IP Group goes beyond system design to provide in-depth specialty services that solve your engineering problems.
STUDIES AND REVIEWS
Assessment of a building’s existing condition and its potential for improvement is necessary for any renovation project. IP Group can provide clients with the information they need to make informed decisions on courses of action. We perform condition and feasibility studies that analyze the adequacy of existing systems and equipment, documenting the capability of heating and air-conditioning units, the availability of utility tie-ins, and the capacities of electrical equipment to support additional loads. IP Group assesses which systems can provide additional capacities and which need upgrades. These expert reviews contribute to accurate projections and cost estimation. IP Group performs energy conservation studies to reveal energy waste and to establish money-saving solutions for existing buildings.
The expertise of IP Group’s experienced professional engineers is available for dispute resolution pertaining to problematic building design and construction. IP Group provides expert witness services and specialist advice for trials and arbitrations. In an attempt to preclude disputes, IP Group also offers pre-lease surveys for contract negotiations. We help clients clearly define mechanical and electrical requirements to ensure comfort for building occupants and to minimize disputes as energy use changes over the terms of the contract. Our clients include attorneys, insurance companies, managing agents, building owners, and tenants.
IP Group has extensive experience in the fields of energy conservation, advocating systems that are sensitive to the environment. A well-designed system and correct product specification can minimize energy consumption and waste. Minimizing usage saves money for the occupant and protects the environment through reducing ozone layer depletion and the rate of global warming. As building elements are related to and impact each other, we optimize each element as part of the whole project.
Integrating modern mechanical and electrical systems into historic buildings is a specialty of IP Group. Honoring the original building design while allocating space for electrical and mechanical equipment, such as ductwork, is a common challenge in older buildings. IP Group has extensive experience in engineering solutions that are both functionally and aesthetically successful. IP Group is proficient in providing space requirements for various types of mechanical and electrical equipment, allowing close integration with the building architecture and interior design.
ATC SYSTEM DESIGN
IP Group recognizes the industry-wide difficulties of managing the Automatic Temperature Control Systems (ATC) during the cost-estimating, bidding, and construction administration phases. Bidding disputes often erupt regarding the ATC systems. IP Group treats Automatic Temperature Controls as a multi-disciplinary specialized engineering application, producing drawings and specifications that are managed separately from HVAC and Electrical systems, thus facilitating construction.