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Engineering Services

Rehab Development offers complete in house engineering services thru Rehab Engineering. Rehab Engineering is a complete Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing engineering firm that specializes in historic rehabilitation. Rehab engineering has a unique expertise in these types of buildings and is one of the few engineering firms to design a LEED Platinum rehabilitation/ adaptive reuse project. Our close contact and association with Rehab Engineering allows us to make extremely quick decisions based on firm engineering principals and data.

Below is a list of Rehab Engineering’s services:

  • Completing engineering designs for plan review, permit and construction
  • Coordinating owner requirements with engineering and construction, including ensuring compliance with funding agency requirements
  • Researching code interpretations to provide expert assistance with compliance issues
  • Working with National Park Service representatives and state historic preservation officials on engineering issues related to the rehabilitation of historic structures
  • Providing problem-solving, cost-saving and value-engineering proposals that bridge all engineering and construction disciplines, including architecture and financing
  • Performing structural analysis of existing buildings, including locating and determining orientation, size and depth of reinforcing bars in concrete and masonry (using an eddy-current based REBAR LOCATOR)
  • Performing analysis of existing building and site piping systems using a remote INSPECTION CAMERA, including determining the integrity, location, size and depth of piping
  • Field measuring existing buildings to produce schematic CAD drawings which can include conceptual layouts of building circulation and apartment locations, especially useful for early economic feasibility analysis
  • Providing building and dwelling unit envelope analysis and trouble-shooting for heat loss/air infiltration (using an INFRARED CAMERA) and moisture/water ingress (using a MOISTURE METER with RF probe)
  • Producing ENERGY STAR rating reports to assist owners/developers to qualify for tax credits and financing incentives (including pre-construction analysis and recommendations using REM-Rate analysis software, followed by on-site performance verification testing with BLOWER DOOR and DUCT BLASTER)
  • Providing coordination and assistance for LEED certification projects, particularly for Energy & Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Water Efficiency credits, including whole building energy model simulation using DOE eQUEST software
  • Designing lighting applications and fixture placement for interior and outdoor spaces, including verification of existing and newly installed lighting systems
  • Construction drawing database maintenance and organization through Field2Base mobile data solutions hardware/software