BUILDING SERVICES

ECF performs projects from initial studies, to detailed design and construction management, through final commissioning. We offer our clients experienced professionals with the capability to scope, estimate, develop and execute the technical aspects of a project.

ECF's experienced engineers are knowledgeable in planning, designing, and installing systems that meet our client's financial, technical, and scheduling goals. Our professionals have designed and operated building services systems as employees, and use that experience to develop cost effective solutions that can be implemented in the most practical manner for each project.

ECF's goal is to deliver and execute quality solutions that are tailored to meet industry guidelines, regulatory requirements, technological advances, and most importantly our client's project and system needs, objectives and goals.

 

ECF has the combination of resources and experience that is ideally suited to successfully meet all of your project needs. With our hands-on experience as owners, operators and consultants, ECF can successfully execute your project and enhance your project team's capabilities. We pride ourselves on our ability to complete quality projects expeditiously, safely and efficiently, on time and within budget. 

Contract and Construction Management

ECF provides a complete range of contract and construction management services designed to assist clients in achieving business objectives. Each construction project is assigned a manager responsible for schedules, budgets, and work products. 


• Specification and bid package preparation
• Value engineering
• Contractor pre-qualification
• Evaluation and solicitation of bids
• Scheduling, cost estimates and cash flow planning
• Inspection of all phases of work 
• Monitoring of safety programs
• Documentation control and management

Electrical Systems

ECF provides specification and design of electrical systems and equipment for lighting, power generation, distribution, control, and communications. In addition, ECF's extensive utility electrical engineering experience allows us to provide the full range of electric utility interconnection services for any building or facility project.

• Power Systems Design
• Lighting Systems Design
• Communication Systems Design
• Alarm Systems Design
• Lightning Protection Systems Design
• Grounding Systems Design
• Instrumentation and Control Systems Design

 

Fire Protection Systems

ECF provides a fire protection system design that deals with the analysis of fire hazards and the mitigation of fire damage by proper design, construction, arrangement, and use of buildings.

• Fire Sprinklers
• Standpipes
• Fire Detections and Alarm
• Special Hazard Systems
• Smoke Management
• Instrumentation and Control Systems Design 

Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

ECF's HVAC design team works with our client's team from design through construction to develop the right solution so each project is provided an optimized HVAC system. Our mechanical engineers are continually researching new technologies, and reviewing code and regulation updates to identify new efficiencies and safeguards for cost effective designs.

• Defining the basic load dynamics
• Evaluating solution alternatives via life-cycle analysis
• Optimizing system performance
• Selecting final HVAC equipment
• Establishing energy budget for owners
• Verification of proposed equipment performance
• Commissioning Design Intent

Plumbing Systems

ECF provides plumbing system design as well as storm water, sewer, natural gas, domestic water, irrigation water and other special water and waste systems.

• Domestic/Potable Water System
• Domestic Hot Water
• Plumbing Fixtures
• Sanitary Sewer Systems
• Storm Water Systems
• Gas systems
• Compressed Air Systems

Project Management & Engineering Services

Whether you are seeking a vision for market entry, have a complex technology, or are developing a small or large project, ECF's Consulting Division offers the following services:

• Planning, Feasibility and Conceptual Engineering
• Owners Engineering
• Project Scoping and Development
• Engineering and Design (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection)
• Program, Project and Construction Management
• Material Procurement and Contract Specifications Development
• Value Engineering

Project Consulting & Management 

The most important factors to consider in project management are scope, schedule, project understanding, and controls. Utilizing our staff's years of experience and the most up-to-date software ECF can manage any size project to a successful completion on time and within budget. These services include:

• Scheduling
• Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA)
• Earned Value Management (EVM)
• Financial Planning & Cost Controls
• Risk Management
• Communication Plan
• Quality Assurance/Quality Control
•Procurement & Material Expediting
• Performance Tracking
• Contract Management
• Staffing Plan

