Our consultants meet with the customer in order to establish what are the needs for the current project, organize the necessary tasks according to their priorities and determine how to achieve the desired goals. Together with the customer, we make a list of all the resources that will be needed to complete the project. These can include things such as existing building plans, energy bills or any other document relevant to the project. A timeline of the project can then be developed. This timeline will often include one or more surveys done at the site of the project. The information gathered will then be used to do the concept design. A well conducted design planning ensures the needs of the customer are well understood and can therefore be properly met.
Our professionals are experienced in making a large range of building surveys. Whether it be measuring the dimensions of the architectural elements of the building or its mechanical components, we have the tools and competence to do so. Our expertise allows us to create “as built” plans for architecture, HVAC, plumbing and electrical installations. We can as well perform energy loss calculations based on thermal imaging and power metering. These surveys are conducted using professional tools such as light meters, laser meters, infrared thermometers, flow meters, relative humidity meters and more. This allows us to get the exact picture of the existing conditions of the project. We can then make recommendations suitable to the customer’s needs.
Plans and Specifications
Our firm can design HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. This includes load calculations, building surveying, equipment selection, controls, retro-commissioning and more. We draft all the needed plans and drawings.
…Site supervision is a crucial step in order to ensure that the intended design parameters are being respected during the construction phase of a project. For a project to be carried through to completion within time and budget, a continuous communication must be kept between the customer, the engineers and the contractor. Meetings on site or via video conference are established to make a follow up of the progression of the work. During the tendering phase, a revision of workshop drawings is done to make sure that the equipment selected by the contractor meets the specifications. After the completion of the work, a visit of the site is made to verify the conformity of the work. If needed, a list of deficiencies to be corrected is produced. Once the project completed, if required, a certificate of completion of work can be emitted to the customer with the co-singing of the contractor.
On many occasions, whether as for an existing building or for a new construction, a feasibility study is required. During that stage, our engineers will analyze the existing installations in order to make sure that either electrically, mechanically or on the energy level, these installations are suitable for the project needs. We then establish a schedule describing the phases of the project and look with the customer which steps could be implemented in parallel and which steps have to be implemented in series.
Commissioning is in fact a quality control to make sure that the system that is being installed works as intended. It is a phase that is most of the time overlooked and this often leeds to the system not working as efficiently as expected. Our engineers can make sure that the system is commissioned and that it is working properly.
.Our team design plans and specifications for renewables such as solar PV, solar air heating or solar water heating solutions. We do site supervision as well as commissioning of these systems helping you to reduce your carbon footprint.
.Through the energy analytics we are able to understand better the building energy footprint. Among the different parameters that are analyzed are the cost per square foot, the energy intensity unit and the peek consumption. These factors are used to compare a building energy consumption with other buildings of the same type. It shows whether the building is below or way above the national average consumption for these types of buildings. An energy assessment is being done. We compile energy bills to see the variation of the energy consumption throughout the year and then provide solutions that are based on measured data to reduce energy consumption. Energy monitoring and management is a continuous process. We provide this service to help you reduce your operating cost by identifying and eliminating useless energy usage. Our energy consultants provide you insight in your building’s trend and analytics.