Bernhard is one of the top mechanical engineering companies in the nation. With over 50 registered mechanical engineers across our firm, we offer consulting engineering for projects of any size and scale. Our expertise includes building HVAC design, controls design, campus and district energy systems, and energy conservation programs.
We take a holistic approach to design, Our engineers work collaboratively with the team to optimize a project’s design from the very beginning. For HVAC system selection, we provide lifecycle cost analysis so our clients can make an informed decision and choose the equipment that will best serve the facility’s long-term needs.
Our mechanical engineering services include:
- Feasibility Studies
- Facility Condition Assessments
- Infrastructure Master Planning
- Lifecycle Cost Analysis
- Schematic Design
- Design Documents
- Construction Documents
- Construction Administration
- Building Information Modeling
- Cost Estimating
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
are at the forefront of our design approach.
We recognize that mechanical systems are one of the biggest energy consuming building systems. That’s why our staff seek innovative solutions for HVAC. We want to help you save energy and reduce operating costs.
Bernhard is recognized as an industry leader in energy conservation. We pioneered the use of the heat pump chiller heater (HPCH) in healthcare facilities and were one of the earliest to leverage the benefits of chilled beam technology in the United States. We have received 8 ASHRAE Energy Awards, 2 Presidential Energy Awards, and an ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for Fostering Excellence in Engineering Design for our innovative work in energy savings.
Building Information Modeling
Building information modeling (BIM) has become increasingly important as buildings and their systems become more complex. We’ve used computer-aided design (CAD) and BIM tools since they were first available. In fact, our firm was one of the first to adopt Autodesk’s REVIT software. All of our engineers and designers are trained to design using BIM software. We leverage this technology to improve the quality of our designs and facilitate collaboration with the project team.
Building Controls Design
The building automation system (BAS) or control system reacts in real-time to environmental variables to maintain ideal conditions within each space. As time and technology have progressed, more building systems are connected and controlled by the BAS, leading the BAS to drive the vast majority of a building’s utility costs. Bernhard’s controls design services optimize the BAS with sequences of operation and programming for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort.
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All engineering services are performed by Bernhard TME, LLC, or its affiliated entities.