HVAC – Plumbing – Fire Protection

The design of effective and efficient mechanical systems has become increasingly complex and demanding. With a multitude of systems from which to choose, all with distinct advantages and disadvantages, the challenge of selecting the best possible system can be quite daunting. The design team must carefully consider how system alternatives best meet the immediate and long term needs of the Owner and building occupants, as well as regulatory agencies. Inappropriate, outdated, or misapplied systems result in comfort complaints, indoor air quality issues, control problems, and exorbitant utility costs.

Tower Engineering’s team of mechanical engineers and designers address and determine how the final system selection is impacted by such major issues as advancing technology, changes in design standards, higher expectations of comfort levels, greater awareness of environmental concerns, the needs and availability of practical energy conservation measures, forecasting future needs, and maintaining construction and operating costs within budget constraints.

Our design capabilities include:


  • Heating and cooling system design
  • Ventilation system design
  • Building automation systems
  • Control systems and energy monitoring
  • Water-source heat pump systems
  • Geothermal heat pump systems
  • Thermal (ice) storage systems
  • Heat recovery systems
  • Kitchen and laboratory exhaust systems
  • Smoke evacuation systems
  • Computer room environmental control systems
  • Fuel oil piping systems
  • Facility assessments
  • Constructability reviews
  • Building commissioning services


  • Water resource efficiency analysis
  • Sanitary drainage systems
  • Storm water management
  • Domestic water systems
  • Sizing of heaters and storage tanks for domestic hot water systems
  • Waste water treatment systems
  • Natural gas piping systems
  • Hospital and laboratory piping systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Irrigation systems
  • Facility assessments
  • Constructability reviews

Fire Protection

  • Wet piping systems
  • Dry and pre-action systems
  • Clean agent systems
  • Foam water and compressed air/foam systems
  • Standpipe systems
  • Fire pump sizing
  • Code searches
  • Facility assessments
  • Constructability reviews