Since 1991, BG has been offering owners, architects, contractors, and developers tailored solutions for simple to complex building systems. Regardless whether it’s new or existing, BG works with clients’ visions and helps bring clarity to their project goals. With extensive experience on an array of building types, BG understands the demands across multiple market sectors. An adaptable team, BG offers the right expertise by strategically placing the right person, in the right seat, at the right time, to deliver service beyond the ordinary – it’s what matters. CHECK OUT BG’s COMPANY SOQ >>
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineering
BG believes that systems are the lifeline of a building and promotes that they should neither be seen nor heard. Steeped in a rich history as a design firm, BG can fulfill a full range of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems needs through a comprehensive package of engineering services. The intricacy of these three engineering practices yields building systems that are integrated for comprehensive function.
Helping our clients realize their vision for their facilities, BG folds our expertise into making systems not only aesthetically pleasing, but effective and comfortable as well. With a focus on reliable operations, each tailored design is meant to have a lasting value and integrate into an overall building with the ultimate performance goal to make a building efficient, effective, and optimally what a client needs.
Whether it is a local area network in a small office area or a fully-integrated system across a campus, BG begins by helping clients identify their needs and goals. BG provides customized technology solutions through a thoughtful design process that keeps client awareness of the available systems top-of-mind and enhances the user experience. This includes elements such as telecommunications, audio-visual, automated controls, and security. Whether the design is simple or complex, BG ties together all of these components to create a technologically integrated approach.
The science of managing sound is called acoustics and BG has a dedicated team to execute the nuances of how sound and vibration are perceived. Focusing on four primary sub-disciplines – environmental, engineered, architectural, and electroacoustic – BG’s team mitigates unwanted noise and vibration, increases speech privacy, and improves overall room sound so owners and end-users enjoy a pleasing space.
When done well, BG believes lighting reinforces the architectural experience of any building. Our lighting design stems from creative interior design and a balanced knowledge of control systems and electrical engineering. This differentiation meets the needs of beauty and function in any space. BG provides full lighting design services, from initial design concepts, to design layout and review, to specifications, calculations, and studies, providing little doubt lighting can be the exclamation point for any space.
Building Systems Integration (What BG calls Commissioning & TAB)
The convergence of multiple service lines created what BG coins as “building systems integration”. Rooted in the firm’s expertise designing building systems, BG expanded this strength to showcase the collective insight and experience that accompanies design and construction to include system installation, verification, and operation. BG completes these tasks through the lens of commissioning and test and balancing to benefit overall systems.
There’s nothing more frustrating for an owner than experiencing performance issues with HVAC or other integrated systems in today’s buildings. To prevent these concerns, BG taps into experience and tools to optimize system performance providing owners peace-of-mind. By verifying proper equipment performance, system design, and appropriate reliability measures, BG offers owners a worry-free experience that optimizes costs, maximizes efficiency, and verifies appropriate installation.
The benefits of sustainably-designed or operated buildings have evolved over the years. Whether it’s a higher capital value, lowering operating costs, or something entirely different, an owner’s decision to pursue a sustainable approach is their own. Sustainability has been at the core of BG’s design and commissioning philosophy for years. Two ways we deliver these principles are through the USGBC’s LEED rating program and offering energy efficiency options. We have been involved in more than 70 LEED certified projects and countless projects achieving energy efficiency.
Building Information Modeling
Technology is driving the way buildings are evolving and BG’s BIM experts understand building systems and architectural modeling. Our team employs Revit and/or AutoCAD to convey system design to enhance the coordination for the design and construction teams resulting in an improved process for all.