How we work
Our services are provided in the spirit of extraordinary teamwork and we engage stakeholders in all phases of a building project from feasibility study through construction. Careful attention to system selection, performance, cost, energy use, and opportunities for increased value to the owner is paid to each project without exception. We have a deep respect for the integration of mechanical and electrical system technology with the architecture of the building. And, our commitment to client service, collaboration, and technical mastery has led architects, owners and other engineering firms to entrust us with their important projects. We began priming work in 2002 and enjoy a nearly equal balance of prime and sub-consultant work.
With today’s complex project needs, we engage our clients throughout the design and construction administration process in a variety of ways:
- Early in design, we educate stakeholders about the implications of design decisions, we engage town officials to ensure code compliance, and we explore utility rebate programs.
- Using BIM and other modeling approaches such as clash detection, advanced lighting programs and laser scanning, we confirm performance and ensure building integration.
- We collaborate continuously with our design team partners and involve industry experts, such as commissioning agents, acoustic consultants, cost estimators, surveyors, and medical designers among others, to ensure a full understanding of leading-edge technologies.
- Working alongside contractors, we follow our designs through construction, and once the building is occupied, we seek valuable feedback to continuously improve our work.