A/Z’s design and engineering team members share a diverse range of hands-on experience. These professionals start any undertaking by listening to your goals; then, working with proven emerging technologies for design, modeling, and collaboration, they transform those goals into reality.
We have the capabilities and resources to lead initiatives of nearly any scale. Our multidisciplinary, licensed engineers and designers can integrate seamlessly into project / program teams or provide standalone support based on your individual needs. This is facilitated by our relevant architectural and engineering registrations. We are typically providing the following design and engineering services:
Continuity and reliability of mechanical systems in buildings are critical to our clients’ success. Business owners rely on mechanical systems to consistently provide a safe, comfortable work environment for their employees with an increasing focus on energy conservation and sustainability. At A/Z, we leverage our mechanical engineering, trade experience, and relationships with local utilities to optimize our design solutions to meet the goals of our clients. Our engineers provide a full range of design from feasibility studies and turn-key design-build solutions to full central plant and campus utility master-planning. A/Z can provide life cycle cost analysis early in projects for a more comprehensive approach to ensure budget expectations are met throughout the design process.
- HVAC Design
- Plumbing Design
- Fire Protection (Performance Based Design)
- Building Automation System Design
- Central Plant Design
- Feasibility Studies
- Energy Conservation Analysis
- Utility Incentive Optimization Studies
- Campus Utility Optimization Studies
Complex electrical distribution systems are an integral part of modern business. Companies require power to run their operations and A/Z’s experience in power infrastructure and backup systems has proven itself to many of our customers during times where the electrical systems are under duress. We provide reliable, technology-driven solutions, from low voltage distribution systems to medium voltage campus solutions. We are also certified to perform a portfolio of power studies including arc flash analysis, thermography studies, grounding analysis, and others.
- Utility Interconnection
- Power Distribution
- Emergency Power Infrastructure
- Backup Systems
- Lighting Design
- Life Safety Systems
- Building Systems Assessments
- Arc Flash & Coordination Studies
Virtual Design & Engineering (VDC)
The use of technology in the construction sector is revolutionizing how we design, plan, and execute our projects. A/Z’s VDC capabilities are allowing our teams to enhance our projects with these technologies as the industry continues to evolve.
A/Z ’s team members are deploying VDC solutions through the use of leading-edge technologies such as 3D geospatial scanning. Our engineers and technologies use this advanced hardware to rapidly and precisely gather detailed information on building environments before, during, and after construction. These scans are orders of magnitude faster and more accurate than traditional field notes, hand sketches, and photos.
A/Z can virtually build a 3D model of MEP Issued for Construction packages to identify special conflicts as designed by outside engineering groups and reduce risk to the cost and schedule caused by the need for rework. Additionally, the VDC team’s efforts allow A/Z to model installation routes, rigging plans, and setting requirements for major equipment. The practical applications are limitless for the information gathered by our VDC team.
- BIM Management Plan Development
- Sequence & Phasing Planning
- Clash Detection & Mitigation
- Interdisciplinary Coordination
- 3D / 4D / 5D Model Development
- Model Subcontractor Coordination
- As-Built Coordination
- Turnover Package Support
A/Z’s architectural support services is a great enhancement to the agility of our teams. We have built this capability in-house to provide feasibility studies, conceptual through detailed design, building modeling, and facility and master planning services for projects and structures ranging from corporate offices to research and healthcare facilities.
- Code Analysis
- Conceptual Design
- Supporting Design Documents
- Building Modeling
- Building Assessments