Design Build and Design Assist Bring Comprehensive Mechanical Solutions Full Circle

At TP Mechanical, we understand that mechanical systems can be the cause of costly ongoing building operation expenditures if they’re not well-planned and properly configured.

As a customer-driven, solutions-oriented organization, our experienced team of mechanical designers and engineers are committed to more than just fulfilling the specifications and requirements of your project. We provide comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for you, from pre-construction expertise through contracting and fabrication to the service and maintenance of your mechanical systems.

The Design Build and Design Assist difference

When you choose to use our Design Build approach, TP Mechanical handles the mechanical engineering – HVAC, fire protection and plumbing – from start to finish. We provide budgeting, cost-estimating and proposal services, system design and expert construction. Combined with our state-of-the-art fabrication process and efficient installation services, we ensure that your project will be cost-effective and on-time.

If you’re already working with outside engineering and architecture firms, you can still get the TP Mechanical advantage by utilizing our Design Assist program. We provide services in both system designs and constructability by applying our experience and expertise in construction. The result: A completed project with a reduced budget and streamlined timeline.

Using Design Build and Design Assist means:

  • Faster delivery to market
  • Reduced costs via system design and constructability
  • Enhanced coordination of integrated teams of experienced mechanical system experts
  • Minimized project risk
  • More efficient installs with state-of-the-art fabrication capabilities
  • Energy-efficient systems incorporated into designs

Innovation, expertise and excellence

Our Design Build and Design Assist teams are comprised of engineers skilled at applying speed-to-market and cost-effective mechanical engineering principles to create custom, innovative project plans that protect your interests, optimize your budget, streamline your timeline, and overcome your challenges and obstacles to meet your specific business needs. Our engineers can also apply Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles to improve the energy efficiency of the project.

“We deliver the whole package when we pair our Design Build and Design Assist services with state-of-the-art fabrication capabilities,” said Matt Anderson, business development leader for TP Mechanical. “The end result is that our clients have a building that delivers outstanding performance through the entire construction process and in day-to- day operations.”

To learn more about our Design Build and Design Assist Services visit:

http://www.tpmechanical.com/groups/designbuild/

How TP Mechanical Makes BIM Work for You

Sometimes our focus is so trained on the results that it can be eye-opening to look at the important steps required to get there. And one of those essential building blocks for TP Mechanical is BIM – or Building Information Modeling.

With BIM, our design/build teams use one comprehensive system of digital drawings that all members can access, instead of working on separate drawings. BIM combines 3-D modeling and information management for a more collaborative, streamlined effort that reduces the likelihood of mistakes.

TP Mechanical’s Design/Build Services

TP Mechanical’s expert design/build teams apply BIM methodology, along with pre-fabrication techniques and LEED principles, to create custom designs that meet your specific project needs. We collaborate with owners, architects and construction managers to design mechanical systems that accomplish multiple construction objectives. We provide engineering services for:

  • System Lifecycle Cost Analysis
  • HVAC Design Heat Load Calculations
  • HVAC System Design
  • Plumbing System Design and Layout
  • Fire Sprinkler Design and Layout
  • Duct and Piping Sizing and Layout
  • Equipment Selection
  • Energy Usage Analysis
  • Industrial Ventilation
  • Control Sequence Operations
  • Specifications

The BIM Bottom Line

By using BIM, TP Mechanical offers you the advantage of superior design capabilities along with true bottom-line benefits such as increased savings, faster results, improved accuracy and reduced risk of errors or discrepancies.

For more information

Download a copy of our Design/Build Services overview to look at all services and then Contact Us to see how we can work together to provide your next custom design solution.

Industry Spotlight: Healthcare

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TP Mechanical has spent years refining and perfecting the art of large-scale projects. Working with the healthcare sector since 1953, we have the experience and capabilities to lead new construction, expansion, remodeling and retrofitting projects for hospitals as well as assisted living and ambulatory facilities.

When you choose TP Mechanical for your healthcare construction needs, you’ll receive these benefits and more:

  • Enhanced infectious control due to construction in a controlled environment, clean and free of pollutants
  • Faster construction schedule for speed to market
  • Lower cost using lean manufacturing techniques
  • LEED principles for less waste, recycling of packaging and less scrap
  • Code conformity and strict quality control inspections

a1000768-christ-hospital-low-res-dsc_9701TP Mechanical has both the engineering expertise and innovative approach needed for the complex building processes necessary for inpatient, diagnostic, treatment research and food service functions. We work regularly with the region’s leading general contractors for hospital construction – Danis, Turner, Messer and Skanska – and our résumé includes some of the largest, most advanced healthcare facilities in the area.

