John Bremer, PE
Co-founder of the JQ Dallas branch, John serves as Principal of JQ’s Industrial team. He has more than 36 years of combined experience in the architectural, power and petrochemical fields. His leadership is integral to the firm’s reputation for extraordinary industrial work. John applies his experience and an understanding of the processes involved to lead the design effort of structures tightly integrated with the client’s and owner’s process systems requirements. John introduced the use of laser scanning at power generation plants to enable JQ’s Industrial Group to provide designs for new structures inside existing plants, eliminating clashes with existing structural elements, process equipment, piping, and electrical conduiting and equipment.
Education: BS in Architectural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin; MBA, Southern Methodist University
Year started at JQ: 1994
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
Talk to me about: My experience working on an oil refinery revamp project in Thailand
What’s one thing you can’t live without: Topo Chico mineral water
What one accomplishment (professional or personal) are you most proud of: I would say my favorite accomplishment at JQ is pushing the company to invest in powerful technology that helps technicians and engineers perform their work as efficiently and as effectively as possible, including 3D laser scanning, high-power workstations, 27-inch high-resolution monitors and engineering software like RAMSteel and RAM Concrete.
What made you want to become an engineer: My father wanted me to become an architect, then we found out how difficult it was (and still is) to get into architecture school. Someone at the UT Austin School of Architecture told my dad, “Hey, there’s this program called “Architectural Engineering, your son should be able to get into that”.