We guide buildings from the idea stage through construction and beyond by providing mechanical, plumbing and technology consulting as well as engineering design services for projects ranging from greenfield buildings to retrofits to historic renovations.
The firm has considerable experience in new construction, as well as in remodel, renovation and system evaluation. Petty & Associates can be retained as the Prime Consultant or Design Team Member, and has provided services for Design-Build and CMAR projects. Various up-to-date software and equipment is utilized in the analysis and design of our projects to ensure efficiency and use of the most current criteria and technology.
System/Equipment selection, sizing, cost estimating, controls, test and balance, and commissioning. Systems are designed with a high level of sustainability and in accordance to industry standards, building codes, and local ordinances.
System/Fixture selection, sizing, cost estimating, and hot and cold water distribution with considerations for overlap with the HVAC and fire protection systems. Plumbing systems and fixtures are selected and designed to promote the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare; and are designed to maximize the conservation of water and in accordance to industry standards, building codes, and local ordinances.
Design analysis, pipe, equipment and materials, and cost estimating for fire suppression and detection systems, vibration and seismic control, and smoke management. Fire, life safety, and building code analysis addresses the fire protection requirements of the project.
Petty & Associates is a member of the U. S. Green Building Council, the Nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Renewal energy strategies have been utilized in design such as geothermal, solar, and ice storage.
Many studies have been provided over the years to evaluate mechanical systems providing for upgrade recommendations, feasibility for building projects from minor alterations to large scale remodels, life cycle cost, energy management, or master planning.
Services including site inspection, analysis, research, reporting, and expert witness testimony have been provided over the years assisting both plaintiff and defense counsel on a broad range of cases. Forensic services can range from facilities or equipment that do not perform as intended to those causing personal injury or property damage.
We focus many years of construction management experience on the construction phase of a project. This helps insure that the finished project more closely meets the design intent. Furthermore, we follow through with the fine tuning of mechanical equipment, and frequently assist the contractor and owner in the operation and maintenance of the systems. We believe this follow-through service is essential for assuring that the owner gets the building for which he has contracted thus protecting his financial investment.
In addition to traditional mechanical engineering services we also offer related services such as comfort analysis, envelope optmimzation, carbon-footprint analysis, water cycle analysis and energy modeling. In everything that we do, we prioritize quality and work responsibly - keeping a close eye on cost and sustainability. Across the diversity of our disciplines and throughout our integrated project teams, our approach is distinguished by leadership, collaboration and cooridnation.
Functionally intensive facilities optimized for flexibility, efficiency, and sustainability require technical guidance in the early concept stages of a project. We collaborate to fully understand client goals, program objectives, user needs and facility standards. We provide feedback, offer solution alternatives and effectively implement decisions that inform and integrate with structural and architectural solutions.
Our solutions are distinguished by quality, as we provide a level of expertise that sets industry standards. From simple to complex project types, we provide integrated services coordinated to a value far greater than a sum of their individual parts. Our approach is often facilitated by the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to increase concurrent productivity in design and construction with a three-dimensional digital representation of the facility's functional and physical characteristics.