Project Highlights
Organic Nutrition - Pranger Enterprises

ECF Engineering Consultants to provide engineering services for the design of HVAC system for a new Organic Nutrition facility in Boynton Beach, Florida. The HVAC system shall utilize on site pond/lake as a geothermal solution. ECF will first perform a feasibility study to determine on-site lake conditions. Lake volume, seasonal temperature gradients and estimated heat exchange rate shall be determined during the study phase. The feasibility study of the HVAC system for Organic Nutrition will consisted of  performing an analysis of the on-site lake to determine characteristics. The assessment report highlighted the cooling load capacity of on-site lake. The design a complete and functional HVAC system that provides an environment for Organic Nutrition that is conducive to clean air work facility for employees and quality air environment for growing processes.4. Provide construction administration services for the implementation of HVAC system.

 
ICYG Learning Center & Museum - Inner City Youth  Golf, Inc. 

The ICYG Learning Center & Museum is a 3,260 Sq. Ft. educational facility built to celebrate the accomplishments of African American in golf. ECF Engineering Consultants was the engineer of record for this project in designing the HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems.  The HVAC system utilized a multi-zone approach to manage peak and off-peak loads the facility will see. The electrical system incorporated photomataic lighting sensors and smart switches for energy efficiency. The fire protection system was design to exceed minimum requirements in considering students safety while using the facility.

Aviation Facility Electrical Engineering Services - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 

ECF Engineering Consultants was the electrical engineer of record for the addition of a transformer off the generator circuit panel at the aviation facility for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The project also included the addition of two new circuits. A 50 amp and a 30 amp outlet was installed to new panel. 

Aviation Facility Electrical Engineering Services - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 

ECF Engineering Consultants was the engineer of record for the evaluation of a existing transformer within the main jail facility and its sub panels. The project also included the addition of one (1) 20 amp circuit for new equipment use.

ECF Engineering Consultants prepared construction documents to replace the current diesel generator that services the entire fleet/general services building electrical load, including air conditioning, with a new generator. ECF provided complete specifications of the needed switching requirements. ECF evaluated the generator main line to the main electric room, switching and all related equipment and include any needed upgrades in wiring to equipment from the generator to the main electric room. The new generator was sized for a run time of no less than three (3) days at full system load. ECF  also assessed the space needed for the new unit and provided  construction documents for concrete pad extension, fuel capacity, run times and all related needs encompassing the upgrade and replacement of the unit. ECF advocated for cathodic protection of new generator and associated equipment to protect them for lightning strikes.

Generator Upgrade for Fleet/General Services Building - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Seventh Day Adventist - New Youth Pavilion - South Eastern Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist 

The Southeastern Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist commissioned a new multipurpose facility in Hawthorne, Florida. The New Youth Pavilion/ Gymnasium located at the conference's camp ground is a 10,000 SF new construction facility with classroom learning spaces, first floor basketball arena, second floor fitness area and indoor track and commercial kitchen facilities. ECF Engineering Consultants was the engineer of record for the HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. The HVAC system utilized energy efficient technology the will incorporate the ability to deliver a controlled climate during peak and part loads for the building. The electrical systems was designed with high efficient LED lighting throughout and energy management system that allows the flexibility for a facility with such a diverse operational needs. The camping facility utilizes a self contained water treatment plant. ECF incorporated the plumbing system to seamless integrate into the water plant. Dry type plumbing fixtures were used in consideration of water conservations and an energy efficient recirculating hot water loop was designed into the facility. The new facility was located outside the local municipalities water main access, so the fire protection design utilized ground well system to a storage tank with fire protection pumps to activate when needed. 

Christ Fellowship Healing Temple Renovations - Christ Fellowship Healing Temple 

ECF was responsible for the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) design and engineer of record for this 2,000 SF multipurpose religious facility located in Pahokee, Florida.

Ephesus Junior Academy - South Eastern Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist 

ECF Engineering Consultants were the engineers of record for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design at this new education facility. The engineered systems for this project included dedicated 100% outside air units per classroom for optimum air quality. Energy efficient light fixtures and controls throughout. Use of innovative duct work to reduce project cost. ECF design staff worked closely with the client to exceed expectations and deliver engineered systems catered to their needs. The facility is 36,500 SF.

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