Commissioning – New Buildings

Commissioning Delivers A Building That Works Building commissioning consists of systematically documenting that specified components and systems have been designed, installed and started up properly, and then functionally tested to verify and document proper operation through all modes and conditions.  Our commissioning process assures peak building performance. Numerous studies have shown that commissioning can reduce energy consumption up to 20 percent. By ensuring …

Recommissioning – Existing Buildings

Recommissioning Restores Comfort and Efficiency As a building ages, non-operational control strategies, faulty equipment, and deferred maintenance may result in system inefficiencies that are not readily noticeable. As a result, you may be paying more in energy costs than necessary and experiencing comfort issues. Recommissioning existing buildings helps to restore the original intended operating performance. If your facility has not …

Forensic Engineering / Expert Witness

Our team of engineers, building scientists, and consultants have decades of experience with technologies in the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical fields. Our accomplished experts provide the scientific clarification and big-picture perspective needed to help guide legal teams. We provide services for all phases of dispute resolution, from initial site investigation and documentation to courtroom testimony. Specific services include:

Forensic Engineering / Expert Witness

The right expert can offer a powerful advantage during litigation. Our team of engineers, building scientists, and consultants have decades of experience with technologies in the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical fields. Our building systems experts provide the scientific clarification and big-picture perspective needed to help guide legal teams. We provide services for all phases of dispute resolution, from initial …

Professional Planning & Consulting

Third-party review provides for varied perspectives and reduced errors, omissions and project change orders. PCD Engineering provides project development assistance to customers who are considering undertaking a new construction, facility improvement, or energy conservation projects. We also work with engineering and design firms and energy service companies who desire third-party review. We provide the following project planning, development, and review …

LEED Consulting & Management

LEED certified buildings, an average, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water. Organizations and building stakeholders are realizing the financial, environmental and market benefits of adopting sustainable principles and practices. PCD Engineering provides the following green consulting services: We provide expert LEED technical assistance to project teams to answer questions and streamline the LEED application and submittal process. …

Measurement & Verification

M&V provides the information for your building to operate at peak performance. To ensure the performance of our designs meet our predictions, we often complete performance evaluations which include a combination of monitored data, utility bill evaluation and spreadsheet calculations. Our capabilities range from simple one-time measurements of temperatures, flows, light levels or pollutant concentration, to long-term data collection and …

Acoustical Consulting

Avoid “conventional-but-expensive” solutions through our carefully scrutinized engineering solutions. Perhaps you are concerned about noise and vibration from mechanical systems such as fans, pumps, cooling compressors, steam, generators, turbines, or electrical equipment? We provide expert analysis and recommended solutions for these issues thorough use of modeling to mitigate sound from rooftop mechanical equipment, mechanical rooms, elevator and mechanical shafts and …