66 Unit Affordable Housing Development over 2 levels of subterranean parking by Abode Communities located in Los Angeles. Project was awarded LEED Platinum Certification.
“Photos Courtesy of Abode Communities. Jim Simmons Photography”
Mechanical and electrical engineers are specialists, commonly referred to as “MEP” (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) when engaged in the building design fields. Mechanical engineers design and oversee the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and rain gutter systems. Plumbing designers often include design specifications for simple active fire protection systems, but for more complicated projects, fire protection engineers are often separately retained. Electrical engineers are responsible for the building’s power distribution, telecommunication, fire alarm, signalization, lightning protection and control systems, as well as lighting systems.
Mechanical Drafting and Design
Product Designing and Development
Schematic heating and cooling system design
Heating and cooling equipment selection
Heat loss and/or gain calculations
Plant room layout design
Fire protection system design
Duct layout drawings
Electrical, power and lighting plans
Electrical site plans
Electrical one line diagrams (Riser Diagrams)
Electrical panel schedules and distribution panels
Power distribution systems
Emergency and exit lighting
Fire alarm systems
Outlets and raceway systems for voice and data cabling systems
Calculation of Lux level
Selection of Wire size
Selection of MCB rating
Calculation of Busbar size
Selection of Lighting Fixture
Lux Level Lighting Fixture Location
Prepare Receptacle plan
Lighting fixture schedule
Outdoor Lighting plan
Panel Schedule with all details required
Plumbing and Drainage Drafting Services
Design and Drafting services for domestic water plumbing set up
Natural and LP gas piping drafting and planning services
Compressed air and medical gas system plan drawings
Demolition and existing plan drawings
Isometrics, Riser diagrams, details, schematics and schedules
Shop drawings, As-builts, specifications and coordination
Legends and addendums supplement plumbing construction drafts
Establish plumbing Loads-Load analysis
Establish utility stub outs and pipe sizes
Locate and coordinate pipe sleeve requirements
Determine pipe chase space requirements
Specify sanitary fixtures
Water supply and distribution plans and details
Wastewater collection system
Soil report evaluation
Layout of below and above grade piping
Sewerage plans and details
Establish sewer loads
Establish main pipe size and co-ordinate stub locations
Expansion loops for seismic requirements
Vent sizing and routing
Roof drain calculation
Pump sizing and location
The California Energy Code, or Title 24, Part 6 of the California Code of Regulations, also titled The Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings, were established in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. The standards are updated periodically to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods.
Khalifeh & Associates offers Residential & Commercial Title 24 Energy Calculation Services to homeowners, architects, designers, and builders. After reviewing your facility’s design, we ensure that energy calculations are taken accurately and efficiently to ensure compliance to energy standards.
The main purposes of a Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system is to help maintain good indoor air temperature while also providing adequate ventilation and air filtration, ensuring the quality of the air in your facility. HVAC systems can consume a great deal of energy so the choice and design of the HVAC system is very important. Khalifeh & Associates is experienced in designing high quality and efficient heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems.
Let our award winning engineers design a quality system that will ultimately save you money while efficiently providing an indoor air quality that is maintainable, cost-effective, and enjoyed year round.
At the end of the construction, Khalifeh verifies all energy using equipment is installed and running per the design and specifications – assuring your building is not wasting energy and is functioning properly during occupancy.
At Khalifeh & Associates, our experience covers facilities of all types, for a vast array of industries. Our knowledge and grasp of cost-effective and cutting edge engineering principles means that your needs will be covered.
Our cost-efficiency building analysis ranges from energy audits to full LEED certification. Khalifeh & Associates is dedicated to finding ways to make existing facilities more efficient and environmentally friendly for our clients and the people that live and work in them.
Our Facility System Design experience includes, but is not limited to:
Aerospace, Airlines, Clean Rooms and Labs, Commercial Facilities, Educational, Entertainment, Governmental, Hotels, Medical Buildings, Restaurants and much, much more.
Fire safety is not a concept to be taken lightly. Khalifeh & Associates understands that lives are at stake with respect to a building’s fire suppression system. Our design team provides code compliant, automatic fire protection system designs that, once implemented, will ensure the safety of your building and it’s occupants.
Take the first steps towards the safety of your building and the people that occupy it, choose Khalifeh & Associates for your next fire suppression system design.
Just as complex as the structural design of a building can be, the plumbing system is no different. A well designed plumbing system could mean the difference between saving our earth’s most precious resource…
Our Plumbing Engineers are experienced in the design of plumbing systems both inside and outside the building including storm water, sewer, sprinkler systems, irrigation systems, and other special water and waste systems.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
What does LEED certification mean for you?
> Reduction of waste sent to landfills
> Conservation of water and energy
> Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
> Qualify for tax allowances, zoning accommodations and other incentives
> Lower costs of operation and increased asset value
In addition to the above there is also the peace of mind of knowing that you show that you genuinely care about the environment and the social responsibilities you have as a business. Green buildings promote healthy living by existing in harmony with the environment. They decrease carbon emissions by using energy efficient appliances and bio-degradable or recyclable materials.
Khalifeh & Associates has a great deal of LEED Certification experience. Learn more about our recognitions as a leader in LEED Certification here.
Khalifeh & Associates is happy to provide electrical drafting and electrical design services in Electrical Engineering that are cost effective, timely and responsive to client needs. We follow all of the standards in your market…
Khalifeh & Associates Electrical Design Services Include:
> Design and Drafting of Lighting System
> Design and Drafting of Power System
> Design and Drafting of Power Distribution System
> Design and Drafting of Fire Protection System
Khalifeh & Associates Inc is at the forefront of the escalating solar industry, and is well versus in both Solar PV and Solar Thermal Design and engineering as well as the Solar Battery Storage Systems
Khalifeh has provided designs and engineering services for numerous locations over a wide range of solar installations from small scale residential systems (less than 2KW) to large scale systems commercial systems including: