■ Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Feasibility Studies
When it comes to beginning a building project there are a multitude of factors that come into play during the planning process. If it is a renovation or expansion you may wonder if the current electrical and mechanical components are worth saving.
If the components are in good working condition, you may wonder how to weigh the costs of replacing the components and energy efficiency. Gerard Associates can conduct a Feasibility Study to help you make educated decisions and determine the best direction of the project.
- Facility Economic Analysis
- Utilities Infrastructure Studies
- Energy Efficiency Analysis
■ Construction Administration
- Review of plans, permits and other documentation
- Review of all construction specifications
- Meetings with the architect, builder and other contractors to keep project on track
- Periodic reviews at job site
- Review for contractors shop drawings
Working with Gerard Associates means you will receive partner level attention though each stage of your project.Utilizing our Construction Administrations services means we will be there to makes sure every detail of the client’s project goes as planned.
When challenges arise (and they often do), we are able to adapt and ensure the goals set at the beginning of the project are followed through to everyone’s satisfaction.
■ Utility Coordination
Coordination of Utilities is an important part of each project we do. Making sure all applicable utilities are contacted, connected and working at the appropriate stage of the project they are needed is an important aspect of the building process.
We work with all major major utility companies to ensure the sewer, telephone, cable, water, natural gas and electricity are all on time within the framework of the construction schedule.
■ Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Master Planning
We take pride in the long standing relationships we have built with our clients. We are known throughout the industry for our ability to work with our clients, becoming part of a team that works together to find the absolute best solutions for both the short term and long term goals of the project.
We believe it is our job to provide clients with as much information as possible so that they can make informed decisions. When we meet with clients to begin Master Planning for a project, our chief concern is finding out what they are looking for, to define their goals. We then do our part to bring them the most cost effective, efficient way to complete the project.
With each aspect of the project, we ask ourselves, are the long range goals of the client going to be met? We present what we believe is the most innovative, cost effective solutions and together with the client create a plan to bring the project to life.
■ Code Review
With any building project there are multiple factors to consider. We are often called in to look at mechanical and engineering plans to review them for code compliance.
Whether it is reviewing plans that are installed and currently being utilized to make sure they are still in compliance or reviewing new plans that have been designed to affirm code regulations have been met, Gerard Associates is happy to lend our years of experience and expertise.
- Compliance with applicable building codes including:
- Compliance with agency regulations
- Certification of contract documents
■ Design of Electrical & Mechanical Systems
- Air Conditioning
- Fire Protection
- Lighting Systems
- Electrical Power Systems
We provide complete planning and design of all electrical and mechanical engineering systems. No matter what the scope of the project or the challenges involved, we approach each as unique.
We take the time to listen to our clients and the other professionals involved in order to come up with the most innovative, cost effective, energy efficient engineering.