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Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center wins ACEC NY Diamond Engineering Excellence Award

We are incredibly excited to share that our engineering design of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Ce…

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Frank Angelini named National Science and Technology Practice Leader

We are excited to announce that Frank Angelini...…

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Millersville University Net Zero Energy Welcome Center wins national engineering award

Millersville University of Pennsylvania's Lombardo Welcome Center has been awarded the 2020 American…

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Carlos Londono selected as a 20 Under 40 honoree

Congratulations to our own Carlos Londono, electrical commissioning professional extraordinaire, and…

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"The Road Ahead for Philadelphia's Healthy, Efficient Buildings"

Want to learn more about Philadelphia's tune-up legislation and how COVID-19 and other industry fact…

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Sustainable Energy Fund's net positive energy office building wins Green Building United Award

Sustainable Energy Fund's net positive energy office building in Schnecksville, PA has been recogniz…

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3D Scanning and Scan-to-Revit®️

3d Scanning

3D Scanning and Scan-to-Revit®️

AKF’s 3D scanning capabilities enable conditions for entire central plants, equipment rooms, tight structures, and all other project areas to be accurately captured by our in-house specialists in a matter of a few hours. In addition, AKF’s scan-to-Revit®️ capabilities can produce an as-built Revit®️ model of existing conditions to be used by project teams. AKF is not the first company to offer scanning, but our engineering and built-environment experience sets our scan-to-Revit®️ work product apart to be one of the best.

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Arc Flash and Short Circuit Coordination

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Arc Flash and Short Circuit Coordination

Short Circuit, Coordination and Arc Flash Analysis are three integral parts of electrical system maintenance and reliability. AKF's commissioning experts can help you ensure the safety and security of your critical electrical equipment.

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Architectural Code Consulting

Architectural Code Consulting

The rapid evolution of construction codes at the national and local levels presents a challenge for design professionals and owners undertaking new and existing building projects. As codes develop in response to advancements in building materials, methods, and systems, the importance of code compliance as a central aspect of project delivery is continually reinforced. AKF’s code experts provide assistance with code review and regulatory approvals throughout the design and construction process to ensure that code compliance is achieved in all aspects of the project.

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Commissioning

Commissioning

Operational efficiency and systems sustainability are two main objectives of any building operator. The goal of the AKF Commissioning and Testing group is to ensure the owner’s project requirements are achieved, delivering peak performance at any point of the building’s lifespan.

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Energy + Performance

Energy + Performance

AKF Energy + Performance is driven by a desire to connect high-performance engineering with insights gained from real-world improvements in existing building performance. We believe that lessons gained from optimizing today’s building operations must inform tomorrow’s building designs, the frontiers of high performance building design can also be used to inspire the optimization of today’s buildings.

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Fire + Life Safety

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Fire + Life Safety

Fire and Life Safety systems are vital to ensuring the safety and security of buildings and their inhabitants. To meet the goals of our clients and support their design needs, AKF offers full fire protection design and consulting services. Our engineering expertise in fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler and standpipe systems, emergency power systems, special hazard suppression systems, and how to apply the building and fire code requirements to building systems.

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Infrastructure Design

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Infrastructure Design

From the C-suite to the building engineer, energy has become a key consideration to everyone involved in a project. There are choices to be made concerning the types of energy for varying uses, as well as control of costs and economic incentives. Our infrastructure specialists bring both vast experience and new, imaginative solutions to projects of all sizes. Our solutions are particularly focused on facilitating plant preventive maintenance and offering operational flexibility for the system.

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Instrumentation + Building Controls

Instrumentation + Building Controls

Instrumentation + Building Controls

Building Management Systems (BMS) are constantly changing and converging with security, fire alarm, and other low voltage building systems. Our controls engineers are skilled in hands-on technical troubleshooting, controls engineering design, software programming, graphics generation, project management, and sales. We have an in-depth understanding of the hardware and software of the actual manufacturers’ systems and how they are applied.

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Lighting Design by Lightcraft

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Lighting Design by Lightcraft

Lighting Design has the power to establish time and space for inhabitants; to highlight work and play; to change lives for the better; making architecture and interior design sing. Lightcraft is a full service Architectural Lighting Design division of AKF. Our creative team provides quality, visionary, and energy-efficient lighting design using the latest technologies to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Master Planning

Master Planning

As facilities expand their offerings to meet the ongoing needs of their clients and users, buildings and campuses need to be upgraded to support these changes. Whether existing building systems need to be upgraded, building additions require additional loads, or new buildings are developed that will rely on existing infrastructure, AKF’s Master Planning team can help make your facility ready for the future.

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Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing + Fire Protection Engineering

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Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing + Fire Protection Engineering

As our core business, our Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection engineers focus on providing our clients with better solutions to their unique project needs. Our highly experienced engineers and analysts continue to focus on new ways to design for the built environment amidst the evolving landscape and trends of the ACE industry. We build flexible spaces and habitations to achieve high quality of convenience and comfort. AKF’s reputation has been cultivated through our fundamental principles of client-first service and engineering integrity.

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Smart Building Consulting

Smart Building Consulting

AKF's “Start to Smart” services seeks to guide you through the lifecycle of your Smart Building project. We believe that the right integrated technology and automation can help empower people to create, cure, dream, build, and produce. Fully integrated smart building systems enhance the work and aspirations of those who occupy the spaces you are investing in.

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Special Inspections

Special Inspections

AKF is on the leading edge of Special Inspection programs and implementation in NYC. We pride ourselves in supporting clients with highly responsive and qualified personnel to further a project’s completion objectives. AKF inspectors bring extensive experience to the review and inspection of a constructed facility to ensure adherence of approved project design documents and code.

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Technology Services

Technology Services

State-of-the-art information technology is integral to every aspect of today’s buildings, not only connecting the structure’s constituencies with one another, but the organization, individuals, and groups with the rest of the world. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is vital for buildings to have the technological infrastructure to support future growth. AKF’s technology team works tirelessly to ensure that the spaces we design will allow our clients to meet their short and long-term needs.

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Vibration Analysis and Testing

Vibration Analysis and Testing

AKF’s Vibration Analysis and Testing team is on the leading edge of technology. With combined over 60 years of experience, industry experts, and members from Local 638 and Local 94, our services assist clients directly or in collaboration with AKF’s specialized disciplines to provide fully integrated solutions.

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