The most common client for Teppics is the landlord of an office building. Over the years, we’ve completed hundreds of drawings for office buildings, and we’ve come to understand the unique challenges of landlords as a result. Read on to better understand how we approach designs for this type of building.
On the surface, office buildings seem to be one of the easiest designs to produce. The layouts are fairly simple, and the loads for electrical and mechanical are not huge. In addition, coordinating the design between the stakeholders in construction and the components of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing is fairly smooth. However, we frequently encounter a couple of challenges:
What seems like an easy, quick-win project for all parties is often not when it comes to engineering services for office buildings, but Teppics has been through it many times.
With any design, our number one priority is safety. With each variation from the core design, we are potentially increasing the electrical and mechanical load on the building as a whole. We keep a close eye on these calculations, working with the client to accommodate as much as possible, and our transition to RevIT has certainly streamlined this complicated process.
We also ideally like to provide the full suite of MEP services where possible. We can deliver faster and more efficiently when all of the collaboration required is internal. Although we are happy to collaborate with other firms, the communication lag unfortunately adds time, effort, and potential for mistakes to the project.
Our second highest priority behind safety is customer satisfaction. We are proud to accommodate the unique needs of any client, whether that relates to the delivery timeline, complexity of the design, or some other factor. (Plus, you’ll notice if you read our reviews that we are often priced to provide more value for your dollar than our competition, AND we are always available beyond the typical 9-5.)
We were contracted with a company that works on the design and manufacture of prototype and specialty machined parts. The original projected scope for this free standing building was a traditional “hot shell” combined with fully occupancy ready office space. This was a ½ and ½ project; 50% industrial machining equipment space and 50% office space.
The loads on the industrial side are well defined and require a significant electrical infrastructure as the company was moving from one location to another. The office space required both coordinated and segregated Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. The space didn’t require much in the way of the natural gas feed.
Having all disciplines under the Teppics banner allowed Mechanical/Plumbing and Electrical to work in conjunction, allowing us to set a short turnaround time and stick to schedule with ease. With our transition to RevIT, we were able to use a hybrid approach: using AutoCAD for certain schedules and details, and RevIT for floor plan views and native schedules. This allows for the blending of the beauty of a RevIT database drawing and the universal functionality of AutoCAD.
This winter has been busy! So busy that we completed 58 jobs since January, and half of those were partnerships with other local businesses. As always, we send a huge thanks to the Teppics team or your hard work over these times, and we continue to ramp up on RevIT as our core platform.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Looking forward to this summer, as more exciting jobs continue to come in!
Customer service is a priority here at Teppics. So much that the team cranked out an Arc Flash Study in under 72 hours.
A partner of Teppics called with a big request. He faced a tight project schedule for brand new construction of an eco-friendly laundry provider in Albuquerque. The client needed a full Arc Flash study done before he could move forward with development.
“There is a lot of moving parts when it comes to construction jobs.” says Brandon Toepper, founder of Teppics. “We understand that, and we do our best to accommodate our clients’ deadlines. In this case, I knew the team could come through for this partner, so we redistributed the open projects to get it done.”
Thank you to the Teppics team for your dedication to excellent client satisfaction.
December 2016 Edition:
We at Teppics have been busy lately! Read below for a quick summary of our top projects, all for clients here in New Mexico.
December 2016 Projects:
Teppics Engineering November 2016 Projects
We delivered quite a range of projects in November! Simple designs to complex rebuilds and from relocations to brand new spaces, here’s the summary of what we accomplished this month:
Teppics Engineering October 2016 Projects
We at Teppics have been busy lately! Read below for a quick summary of our top three projects, all for clients here in New Mexico.
Teppics Engineering kicked off fall with several projects around New Mexico. Check out the top three: