The personnel at Applied Engineering have been involved with a wide variety of mechanical and electrical systems over the years. As such, we have developed an expertise in evaluating project requirements, reviewing technology that may be applicable, and efficiently designing the optimum system for the client. In many cases, we have been able to save significant capital or operating costs for our clients through the use of innovative system design.
Applied utilizes computer-aided engineering to facilitate and optimize many of the design aspects involved with mechanical and electrical systems. We make significant use of computer modeling programs to assist with the optimization of fan, pump, duct, and pipe sizing. Utilizing spreadsheets we have custom developed, we are better able to prepare estimated plant operating cost and life cycle cost analyses. We utilize software to perform finite element pipe stress analysis in the event that high pressure, high temperature fluids, or gases are involved in the project design, and we also utilize sophisticated electrical engineering software modeling programs to prepare coordination, short circuit, and arc flash analyses.
Applied Engineering Services has completed many high level studies and designs for city and state-owned facilities. These have included mechanical and electrical utility (infrastructure) improvements, building renovations and equipment replacement of mechanical and electrical components. These projects include:
- Design to upgrade or replace 21 air handling units in the Indiana Government Center South building.
- Design, scheduling, and construction administration for HVAC, bathroom and electrical renovation of a 17,080-square-foot dormitory at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.
- Commissioning of an extensive HVAC upgrade for the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.
- Commissioning of a US Army Reserve Center for the Indiana National Guard.
- Design to upgrade the dual duct system serving the Indiana Government Center North building by changing controls to enable variable air volume (VAV) and air side economizer cycle.
- Design to upgrade the steam-to-hot-water system at the Indiana Government Center North by adding two new steam-to-hot-water heat exchangers and a new heating hot water pump.
- Updated fire alarm system at the Westville Correctional Facility by installing new fire panels in 25 of 28 buildings and connecting all buildings to a network.
- Design project to replace obsolete and corroded electrical service equipment for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works at the Belmont and Southport advanced wastewater treatment plants with all new equipment.
Applied Engineering Services understands that the engineered design of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for government-owned facilities must yield systems that are reliable, efficient, cost effective and easy to maintain. Our designs incorporate such factors as life cycle cost, energy efficiency, redundancy and ease of maintenance. In many cases, the engineering must consider the construction aspects of the design, so as not to interrupt the daily activities of government offices and State employees. Through activities in ASHRAE and IEEE, Applied stays current with the latest technology in mechanical and electrical designs. At Applied, we are continuously upgrading our knowledge in order to be on the leading edge in engineering design for governmental facilities.