Engineering Design Services

SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN

Good design is capable of integrating into the environment and minimizing negative social, economic and ecological impacts. MODUS takes pride in its ability to serve the client’s wants and needs without neglecting the environment. These designs are often more efficient and effective. Each design is made possible by our talented and award winning engineers. MODUS is constantly pursuing excellence in energy and environmental conscientious designs, embodying LEED, geothermal, and solar and photovoltaic systems.

LEED Project Experience

Each design provides us with the opportunity to implement innovative ideas and cutting edge technology. Our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) awards display our abilities to execute efficient and sustainable designs.

Solar Project Experience

Truly sustainable designs incorporate multiple sources of renewable energy. This includes solar thermal heating and photovoltaic energy, as key elements for reducing a facility’s carbon footprint. MODUS engineering has experience in the design and application of these services and currently has several projects under design using this technology.

Geothermal Project Experience

MODUS is a pioneer in the application of geothermal energy into building HVAC systems. Our first geothermal project was in the early 1980s and that project introduced the concept to the Midwest. Since that time, MODUS has applied many different types and styles of this technology to fit our client’s needs. We are experts.

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HEALTH CARE ENGINEERING DESIGN

MODUS is proud to offer in-depth experience within the health care market. Combining our expertise in MEPT design, infection control, and medical equipment planning provides our clients with state of the art technology and elite facilities.

Other health care services MODUS offers are:

  • Infection Control Planning
  • ICRA Planning
  • LSRA Planning
  • Medical Equipment Planning
  • Pre-bid Engineering Services
  • Facility Staff Integration
  • Construction Planning
  • Nurse Call System Coordination and Integration
  • Existing Equipment Inventory Assessment
  • Staff and Vendor Presentation Meetings
  • Detailed Equipment Lists
  • Equipment Placement Drawings
  • Technology Interface Design
  • Master Plan Development

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

We design Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning around human comfort, efficiency and ease of maintenance. From a small tenant building to a campus-wide chiller plant or geothermal systems, MODUS has the talent and HVAC experience to handle the job.

Other mechanical design services we offer:

  • Engineering, Operational and Economic Studies
  • Multi-tenant Residential HVAC
  • Commercial HVAC
  • Institutional HVAC
  • Industrial HVAC
  • Building Automation
  • Geothermal Energy
    • Horizontal and Vertical Closed Loops
    • Pump and Re-inject “Open” Loops
    • Underground Vaults and Manifolds
  • Critical Environment
    • Laboratories
    • Operating Rooms
    • Isolation Rooms
    • Compounding Pharmacies
  • Central System
    • Chilled Water
    • Hot Water
    • Steam
  • Solar Thermal Heating
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

Functionality and performance are vital when designing an electrical system. MODUS has experience developing complex electrical designs that are capable of meeting today’s standards and the needs of the future. From large to small, MODUS truly has designed electrical systems to fit each client’s individual needs.

Other electrical design services we offer:

  • Energy Conservation Studies and Projects
  • Building Light and Power System Design
  • Medium Voltage Electrical Distribution
  • Facility and Campus Distribution Systems
  • Computerized Energy Management Systems
  • Power Quality Analysis and Recommendations
  • Co-generation and Load-Shedding Systems
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Emergency and Standby Power Systems
  • Back-up Power System Integration
  • Arc Flash, Breaker Coordination, and Short Circuit Studies and Remediation Projects
  • Lightning Protection Design

PLUMBING ENGINEERING DESIGN

We build efficiency, safety, durability and design simplicity into every plumbing design. MODUS is experienced in everything from simple systems to those designed to handle corrosive chemicals. We also engineer laboratory and medical gas distribution systems.

Other plumbing and piping design services:

  • Low and No-flow fixture utilization
  • Rain/Condensate capture systems
  • Gray-water reuse systems
  • Storm drainage systems
  • Medical and Specialty Gas System Design
  • Fire Protection
  • Wet and dry/freeze-resistant systems
  • Fire pump analysis
  • Commercial Kitchen Hoods
  • Clean agent and waterless data room protection
  • Process Piping
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TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING DESIGN

Perhaps no area of your project is more goal-driven than technology design. MODUS has experts in structured cabling, network electronics, sound and video distribution, medical low voltage, life safety and security systems and more.

Other technology services we offer:

  • Data Infrastructure (Fiber Optic and Copper)
  • Passive Optical Networking
  • Telecommunications Grounding
  • Network Equipment Design
  • IP Telephony
  • Audio and Video Controls
  • Performance Audio Systems
  • Sound Masking Systems
  • Video Walls
  • Audio Video Conferencing.Telepresence Systems
  • Distance Learning Systems
  • Access Control and Intrusion Detection
  • Video Surveillance
  • Fire Detection and Alarm
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • IP and Zoned Paging and Intercom
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Nurse Call Systems
  • Patient Wandering Systems
  • Wireless Clocks Systems
  • Detention Controls

LIGHTING DESIGN

The MODUS lighting team is led by nationally recognized and award-winning lighting designer, David Raver.  As a lighting specialist, David brings state of the art lighting design to each client. Whether focused on safety, enhancing comfort, improving aesthetics or any other goal, MODUS can engineer a lighting system that has the desired effect using the most cost-effective means.

Other lighting design services we offer:

  • Develop lighting concepts
  • Integration of electric lighting and controls with daylighting systems
  • Energy analysis and compliance
  • Health and environmental impact analysis of proposed lighting systems
  • Detailed lighting calculations
  • Lighting renderings
  • Lighting layout drawings, details, schedules and specifications
  • Custom fixture design
  • On-site lighting level verification and analysis of existing facilities
  • Complete REVIT design and integration with architect 3D modeling
  • Budgeting, cost comparisons, and payback analysis
  • Mock-ups, testing and table top manufacturer comparisons
  • Fixture mounting details and coordination
  • Lighting controls – system design and integration
  • Stamped lighting drawings and specifications
  • On-site observation of aiming, placement, and adjustment of fixtures
  • Roadway and Specialty Area Light Systems
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FACILITY PLANNING

MODUS offers objective, best-practices-based operational and economic evaluations of existing and proposed mechanical and electrical systems. Our approach goes well beyond simply calculating energy consumption. Starting with a thorough understanding of your goals, we then use our unsurpassed ability to explore multiple possibilities. This leads us to the highest value and most efficient solution for your project.

Other facility design services:

  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Infrastructure Master Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Building Energy Modeling
  • LEED Design
  • Energy Analysis
  • Code Review and Life Safety Assessments
  • Lightning Protection Analysis

ARC FLASH STUDIES

Arc-flash blasts are the most dangerous electrical accidents. These blasts can cause third degree burns, blindness, and death. MODUS proudly offers services to pro-actively approach this issue. Good design does not have to compromise the design’s overall approach to safety.

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