Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing
While there are many factors that contribute to making facilities efficient and reliable, we understand that none are as important as the complex, interdependent systems working behind the scenes. Our MEP engineers specialize in designing new or replacement systems as well as evaluating and upgrading existing systems using the latest technology and sustainable design practices for high performance buildings.
From lighting and illumination to HVAC systems, our teams design holistic solutions that affect every part of your building or facility. We design data and communications networks, security solutions, and thermal and electrical distribution systems for campuses and transportation networks. Our teams also specialize in designing life safety systems for critical facilities, such as emergency power, access and security and fire protection and detection.
- Control systems
- Thermal and electrical distribution
- Normal and emergency power design
- Data and communication networks
- Critical/emergency/redundant systems
- Arc flash analysis
- Plumbing and fire protection/detection
- HVAC systems
- Energy modeling
- Commissioning & retro-commissioning
- Moisture and humidity management
- Industrial ventilation
- Steam and chilled water systems
- Medical gases
MEP Engineering Leadership
Denney Howard, P.E., LEED Green Associate
Associate, Chief Electrical Engineer
Mr. Howard has 36 years of experience in the engineering design field of electrical, controls, instrumentation, and site electrical utility systems. Denney's diverse experience includes electrical design and engineering projects for new and renovated facilities, including institutional, solid hazardous waste, transportation and recreation, water and wastewater utilities, and more.
Denney’s broad range of design and engineering experience includes interior and exterior lighting, utility coordination, normal and emergency power distribution, medium-voltage distribution systems, grounding and surge protection, telecommunication systems, SCADA interface, fire alarm systems, security systems, lightning protection systems, life safety systems, public access systems, and more. His electrical design background also includes energy studies analyzing utility and operational data in order to make recommendations on energy saving measures for clients.
Jeff Thomas, P.E., CEM, CEA, GBE
Senior Associate, Facilities Team Leader
As an experienced electrical engineer and project manager, Mr. Thomas manages the design of facility upgrades and new facilities projects for a variety of public and private market sectors, including healthcare, institutional, municipal, and food distribution. He is responsible for the delivery of MEP design and engineering services including electrical modeling, field investigation, power generation design, power supply system design, system commissioning, energy management, utility design, and condition assessments.
As a chief energy analyst, Jeff specializes in energy analysis and auditing with a focus on resource conservation and renewable energy to ultimately minimize operational energy costs for our clients. He has provided energy services for hundreds of facilities throughout the country for clients including the Defense Commissary Agency and General Services Administration.