Before construction begins, before the architect starts designing, and often even before the land is purchased, our civil engineers are assessing the site and determining the constraints for development. We show you how properly selecting or evaluating a site can save time and money as well as preserve the natural environment.
While the importance of hydrology studies, utility design, and permitting issues may not be evident, they are all essential parts of the assessment equation. That is where we can help.
With the use of technology, and the expertise, of our civil engineers we can assist you in visualizing how site design can best enhance your building. Every site is different and our civil engineers are skilled at crafting unique solutions for minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment. This ensures that what is outside your building works as well as what is inside your building.
Along with the architects and interior designers who shape, color and give texture to the space, electrical engineers complete the “feel” of the environment by designing the lighting to complement the architecture and augment the natural light.
As part of the design team, electrical engineers also work to map out an infrastructure for your building that will allow you to keep up with the changes in technology. We design the systems that no one notices until they need them: the fire alarm and security systems that keep everyone safe during a worship service, while a student solves a math problem, or during a new mother’s restful sleep after the birth of a baby.
“The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.” – Pablo Picasso
A successful mechanical design results in a comfortable, quiet and functional building. HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection may be low in glamour, but we know they rank high in importance. At CDH, we are experienced in designing quiet, efficient economical mechanical systems that work so well you won’t even notice them.
As mechanical engineers, we are an integral part of the design team. Our goal is to add value to the selection, placement and configuration of equipment, by taking into consideration the life cycle cost of each design choice.
“Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.” – James A. Michener
Integrity is more than skin deep. The structural integrity beneath the skin of a building is where our work as structural designers is found. Most observers know that it is there, but do not consider how it came into being. As the architectural design takes form, our structural engineers collaborate with the architect, mechanical engineers, and others on the team to integrate the needed framework.
Our structural engineers bring solutions that do not inhibit the creativity of the design team, allowing the space to successfully meet the design objectives and provide the most cost effective structure possible.
“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller