Services

We are committed to client responsiveness.

Mechanical

MSA’s innovative mechanical engineering approach delivers energy efficient and cost-effective designs for air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems. From a single building to an integrated campus our team takes the time to understand your projects priorities and constraints and then applies our knowledge to develop a solution that is consistent with the project requirements.

  • Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Cooling Systems (Chilled Water and Refrigerant Systems)
  • Central Plant System
  • Energy Modeling Services
  • Sustainable Green Building Design Analysis
  • Load Calculations
  • Code Analysis
  • Thermal Storage, Radiant Heating and Cooling
  • Under Floor Air Distribution Systems
  • Exhaust and Make-up Air Systems
  • Heat Recovery
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRF)
  • Equipment Pre-Selection

Plumbing

MSA Engineering Consultants provides plumbing consulting and engineering design that routinely includes sanitary, domestic water, medical gas services, laboratory specialty gases, equipment selection, survey and technical reports evaluating existing systems.

  • Domestic Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Drainage Waste and Ventilation
  • Central Plant Design
  • Water Conservation and Recovery (Grey Water)
  • Sustainable Green Building Design Analysis
  • Commercial Piping Systems
  • Natural Gas Piping Systems
  • Compressed Air and Vacuum
  • Water Consumption Analysis
  • Hospital/Clinical Medical Gases
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Fuel Oil Systems
  • Water Softening
  • Booster Pump Systems
  • Low Rise Booster Pump Systems
  • High Rise Booster Pump Systems

Electrical

MSA understands the electrical system requirements and needs of our clients. We're familiar with the normal, emergency, and standby power distribution systems and architectural lighting design and control. Our extensive design experience for new construction, modernization, tenant improvements, and renovations enables us to deliver proven solutions that work.

  • Normal power distribution systems
  • Emergency/standby power distribution systems
  • Substation and medium voltage engineering
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Mission critical infrastructure and distribution systems
  • Outlets and branch circuiting
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Sustainable green building analysis
  • Building grounding systems
  • Co-generation electrical distribution (normal and emergency)
  • Renewable energy and solar, biomass, geothermal

Information Technology Systems

We live in an age where technology is interwoven into every aspect of our lives. It is integral to the way in which we work and play. Our Information Technology Systems team provides the design of the technology systems and infrastructure for the built environment. The MSA team is well versed in the latest technologies, standards, and future directives. This knowledge ensures that we are providing appropriate guidance and infrastructure with an emphasis on flexible, proactive design.

  • Voice and Data Copper/Fiber Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Wireless Systems
  • Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN, WAN)
  • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
  • Access Control Systems
  • CCTV Systems
  • Video Surveillance
  • Security Intrusion Detection Systems
  • IPTV Systems
  • Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • Time Clock Systems
  • Retail Point of Sale Systems (POS)
  • Slot Data Systems
  • Nurse Call Systems

Architectural Lighting

MSA’s in-house architectural lighting and control systems design provides enhanced coordination and project quality.  We balance sustainability, maintainability and design aesthetics to produce lighting systems that enhance the project.  We bridge the gap between the architect and/or interior designer and the electrical engineer.

Our Lighting Design team has contributed to the visual environment for a variety of regional, national and international projects. Our experience includes architectural lighting and control systems for a wide range of facility types including; hospitality, corporate office, transportation, healthcare, educational, sports and entertainment [maybe recreational], as well as museum and cultural. Our lighting design expertise is applied to interiors, as well landscape and exterior building facades.

Our philosophy stresses the innovative application of proven technical standards.  We focus our designs on Aesthetics, Function, Maintenance and Cost. Our team understands the aesthetic priorities of our clients and work closely with the interior and project designers to achieve their vision. We coordinate our lighting systems design with the mechanical/plumbing and electrical systems design to assist in conflict-free implementation. We also understand that ongoing operation of the systems will greatly impact the initial design, therefore our approach centers on maintainable engineered solutions.

  • Architectural Lighting Systems and Controls
  • Back of House Lighting Systems
  • Exterior Pedestrian and Landscape Lighting
  • High-rise Tower/Facade Lighting Systems
  • Landscape/Pool Deck Lighting Systems
  • Parking Garage Lighting
  • Sports Lighting Systems
  • Daylight Modeling and Optimization
  • Architectural Dimming and Control Systems
  • Creative Collaboration with Theatrical Lighting Systems Design

Sustainable

Green Building Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Design

Traditional design practices often overlook the interrelationships between building systems, the environment, and fiscal expenditures. Buildings that do not address sustainable design negatively impacting our environment by generating unnecessary waste and consuming excessive amounts of our resources. The result are buildings that are more costly to operate in terms of energy and water consumption.

Our challenge as Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical engineers is to design a facility that minimizes the reliance on nonrenewable energy resources while enhancing building marketability and increasing worker productivity. We recognize the importance of balancing initial and operational costs, while increasing the comfort, health, and safety of the building occupants. 

Our firm has successfully completed numerous renewable energy projects including work on Biomass, Geothermal, Solar Hot Water and Solar Photovoltaic systems. These alternate resource designs have helped our clients achieve greater energy efficiency and LEED certified status for their projects. 

MSA has been an integral member of design teams on a number of LEED Silver and Gold certified buildings. We encourage our team to pursue their LEED Accredited Professional [AP] designation, and have numerous LEED APs on-staff. MSA Engineering Consultants enjoys working with inspired clients who wish to lead the way in the development of more sustainable communities. 

For additional information on GREEN BUILDING and LEED here are a few sites to visit

Renewable Energy

MSA is actively involved in the design of renewable energy systems including solar, biomass, and geothermal power markets. We provide a full range of services to bring renewable projects from conceptual design to final completion.  The need for improved energy management solutions, and the demand for renewable energy systems, has created a growth market and MSA Engineering Consultants is delivering advanced technical solutions.

Solar – Photovoltaic

MSA has provided engineering design services for multiple photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants throughout the South-West.  Our experience enables us to integrate plant equipment operation or utility grid connections, and optimize solar field equipment into cost effective, reliable configurations. We have technically simulated and/or designed photovoltaic systems ranging in size from 20 KW to 200MW.

Solar – Hot Water

The MSA team is familiar with the full range of solar hot water designs including; closed loop-Glycol systems, closed loop-drain back systems, and open loop, seasonal/batch. Small systems for commercial tenant use up to larger scale systems for spas/health clubs can be integrated into our domestic hot water system designs upon request.

Biomass

MSA has provided designs for several waste-to-energy and fuel conversion projects. Our facility designs are generated readily and efficiently using existing plant layouts and collaboration tools. This approach decreases equipment lead times and allows for condensed design schedules.  In traditional biomass to power plants wood feedstock is burned to boil water and produce steam which is then used to generate electricity via turbines. Companies that produce wood products and paper have taken advantage of biomass energy for decades.

Geothermal

Geothermal clients look to MSA Engineering Consultants to provide our in-depth knowledge of large, complex geothermal projects.  MSA’s geothermal experience includes projects in Nevada which utilize the earth for the design of heat exchangers in the form of well fields and ground loops which integrate with heat exchangers for heating and cooling, and/or steam turbines for power generation.