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How Do I Choose a Design-Build Cont

A design-build contractor employs and works with a single team to both design and construct their client’s project. This structure streamlines the entire process and provides a single source of accountability if something goes wrong. The only question is, how do I choose a design-build contractor? Here’s what you should consider. Consider Your Project To find the right contractor, you must consider your project’s needs and what professionals are necessary to design and construct it properly. For example, if you need to install mechanical systems like an HVAC into a pre-existing building, then you’ll want commercial mechanical contractors who have the engineers capable of designing and installing the HVAC and other systems. Finding the right firm with the correct services is the key to creating a thoughtful and functional design.…

What Is the Difference Between Plum

Plumbing and process piping systems are both integral parts of any industrial facility, but they’re easy to confuse because of how similar they look. Despite their resemblance, these two systems have several distinctive functions that you should be aware of because they fall under different state and federal regulations depending on your location. Allow us to show you what the difference between plumbing and piping is. Differing Functions Despite the surface-level similarities the two systems may have, the primary difference between plumbing and piping is the different functions they serve. Along with these functions, there are various regulations and needs they must follow to function correctly. The best way to tell the two apart is by examining where the pipes connect and what fluids they carry. The intended purpose of…

Are All HVAC Systems the Same?

HVAC systems are an important component of any building—they provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so, for those unfamiliar or lacking technical expertise, it’s understandable to ask, “Are all HVAC systems the same?” While the simple answer is no, let’s take a more in-depth look so you’ll have a better understanding of how HVAC systems differ. Then, you can get the best system for your building. Addressing Various Needs HVAC systems can generally be classified based on their necessary processes and distribution processes regarding heating, cooling, and ventilation. These three processes make up the basics of HVAC systems and are determined by building configuration, climate conditions, and owner preference. Other processes can be optionally included to account for the specific needs of a building and its environments, such as humidification…

Mechanical Contractor vs. Engineer

When comparing mechanical contractors vs. engineers, it’s common for people to confuse the two as simply one and the same. While mechanical contractors are mechanical engineers, not all engineers are mechanical contractors. So, let’s discuss what mechanical contractors do, what makes them different from your typical engineer, and what you would use them for. What Are Mechanical Contractors? A mechanical contractor’s primary purpose is to take an existing mechanical system and redesign it to be more efficient and work better. Contractors possess the knowledge and expertise of any mechanical engineer so that they’re able to understand complex systems and identify where they can make improvements. Mechanical contracting services can be found in a wide variety of industries—from automotive to pharmaceuticals—to address problems as they appear and improve the overall quality…

What Are Mechanical Services in Con

What Are Mechanical Services in Construction? No matter the size, every construction project employs the help of various specialists to build and install the necessities and amenities you may take for granted within your own home. Specifically, commercial mechanical contractors are crucial for ensuring a house has all mechanical utilities installed and operating. But what are mechanical services in construction? What are these utilities that require a specialist’s touch? Let’s explore a few of them. Heating Cool and Ventilation Better known as an HVAC system, many know this as the machinery that helps a building control its climate with functions such as air conditioning and heating. However, these systems do so much more. Most modern commercial HVAC systems include aspects such as rooftop units, air ducts, CO2 censors, fans, dampeners,…

The Benefits of Custom Duct Fabrica

Silicon Valley is on the world’s technological forefront. The processes and procedures businesses explore here in the shadow of San Francisco go on to shape our entire world and way of life. When it comes to work that takes technology from the virtual to the tangible, the novelty and proprietary nature of your work means that a one-size-fits-all approach to your facility doesn’t fit at all. Your facility all but requires an HVAC system built to specifications particular to your industry’s location. Here are a few of the benefits of custom duct fabrication to consider. Harder-Working HVAC One way our industry uses physical space in Northern California is for consolidated data centers. Data centers are highly sensitive to dust and detritus, so any failure to your hardware is an outcome…

Hot vs. Cold Aisle Containment in D

Regardless of the size of your business, you probably have a data center in some capacity. Most medium and large companies have a designated room for their data center. Even if you’re a small company and your data center is a closet, the airflow still matters. Data centers have two different airflows that are formally called hot and cold aisles. If you’d like to learn more about hot and cold aisle containment in data centers, we’ve got you covered. Read on for more information. What Are Hot and Cold Aisles? Cold aisles are enclosed by doors and a roof of some sort. Alternatively, hot aisle containment also has doors on each side of the aisle, but there’s a primary difference to note. A hot aisle will have a structure of…

Reasons You Need A Mechanical Contr

Whether your facility works in manufacturing, food processing, automotive, or practically any other industry, you probably have an HVAC system or process piping. That said, HVAC systems, industrial piping, and plumbing aren’t a one and done scenario—they require care and maintenance by mechanical contractors. We’re going to break down a few reasons you need a mechanical contractor. If you’d like more information, be sure to read on. Your Building Costs Could Go Up To be frank, the reason most people install an HVAC system is to improve the comfort of their building and their workers’ productivity. Naturally, if companies fail to hire professional technicians to maintain their HVAC system, the system won’t operate as efficiently. As a result, they’ll probably see their energy bills go up over time, and worker…

The Different Industries That Use P

Process piping is one of the most precise and complex systems in industrial facilities. While process piping may appear like plumbing due to its pipes and valves, it’s vastly different. In general, process piping changes liquids, chemicals, and gases into a usable substance. If you’d like to learn the different industries that use process piping, we’ve got you covered in our guide below. Food and Beverage Few industries depend on the safety and raw materials more than the food and beverage industry. Process piping serves manufacturers by keeping oils, syrups, sauces, and other materials separate from other ingredients. In other words, process piping helps food and beverage makers avoid cross-contamination by keeping a facility’s ingredients apart in sanitary piping. Moreover, process piping helps food and beverage processing plants remain sanitary…

Top Benefits of HVAC Preventive Mai

When you install HVAC units in your commercial building, your workers or tenants will be much happier and more productive. However, there’s no denying that commercial HVAC systems are expensive, so you’ll naturally want to protect that investment. You can do that through preventive maintenance. This not only allows you to protect your investment but also provides several other benefits. If you’d like to learn the top benefits of HVAC preventive maintenance, our experts discuss several of these benefits below. You’ll save on energy costs In an industrial business, few costs add up more than energy use. Because energy is an important factor to consider, most manufacturers design commercial HVAC systems with energy-efficiency in mind. Most commercial HVAC units are durable and built to last, but they’re only as good…