Safety, reliability, long-term performance, function, cost, and resilient design. These are some of the most important elements of a new structure and are the core of our Facilities Market Sector’s focus. Paired with years of experience, PDC has a strong project history of designing and planning healthcare, military, industrial, educational, institutional, housing, and commercial facilities. Now after moving to a single division model, we’ve combined all the engineering and planning disciplines necessary to design your building without requiring you to look for all the different specialists your project needs. Whether private or public sector, PDC’s multidiscipline team is ready to provide a solution to your facilities challenge.
Structures themselves often receive the most attention, but how do the occupants reach these buildings? Is there enough parking space and pedestrian zones? Are the traffic flows efficient? Will snow melt and storm water have defined paths of drainage? Will there be green space that is attractive to look at? PDC’s civil engineers are experienced and skilled to ensure the surrounding area of your facility is just as functional and as attractive as the inside.
Light, power, and communication systems are crucial in any building but in military, healthcare, or industrial settings you can’t afford to have even the smallest of hiccups. Missile tracking systems, heart monitors, hardened RCDD designed IT infrastructure, or simply ensuring your rural genset keeps cranking after a winter storm are only a few of the areas you can count on PDC’s electrical engineers.
Hope for the best and plan for the worst. Prepare your new facility to stand up to the danger posed by fires and ensure your occupants will be able to safely exit if the need arises. PDC’s fire protection engineers (FPEs) are experienced in designing and commissioning suppression, detection, life safety, and alarm systems to protect a variety of purpose built buildings. Jet aircraft hangars, sensitive switchgear rooms, laboratories, healthcare facilities, and schools have all played host to our FPEs hard work.
In a successful facilities project, the elements of a comfortable living and working environment are almost unnoticeable. When something is a bit off or non-functioning, you know it immediately. PDC’s mechanical engineers are known from Alaska to Antarctica for their attention to detail and quality of work with their HVAC, plumbing, and commissioning experience. Trust our team to keep your critical systems up and operational.
In a state known for its strong seismic events, PDC’s structural engineers have a proven track record for sound facility designs and excellent client service. Whether your next building will feature steel, concrete, or timber construction, our structural team is up to the job. In a building that wasn’t designed by our team? Ensure it’s ready for the next big shaker with a seismic inspection or after the fact, with a structural assessment.
A federal wetland lies to the east, a neighborhood without a community water system lies to the west, and your airport fire retardant tank farm needs to go right between them. PDC’s environmental team has seen it before and we’re on the case to make your project a success.
Can the soil on the proposed site support your new multistory structure or are you asking for trouble during the next seismic event? Let our geotechnical experts provide you with a thorough evaluation.
Your new building may affect traffic flow. What are the estimates on new commuters to the area? Will it reinvigorate local business? Our planners are ready to go to work for you.
The new facility has developed a larger footprint than originally planned. PDC’s in-house surveying team can tell you exactly where your property boundaries lie.