Engineering Your Vision

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Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Energy Management
Structural Design
Construction Contract Administration
REVIT / AutoCAD / BIM

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a field of engineering that studies and applies the theories of electricity and electromagnetism.  It covers a range of subtopics that includes power distribution, control systems, electronics, signal processing and telecommunications.

The Electrical Engineers of HODGE Engineering provide complete electrical system designs for your site and building to meet or exceed all national electrical codes and standards.  All designs are based on power and load studies, fault current analyses, and the latest edition of the National Electrical Code adopted by the local and state authorities.  With safety always the top priority, the basis of the systems is practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.

Electrical system designs include but not limited to power and lighting, fire protection and life safety, process and equipment controls, and back-up/emergency power.  Our electrical engineers have a wide range of experience and can offer custom solutions to meet and exceed their client needs.  The following are some areas of expertise and electrical engineering services available:

  • Medium / Low-Voltage Power Systems Design

  • Indoor / Outdoor Lighting Design

  • Power and Load Studies

  • Fault Current Analyses

  • Power Factor Correction

  • Lightning Protection and Grounding

  • Fire Alarm / Life Safety System Design

  • Power Distribution Equipment Specification

  • Control Circuiting and Panel Design

  • Process Control and Instrumentation

  • Programmable Logic Controller Applications

  • UPS / Generator Emergency Power Systems

  • NFPA 70E Arc Flash Compliance

  • Electrical Drawings and Specifications

  • New Equipment Check Out and Start up Support

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.  It applies the principles of materials science and physics for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

The design involves the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems of buildings and facilities.  In addition, process piping connections such as water, air, and gas tie in from water, gas, and sewer mains to mechanical and process equipment.

  • HVAC System Design

  • HVAC Control Systems

  • Trane Design Software

  • Geothermal and Closed Loop Systems

  • Hot and Chilled Water Systems

  • Boilers and Related Piping Systems

  • Utility and Process Piping

  • Sanitary Waste and Domestic Plumbing Systems

  • Fire Protection and Sprinkler Design

  • Energy Conservation Assessments

  • Energy Recovery Systems

  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis

  • IAQ and Humidity Analysis

Energy Management

Energy use in a building is one of the costliest parts of operating a building or facility.  Modern HVAC and lighting for example, have advanced in energy efficiency to where replacing existing systems and equipment will pay for itself through energy savings in relatively short periods of time.  HODGE provides evaluation and design services that consider if a building owner might benefit from upgrading current equipment and systems to more efficient ones that provide an acceptable return on investment.

  • Analyze General Energy Usage

  • Detailed Energy Studies

  • Create Energy Usage Profile

  • Provide Savings Summary and ROI for Energy Conservation Measures

  • Perform Pre/Post Measurement and Verification

  • ASHRAE Level Energy Audits

Structural Design

Structural design applies engineering principles used for stationary objects such as buildings, structural equipment framework, and bridges, or mobile objects with rigid shapes.

The HODGE structural design and engineering team selects materials and member type, calculates sizes, and recommends configuration to carry loads in a safe and practical method.  This is achieved by first determining the criteria for acceptable performance.

Working closely with the client, the load or forces to be resisted are identified.  These “reactions” will set the basis of the structural design.  Other structural experience include and services are:

  • Structural Systems Investigations and Evaluations

  • Foundation Design

  • Reinforced Concrete Design

  • Pre-Cast Concrete and Masonry Design

  • Structural Steel Design

  • Retaining Wall Design

  • Wood Structure

Construction Contract Administration

If you are concerned and/or unfamiliar with the construction process in addition to having a lean staff who has more important tasks running your business, HODGE provides Construction Contract Administration (CCA) services.  A staff of knowledgeable professionals is available to provide an “Owner’s Representative” to look out for the owner’s interests and address issues and concerns that arise in the construction process; additionally reducing owner liability.

  • Owner Representation

  • Construction Contract Management

  • Pre-Award Activities

  • Construction Observation

  • Construction Closeout

  • Grant Management

REVIT / AutoCAD / BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a building.  It relies on a coordinated 3D model of the building that includes the Architecture, Structural systems, Mechanical systems, Plumbing Systems, and Electrical systems.  It becomes a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle.  HODGE uses a variety of Cad (Computer Aided Design) software programs including AutoCAD and REVIT to create the BIM 3D model that is used for life-cycle and cost analysis.

  • Currently Running AutoCAD 2016

  • Currently Running REVIT 2015