We offer design, consulting and construction management for projects in Chicago, Illinois, covering both new and existing buildings. Our professional MEP engineers are familiarized with the Chicago Building Code, as well as local construction costs and practices.
Being more than two centuries old, the city of Chicago has a wide variety of buildings that includes both historic and modern architecture. Chicago was the birthplace of skyscrapers, and its distinctive architecture has global influence.
We are the top consulting company in Chicago focusing on green building design, proposing measures that reduce the energy footprint and environmental impact of your project. Consider that electricity prices in Chicago are above the national average, and the city’s cold winters can lead to high natural gas bills. You can achieve significant savings in the long run with our energy-efficient MEP designs.
To ensure adequate indoor conditions, buildings must be equipped with well-designed heating and cooling systems. We design energy-efficient HVAC systems that are compliant with Chapter 18-28 of the Chicago Municipal Code.
HVAC installations are characterized by their variety. We can identify and design the most suitable configuration for your property while calculating the exact heating and cooling capacities needed according to your building conditions.
Chiller plants are a common air conditioning solution for large buildings due to their high cooling capacity. Our HVAC engineers can design high-performance chiller plants for new constructions, while also proposing chiller replacement solutions in existing buildings.
Our MEP engineers are highly familiarized with the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code and the Chicago Electrical Code, designing electrical installations that are safe and energy efficient. A reliable voltage supply is fundamental in modern built environments since many appliances and building systems rely on electricity as an energy input.
Regardless of whether your project is a new building or a renovation, you must have a safe electrical installation of adequate capacity. Our engineers can specify code-compliant electrical systems from zero for new constructions, or they can identify the required modifications to existing electrical installations in renovation projects.
We can design the optimal layout of lighting fixtures for your building, while specifying the most suitable fixture and lamp models for each application. Lighting requirements change depending on the intended purpose of each room, and we can help you achieve optimal lighting conditions with the lowest possible electricity consumption.
Our MEP engineers can design fire protection systems according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, as well as Title 15 of the Chicago Municipal Code. Unlike other building systems, which normally cause only inconvenience and disruption when they malfunction, fire protection systems have zero tolerance for failure. We can make sure your building is well protected from fire.
Our MEP engineers can design plumbing systems according to Chapter 18-29 of the Chicago Municipal Code, and all requirements from the Department of Water Management (DWM). We ensure code compliance while optimizing plumbing system costs.
Compared with mechanical and electrical installations, plumbing systems are more difficult to modify, since they hold a large volume of water and have many parts embedded in walls and floors. A deficient installation can lead to expensive modifications in the future, and our plumbing engineers can help you avoid them.
In addition to offering design services, our MEP engineers perform building commissioning for all property types in Chicago, ensuring that actual operating conditions meet the specifications in design documents. We can identify performance issues affecting your building systems and propose corrective measures before they cause a major equipment breakdown. Our commissioning services include:
Commissioning can normally achieve a significant improvement of building performance, without requiring major capital expenditures. In most cases, the process only requires skilled labor, and minor reparations or part replacements.