ENGINEERING DESIGN

Griffith Engineering, Inc. is a full service MEP design firm with experience designing systems and infrastructure for new construction as well as renovation of existing facilities. GEI works on projects of varying sizes, and specializes in efficient and intelligent systems design.

Mechanical

INNOVATIVE – CREATIVE – ENERGY EFFICIENT – SUSTAINABLE

GEI’s HVAC design team has consistently developed innovative design solutions that effectively implement technologies and strategies leading to long term optimized system performance. Our team has a particular niche in integrating design solutions into existing facilities, resulting in improved performance and lower operating costs.

A thorough understanding of system types and applications has allowed our engineers to develop cost-effective design solutions that exceed customer budget and performance criteria on a consistent basis. We strive to incorporate innovative strategies including automated fuel-switching, alternative backup fuel options, variable flow systems, heat recovery, solar reclaim, advanced control strategies, and appropriate technology applications, to achieve successful results.

Listed below are some project examples where we have developed and implemented innovative design concepts for our clients:

Electrical

At GEI, we focus on the cost, reliability, and quality of power. Typical electrical design consists of building power systems, lighting, and fire alarm design. Lighting has a well-documented positive effect on the efficiency and quality of tasks performed in the workplace. We work in close collaboration with the owner/tenant and architect to create a lighting design that will meet the needs of both the owner and user. We assist in determining the appropriate level and type of illumination for the specific tasks being performed including the control of glare and contract ratios. A good lighting design is an integral part of creating a comfortable, efficient, and safe work environment.

Every project has different requirements and our engineers determine what is required for each project and provide the services to complete the design. We  also provide arc flash studies, lighting studies, and coordination studies.

GEI’s Electrical project capabilities include:

Electrical Distribution
Lighting Control and Dimming Systems
Building System Analysis
Fire Alarm Systems
Lightning Protection

Building Interior and Exterior Lighting Designs
Site Lighting Designs
Medium Voltage Distribution
Power Quality Analysis
Life Safety Systems
Grounding Systems
Emergency Power Systems
Automated Control Systems
LEED Services
Architectural Support Integration of All Electrical Systems

Sample Projects

Georgia Tech Research Institute: Cobb County
Dugway Proving Ground
Stanford Linear Accelerator

LEED Design Services

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Saving energy is the founding principle of our firm. Since our founding in 2004, we have provided sustainable design services that substantially reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, and improve existing design, construction and operational practices. LEED buildings use key resources more efficiently when compared to conventional buildings which are simply built to code. This type of design can reduce operating costs, enhance building marketability, increase worker productivity, and reduce potential liability resulting from indoor air quality problems. LEED buildings also typically lead to greater savings over time due to the lower-than-industry standard operationing costs.

LEED has a scoring system based on a set of required prerequisites and a variety of credits in six major categories. We can help you earn these credits by satisfying criterion designed to address specific environmental impacts that are important to the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of buildings. Different levels of green building certification are awarded based on the total credits earned.

Sample Projects

DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility (Gold certified)
Goodwill of North Georgia headquarters
Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center Dual Function Facility vivarium (Silver certified)

Energy Efficient Renovation Design Solutions

Reducing energy is a common desire among building owners. Budgets are growing tighter, and tenants and communities are more aware of sustainable practice, but most don’t know where to start. Over our firm’s thirteen year history, fully 85% of our work has been renovating and optimizing systems in existing buildings. This experience allows us to provide the direction you need to achieve your energy reduction goals.

Making smart, cost-effective decisions is important. Our goal is to create the most energy conscious and fiscally responsible designs possible. We guide owners through their renovation projects to help them meet their energy reduction goals while being respectful of their budget.

One of the ways to achieve these cost savings goals is have the energy project engineer also be the design engineer that completes the design for the energy project. Our engineers understand how our design affects your specific energy situation, since we work with both the audit and design.

Sample Projects

Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Tech Research Institute, Smyrna, Georgia
Forsyth County School System, Cumming, Georgia
4470 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Office Building