For more information about the University of Central Florida, please visit

CDE Presenting at FEFPA 2016 Summer Conference

CDE is a proud, long-time sponsor of the Florida Educational Facilities Planning Association (or FEFPA) for over a decade!  This year marks a very special Summer Conference as CDE owners Kannan Rengarajan and Lutfi Mized will be presenting a part entitled “Energy Efficient Science Building Designs in Hot and Humid Climates”.   The part will focus on how to overcome some of the harsh conditions of Florida’s weather when taking in consideration the design of a critical lab spaces for commercial, industrial, and educational facilities.  You can find this presentation being delivered on Wednesday, July 13, 2016  at 2:30pm in the Orchid Ballroom 1.

Come visit us at Booth 601 to learn more about CDE and receive a cool giveaway!

We look forward to seeing everyone in Naples!

Visit CDE at the NASA/KSC Expo!

Cape Design Engineering Co. is proud to participate in the 25th Annual NASA Kennedy Space Center Business Expo taking place in Port

CDE's Booth at the 25th Annual NASA KSC Expo
CDE’s Booth at the 25th Annual NASA KSC Expo

Canaveral, FL.  Kennedy Space Center is truly America’s gateway to the universe and leads the world in preparing and launching missions around the Earth and beyond.  We would love for you to visit our booth at the expo and introduce ourselves and see how we can be of service to you and your needs.

The Expo is at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 10 from 8:30am to 3pm on October 20, 2015.

CDE Founders Honored by NASA

Founders of Cape Design Engineering Co. Awarded NASA’s Exception Public Achievement Medals at 2015 NASA/Kennedy Space Center Honor Award Ceremony

July 28, 2015 - Lutfi Mized and Kannan Rengarajan, founders of Cape Design Engineering Co., were presented with the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medals.
July 28, 2015 – Lutfi Mized and Kannan Rengarajan, founders of Cape Design Engineering Co., were presented with the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medals.


Cape Design Engineering Co. founders Lutfi Mized and Kannan Rengarajan were awarded the prestigious NASA Exception Public Achievement Medal for their exceptional leadership, patience, vision, and guidance in the design and construction of the new NASA Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) Science Annex building.  The largely attended award ceremony took place on the morning of July 28, 2015 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex and was presided over by Mr. Robert D. Cabana, the Director of Kennedy Space Center. Kannan Rengarajan was even featured in a special video presentation featured at the start of the program. The video can be viewed on NASA’s YouTube channel or below.

CDE would like to thank NASA, and particularly Mr. Jay Edlemann and Mr. Cabana, for the nomination and award. It was an honor to be nominated and awarded such a prestigious award. Cape Design Engineering Co. earnestly looks forward to the future of space flight and doing our part to help it succeed.

Kennedy Space Center 2015 Honor Awards

Kennedy Space Center employees share their thoughts on working for NASA and being recognized for their efforts in this video opening the 2015 Honor Awards. Produced by Frank Michaux, Michael Justice Edited by Chris Chamberland