When working with our architect partners, it is important that we see and respect their vision for their design. Thus, our recommendations will always preserve that vision– our focus is the behind the scenes details that will ensure the project meets code and performs at a high level.
It’s an honor and great feeling when the project team begins to lean on us for us for expertise in related disciplines. Because our area of expertise encompasses the entire building envelope as well as mechanical and plumbing systems, we are often asked for advice in these areas. Our wide network and industry exposure allows us to give feedback on framing techniques, mechanical systems, lighting and more.
The majority of our architect clients use our services on all of their designs, not just the more complex concepts. They feel more confident in their deliverable when we’ve reviewed it in detail and advised the specific insulation depth level, ESR number, and more. The information that we provide is organized in a single PDF sheet that can easily be sent to the mechanical designer for accurate load calculations. This prevents over-sizing of mechanical systems and the laundry list of problems that come with it.
If our clients are looking for ways to improve their designs, we can run simulations with different building materials to evaluate any number of criteria such as: annual savings, code compliance, HERS Score, and more.
Our goal is to be an invaluable resource for our architect partners. We’ve achieved that goal when the project team is able to again focus on their design and leave the building specifications to us.