Our HVAC department headed by our most Senior Engineer with over 50 years of active experience and a staff of 28 engineers (several registered Professional Engineers and LEED AP)and designers has enormous experience and expertise with every conceivable type of air conditioning and ventilation system commercially available. Our engineers are constantly being briefed by all the major manufacturers as to current state of the art equipment in almost weekly lunch and learn sessions. our HVAC department head encourages each and every member of his department to push the boundaries of energy efficiency and to always ask “what if…” With the computer simulation technology we have now we can provide the answer to that “what if ” question and help our clients to build more efficient buildings that use less of our precious resources.
HVAC systems are at the forefront of energy use and our engineers are at the forefront of how best to design these systems to meet and exceed the measurable standards such as LEED, Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and others.
We have successfully designed Hotels for almost every major Hotel Company in the world, we have designed the HVAC systems for many of the tallest buildings in the southeast US. Many of these towers are in the range of 60 to 80 stories and house multiple uses – hotel, residential, retail, commercial office.
We have also successfully renovated and repositioned existing buildings (some on the register of historic buildings). This particular type of project is unique in that no two existing structures are identical and all required diagnostic evaluations, documentation of existing conditions and equipment to remain or be removed, detailed system evaluation and finally preparation of construction documents with material and equipment specifications.
Once construction has begun we add one of our very experienced construction field personnel to do periodic field observations to ensure general compliance with our plans and specifications and to resolve any issues that may arise during the construction process.
Upon completion of construction our engineers are again involved to ensure that our energy goals have been met or exceeded and that the quality of the project meets or exceeds our expectations and that of our client.