Recent healthcare projects include:

  • Christ Hospital Orthopedic & Spine Center
  • Genesis Cancer Center
  • Jewish Hospital Heart Tower
  • Christ Hospital Medical Center
  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As a multifaceted construction contractor, TP Mechanical houses multiple construction capabilities under one roof. We offer end-to-end design/build services, including mechanical systems, plumbing, HVAC/R, fire protection and pre-fabrication for each of those areas. Our teams have the specialized knowledge necessary to ensure you get the best service and results.

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Interested in seeing all that we at TP Mechanical can do for you? Download a copy of our healthcare information sheet to get a complete look at our services.

To see some of our recent healthcare work, check out the Christ Hospital expansion project in our Portfolio.

How TP Mechanical Can Put Value Engineering to Work for You

Value engineering, value analysis, value methodology. There are a number of names for the same concept, but one thing is certain. Utilizing knowledge and experience to add value to a project or process can deliver a better end result.

The value engineering concept developed during World War II as General Electric purchasing engineers looked for material and component substitutes due to time shortages. Value engineering is now a systematic and organized approach to improve projects, products and processes. It aims to achieve essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost while still maintaining performance, quality, reliability and safety.

Because of the resulting reduced time and lower costs while still assuring quality, many industries embrace value engineering including:

  • Building designers and contractors
  • Auto manufacturers
  • Chemical companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Federal and local governments

Enhancing Value Every Step of the Way

TP Mechanical’s Vice President for Cincinnati and Dayton Operations Mayur Kadakia sees first-hand how the company collaborates with clients to provide value engineering on a project-by-project basis. “Our team seeks and achieves the optimum balance between function, cost, performance and safety.”

Engineering BlogOur emphasis on value engineering starts at the very beginning. TP Mechanical’s team of estimators recommend a variety of options to save our clients money while still ensuring end-goal quality. Once a plan is approved, our team of skilled CAD designers then leverage their training in the latest technology, equipment and design techniques to create an efficient, effective design. We employ licensed professional engineers as well as work with outside engineering firms to review designs.

Value engineering can come in a variety of forms – from a decision to use a water-saving shower valve in a college residence hall to recommending a point-of-use water heater instead of traditional tank heaters in a hotel. For each project, a cost-benefit analysis can provide construction managers and owners with the details they need to determine the value of each choice.

TP Mechanical’s designers also stay on top of regulatory rules and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines in order for clients to stay in compliance and achieve green status. Check out our portfolio of projects to see the results for yourself and then contact us for more information on how we can make value engineering work for your next project.

LEED v4: A Mechanical Contractor and Service Provider’s View

It’s been 20 months since the members of the U.S. Green Building Council overwhelmingly passed the standards for LEED v4 (July 2013), and the deadline for the official transition to the new guidelines is approaching (June 1, 2015).

Construction Managers and Contractors alike have had a chance to get their feet wet with the new standards. The most exciting changes have been those that bring more construction projects from different market segments into the fold.

At TP Mechanical, we are seeing projects seeking LEED in some of the newer market sectors outlined in LEED v4, especially:

  • Existing schools
  • Warehouses and distribution centers
  • Hospitality

Each of these new markets can earn credits for energy efficiency, air quality and reduced water usage – that’s where the mechanical contractor comes in. Our team of experts has been assisting projects in selecting the best equipment, systems and materials to achieve LEED v4 goals. We look forward to continue to do that for our customers.

Credit for maintenance

The new LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system also added exciting new credits that are important for facilities managers to take notice of. The combination of various v2009 credits were into condensed, clearer versions.

The goal of these ratings is to emphasize building performance management to ensure the long-term success of a LEED-certified project. It only makes sense to give buildings credit not just for their construction, but also the operation of the space. The goal is for owners’ investments in green technologies to help them achieve the maximum ROI and environmental benefits.

TP Mechanical’s Service group is privileged to be able to partner with green buildings to maintain their equipment and facilities – keeping them in tip-top condition to continue reaching their green goals.

Contact TP Mechanical today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your LEED v4 goals.