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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The Electrical Engineers of HODGE Engineering provide complete electrical system designs for your site and buildings to meet or exceed all local regulations. Safety will always be the top priority, and is the basis of all systems to safeguard persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. Our electrical team has 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 Voltage Power Systems Design
  • Low Voltage Power Systems Design
  • Indoor / Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Power + Load Studies Fault Current Analysis
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Coordination Studies
  • Lightning Protection + Grounding
  • Fire Alarm / Life Safety System Design
  • Control Circuiting + Panel Design
  • Process Control + Instrumentation
  • Programmable Logic Controller Applications
  • UPS / Generator Emergency Power Systems
  • NFPA 70E Arc Flash Compliance Reports
  • Electrical Drawings + Specifications
  • New Equipment Check-Out + Startup Support
  • Home Electrical Inspections
  • Pool Grounding Inspections

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering 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 + Closed Loop Systems
  • Hot + Chill Water Systems
  • Utility + Process Piping
  • Compressed Air System Design
  • Steam System Design
  • Sanitary Waste + Domestic Plumbing Systems
  • Fire Protection + Sprinkler Design
  • Energy Conservation Assessments
  • Energy Recovery Systems
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • IAQ + Humidity Analysis
  • Clean Room + Laboratory HVAC Design

Manufacturing Process DEsign

  • Engineering designs for overhead cranes, specialty high-hazard flammable storage, and paint booths with underground concrete vaults
  • Complete electrical designs for all process equipment such as molding machines, aluminum, die-casting machines, chillers, pumps, air compressors, etc.
  • Develop functional and operational specifications

Structural engineering

The HODGE structural engineering and design team aims to determine feasible solutions that will provide quality and efficient designs to our clients. We base our designs on a comprehensive understanding of the latest applicable building codes, material specifications, and engineering practices. We understand that collaboration is essential, and with the use of BIM software such as Autodesk Revit, we ensure our projects are coordinated and integrated with architectural requirements and other engineering disciplines as needed. The following are some of the structural engineering services available:

  • Evaluations & Structural Systems Investigations 
  • Foundation Design
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Masonry Design
  • Wood + Timber Design
  • Cold Formed Steel Design

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Energy usage and cost has continued to increase in buildings as owners and managers struggle to keep up with changing trends, climate conditions, and technologies. Energy benchmarks have been incorporated into codes and standards that most building types undergoing new construction or major renovations must meet in order to be approved by code officials.

In addition, existing buildings that have antiquated systems or that were not designed to current codes benefit from analyzing energy use to reduce cost of energy/maintenance and to improve occupant comfort.

HODGE provides expertise on the latest energy codes and technologies to assure that building designs meet owner requirements. HODGE evaluates and analyzes existing buildings and makes recommendations for improvements focusing on return on investment. HODGE provides experience in the following areas:

  • Analyze Existing Energy Usage + Utility Cost
  • Perform ASRAE Level I, II + III Energy Audits
  • Energy Star Benchmarking + Tracking
  • Trane Trace 700 + Energy Modeling
  • On-Site Renewable Energy Production
  • LEED Projects
  • ASHRAE 90.1 + International Energy
  • Conservation Code (IECC) Requirements
  • Verification of Implemented Energy Conservation Measures

REVIT/ BIM/ CAD

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 2016 – 2018

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

CHECK OUT OUR PROCESS!

1- Project Conception

  • Determination of Goals, Priorities, & Risk
  • Gather & Analyze Data
  • Identify Constraints
  • Establish Initial Scope & Alternatives
  • Resources/Team Establishment

2- Planning Stage

  • Scope & Budget
  • Construction Cost Estimates
  • Risk Management
  • Determine Deadlines
  • Tasks Required

3- Design Stage

  • Development & Approval Of Design Documents
  • Hazard Operation Evaluation
  • Functional & Equipment Specifications
  • Construction Verification Documents
  • Commissioning Plan

4- Execution

  • Project Awards & Permits
  • Project Tracking
  • Submittal Reviews
  • Respond to Information Requests
  • Quality Control

5- Closure

  • Construction Verification
  • Punch Lists
  • Employee Training
  • Equipment Start-Up & Testing
  • System Commisioning
  • Lessons Learned