Blower Door Testing Requirement Comes to Denver

Paul Kriescher, RESNET, BPI, Vice President, PCD Engineering – Have you heard the building codes news from the city of Denver? Denver will soon join the city of Fort Collins (which introduced air-tightness testing into its code in 2014) as a Colorado building jurisdiction that requires blower door testing of all new construction and major renovation projects. This means that …

PCD Engineering and Lightly Treading Join Forces

Lightly Treading is now part of PCD Engineering. See why our two companies decided to merge, and how our clients will benefit. We are pleased to inform you that Lightly Treading, Inc. of Denver, Colorado has merged with PCD Engineering, Inc., located in Longmont, Colorado. Both offices will remain fully staffed. Lightly Treading and PCD Engineering have a history going …

Mechanical Consulting

Mechanical engineering helps form the foundation of our building system technology practice. As mechanical engineer of record, we provide services of mechanical design including heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), exhaust, humification and dehumidification, space pressurization and process mechanical systems. We use building information modeling software to evaluate design alternatives as part of an integrated design process. We recognize that efficient mechanical design …

Electrical Consulting

Our electrical engineering services encompass all aspects of electrical design including medium voltage distribution, telecommunications outside plant, line voltage distribution and building electrical systems, lighting design and low voltage systems such as fire alarm, card access and security. Medium Voltage Distribution Our experience in medium voltage distribution for campus environments includes single source radial distribution, single and dual source loop …

Plumbing Systems Consulting

Our professional plumbing engineers provide services encompassing all aspects of plumbing systems design and construction administration including domestic water, irrigation water, storm water, fire suppression water, sanitary drainage (sewer), natural gas, propane and other fuel systems, as well as other special water, gas and waste systems.  Our designs address owner requirements, pollution/contamination and safety, accessibility, water/energy efficiency, sustainability, redundancy and …

Fast 50

PCD Engineering Named Denver Business Journal ‘FAST 50’ Company!

PCD Engineering is excited to be recognized as a 2018 Denver Business Journal Fast 50 company! Fast 50 company rankings are based on the percentage growth for fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Denver Business Journal honored these 50 Denver metro-area private companies at a cocktail awards celebration on October 24, 2018, where the FAST 50 companies were separated …

Spec Box – Who Knew?

By Dave Olson, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP – PCD Engineering Throughout my career I have conducted HVAC and plumbing design for many new and remodel projects, on virtually every sort of building type imaginable. When I am doing a re-adaptation of an existing building at PCD Engineering, the first step for me is to conduct a thorough survey, focusing on …

Construction Cost Savings Through Performance Path Energy Code Compliance

By Jacob Goodman, LEED AP – PCD Engineering Building energy code compliance is becoming increasing stringent, putting energy code compliance front and center in the minds of the design and construction team when embarking on a building project. Meeting the prescriptive requirements of the local energy code can become a costly headache without thoughtful, early planning. While all buildings must …

Building Tune-Ups

By Peter D’Antonio, PE, LEED AP, CEM – PCD Engineering Building tune-ups (aka recommissioning) are opportunities that address the trifecta of bottom line improvements for an organization: increased asset value, increased productivity, and reduced maintenance and operating expenses. Building air quality and thermal comfort have been shown to significantly impact occupant and staff productivity. Couple that with the fact that …

Building Performance Tracking Through Energy Analytics

By Peter D’Antonio, PE, LEED AP, CEM – PCD Engineering Tracking the performance of your facility investment is no different than any other asset. It is part of sound operations process, it can identify improvements, verify performance and insure savings persist over time. Improving building performance continues as one of the highest return, lowest risk investment opportunities and helps commercial …