The pre-design phase of construction sets the agenda for every other stage in your construction project. Putting together all the components of your building requires absolute precision and forethought.


LKPB Engineers can help you with pre-design so that when you start your design, you’ll already have a template to work with.


1. Energy Modeling


By weighing the cost and benefits of various virtual building scenarios that similar to yours, you can see firsthand how your decisions will affect your building’s performance.


We utilize a virtual simulation of a building to demonstrate how an HVAC, plumbing or electrical system will actually work in your commercial building. You can asses areas such as:


●        Energy consumption

●        Utility costs

●        Building life-cycle costs


Energy modeling allows you to make crucial decisions whether you are starting new construction or want to make adjustments in your current facility. You can choose cost-effect methods and materials in all your primary systems. You can make updates and improvements as needed with the help of a Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)


2. Cost Analysis


LKPB Engineers can put together an expense outline and present a budget that will work for you. A budget will show you the breakdown of every cost you will incur from the design phase to completion and even follow-up assessments.


The cost analysis will not only help you formulate a budget but allow you to make adjustments in the budget so that you can adjust your cost structure as needed. You may find that you are grossly over budget or exactly where you need to be with your funding.


3. Site Analysis


You may desire a particular location for your new construction project. We may discover, however, that the site is not optimal for structural efficiency and performance.


Some items we scrutinize may include:


●        Site locations details

●        Current structures or landmarks in the area

●        Access to the site

●        Real estate market in the area. What is the resale value of the surrounding properties?

●        Any potential problems with drainage

●        Climate and environmental conditions

●        Noise and pollution concerns


4. Systems Analysis and Implementation


You will be utilizing most of your core internal systems almost every day. We can help you design these systems so that they operate efficiently with and provide a comfortable setting for your occupants.


Mechanical systems include plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection systems, typically account for a substantial percentage of a project’s total costs. Missteps at the pre-design stage of a construction project can prove costly. LKPB Engineers offer insight and advice to help you determine what systems are best-suited for your building.


We also help you explore green, sustainable options to help you implement long-lasting, durable systems that will reduce your carbon footprint.


LKPB Engineers Can Help You Design a Structurally Sound Building


As you consider your building design, you may want to work with engineers who can help you every step of the way. LKPB Engineers have the experience and skill necessary to work with you through every detail of your building’s mechanical and structural layout.


We provide comprehensive engineering and pre-design services for commercial building projects in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


To find out more about our services, contact for a free consultation. You can call us at 612-540-5000, or you can message us on our contact page.