Kevin Conway and Christopher Duncan are passionate about engineering and people. After gaining decades of experience, both at various firms and as co-workers, they combined their expertise to establish Conway Duncan—an engineering firm that places people and their communities at the center of every system.
Kevin Conway and Christopher Duncan are passionate about engineering and people. After gaining decades of experience, both at various firms and as coworkers, they combined their expertise to establish Conway Duncan—an engineering firm that places people and their communities at the center of every system.
An integral part of electrical design is accounting for watts, but it’s not what’s most important. You’re welcome for that bit of engineering wordplay. (Don’t worry. I’m not going to quit my day job to pursue stand-up comedy. Not yet, anyway.)
I realize people may spend more time in the spaces we design than sleeping in their own homes. How a building functions is important to them, and it’s important to me as well. I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering. For more than three decades, my focus has been to creatively, aesthetically and functionally power and illuminate facilities.
I look to answer questions like: What’s the appropriate size of electrical distribution to serve the current and future power consumption? What’s the best method and location for equipment to be powered? Do we need a source to backup power during an outage? What light fixtures enhance the building’s appearance while providing adequate illumination for the given workspaces?
It has been and continues to be my career passion to uncover answers to these questions and make spaces better and brighter for our clients to pursue their career passions.
When not at work, I love spending time with my family, whether that be while traveling together or simply having dinner at home. I also dedicate time to church, serve as a board member at an assisted living facility for the elderly, and enjoy involvement in community service opportunities like Habitat for Humanity construction.
And my guilty pleasure? Well, let’s just say you might find me to be a formidable fantasy football player.
From a young age, I built things. Legos. Model Trains. Forts. Treehouses. As I got older, I would disassemble things to see how they worked. If something was broken, I’d take it apart and try to repair it. Sometimes there were parts leftover and occasionally things caught fire, but as they say, no harm, no foul. One of my favorite memories is of my mom walking out the front door, looking at her car in the driveway and yelling, “Chris, get out here and put all of the wheels back on my car right now!”
When tackling the unknown, I was successful more often than not. Those experiences taught me that most problems are surmountable with a little ingenuity and hard work—something I learned from my dad.
Engineering seemed like a natural next step, and I received my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.
I have been designing building systems ever since, almost 30 years. From small office spaces to complex industrial facilities,
my experience spans a wide range of systems and building types. There’s nothing like seeing a building come alive with
the systems you’ve designed in operation.
One of my favorite sayings is: “How you do anything is how you do everything.” While I’m far from perfect, I try to do my best in whatever I undertake. I’m proud of the business I’ve helped build and the long-term personal and professional relationships that have developed as a result.
On the weekends, you’ll find me outside with my friends and family. We hike, fish, float and golf whenever possible. I also enjoy woodworking, completing home and outdoor projects, and hanging out with my furry sidekick, Prince.