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Johann Palacios, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

Johann Palacios, P.E., SECB, LEED AP

President, Chief Executive Officer | PACE Group LLC.


The Rise of Delegated Design and What it Means to You

Johann Palacios, P.E., is the Chief Executive Officer and President of PACE Group LLC. located in Mid City, New Orleans, LA. PACE Group consists of a full time staff of eight personnel, ranging from Professional Engineers, Engineer Interns, Project Designers, Construction Technology Specialists, and Executive Administrators. Johann has worked on over $2 billion of in-place construction projects over 20 years spanning the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors in multiple states. Johann has verified Professional Engineer licenses in a total of 32 states.

In 2016, Johann founded PACE Group LLC with a desire to build an innovative and progressive engineering firm that only hires the best team members who understand and fit the culture of a servant leadership model.

Johann’s civil, foundation, and structural engineering experience is tailored with a design-builder’s mentality, where value engineering is initially incorporated into the design, and it's why constructability is part of the engineering design criteria at PACE Group LLC.

PACE Group LLC is an SLDBE certified firm, and routinely participates in monthly nolaBIM group meetings which promotes best management practices to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction community at no cost to the community. Johann co-founded the nolaBIM group with like-minded individuals who want to better the AEC community for overall industry improvement. Johann also participates in the nolaBUG (Bluebeam Users Group) which also strives to educate the local AEC community with workflows that reduce waste and optimizes productivity, all while increasing the value of individual employees. PACE Group LLC employees also participate in the local ACE Mentoring program, designed to support local high school students in understanding the AEC industry and generate interest among the next generation. Johann often speaks at local, regional, and national conferences to share experiences in Best Management Practices of various workflows involved in engineering and construction.

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