LEED Experience


PDS, Inc. prides ourselves in creative and innovative solutions for our projects. This includes implementing 

project-appropriate  HVAC and plumbing systems that are very energy efficient yet yield the highest rate of return for the client. Over the years we have helped deliver over 30 LEED projects ranging from LEED Certified to LEED Platinum. Our approach from assisting the owner and architect in conceptualizing the building to analyzing and selecting the HVAC systems has proved to be successful for numerous projects.

  • Goleta MOB (LEED Certified)
  • Kaiser Permanente MOB Tustin Ranch (LEED Equivalent) 
  • California State University-Sacramento  Student Housing (LEED Silver) 
  • UC Irvine Verano Place Student Housing (LEED Gold) 
  • UC Davis West Village Student Housing (LEED Silver) 
  • West Los Angeles College Facilities Maintenance Operations Center (LEED Platinum) 
  • Rubidoux Water District Headquarters (LEED Silver) 
  • Edison Chino Air Operations Headquarters (LEED Gold) 
  • Allan Hancock College Nursing Facility (LEED Certified) 
  • Allan Hancock College Public Safety Complex (LEED Certified) 
  • Chino Fire Stations No. 1 & 7 (LEED Gold)
  • Fontana Court House (LEED Certified)    
  • Fremont Fire Stations No. 2 & 11 (LEED Silver)    
  • San Mateo Fire Station No. 23 (LEED Silver)    
  • Greenhaven Pocket Library (LEED Silver)   
  • Paramount High School (LEED Certified)   
  • Redondo Beach High School (LEED Certified)   
  • Scottsdale Fire Station No. 1 & 8 (LEED Platinum)   
  • Woodcrest Library (LEED Certified)

BIM (Building information modeling)


PDS, Inc. is a fully committed to implementing BIM into the design process. We have been preparing projects in BIM since 2007 and have developed over 40 projects of various complexities utilizing BIM Autodesk Revit MEP in conjunction with Navisworks. We have found this to be a very important visualization tool as well as help with conflict resolution in the early stages of design. PDS has assisted in the interfacing process with contractors and owners using the 4D and 5D aspects of BIM for scheduling, project optimization and cost. Our firm has invested over four years in developing and customizing the BIM process in our office and has provided intensive training to our staff. For many of our clients, BIM has been accepted as the project standard method of implementing our design in the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process.​

  • Kaiser Permanente Tustin Ranch MOB, Tustin, CA 
  • UC Davis West Village Student Housing, Davis, CA 
  • UC Irvine Verano Place Student Housing, Irvine, CA 
  • Monte Cedro Senior Living, Altadena, CA 
  • Allan Hancock College Nursing Facility, Santa Maria, CA 
  • Coronado Elementary School, Coronado, CA 
  • Lincoln Elementary School, Paramount, CA 
  • Elementary School #12, LAUSD, CA 
  • Quail Hill Community Center, Irvine, CA 
  • Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA

kaiser experience


PDS, Inc. has worked on numerous Kaiser Permanente facilities, throughout Southern California. Such projects include medical facilities, HVAC upgrades, central plant upgrades, remodel projects, and MOB facilities. The following is a partial list of our Kaiser Permanente experience:​

  • Kaiser Permanente Tustin Ranch MOB 
  • Kaiser Permanente Cerritos MOB 
  • Kaiser Permanente Coastline Harbor City Medical Office Building 3-story Tenant Improvement 
  • Kaiser Permanente Bellflower MOB Fire Alarm and Stairway Upgrades 
  • Brea MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • Chapman MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • East Street MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • Euclid MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • Garden Grove MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • La Palma MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • Orange Pavilion MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • Tustin/Santa Ana MOB ADA Upgrade 
  • Yorba Linda MOB ADA Upgrade​​ 
  • Kaiser South Bay Region Medical Office Building ADA Upgrades  
  • Kaiser Lomita Mental Health Medical Office Building ADA Upgrade
  • ​Kaiser Long Beach Medical Office Building ADA Upgrade 
  • Kaiser Gardena Medical Office Building ADA Upgrade 
  • Kaiser Mission Viejo MOB Nurse Clinic IDIQ Remodel Mission Viejo, CA 
  • Kaiser Mission Viejo MOB Urgi-Center Remodel, Mission Viejo, CA 
  • Kaiser Euclid MOB Behavioral Health Remodel Anaheim, CA 
  • Kaiser Culver Marina MOB HVAC Retrofit  Kaiser Permanente Culver Marina Pulmonary Rehab Renovation, Culver City, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente West LA Orthopedic Renovation Los Angeles, CA 
  • Kaiser Permanente T1421 Sherman Way Walk-in Refrigeration Equipment Replacement Los Angeles, CA 
  • Kaiser Permanente 100 South Los Robles, Pasadena CA Tenant improvements for 1st through 6th floors 
  • Kaiser Permanente Walnut, Glendale California Tenant Improvements for 2nd though 5th floors 
  • Kaiser Permanente East Annex Tenant Improvements, Glendale, CA



PDS, Inc. has engineered a multitude of healthcare facilities including renovations. Such designs include patient areas, recovery areas, procedural rooms, radiology (fluoroscopy, x-ray, MRI, angiogram) exam rooms, pharmacies and laboratories. Upgrades to complex HVAC systems as well as medical gases, and central plant facilities. Our core of engineers are well versed in OSHPD requirements, and NFPA 99 Guidelines. In addition, PDS has engineered numerous MOB facilities throughout California. With an array of healthcare experience and expertise, PDS can provide the proper engineering services for any healthcare project.

  • Loma Linda University Med. Center, Emergency Bldg.  Expansion, Loma Linda, CA 
  • Kaiser Permanente, Lakewood Hospital Miscellaneous Remodels, Lakewood, CA 
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Remodel, San Francisco CA 
  • Various MOB Facilities for Kaiser Permanente throughout California



PDS, Inc. has engaged in many design-build joint ventures over the past years. With over 10 design build projects of various complexities and sizes, PDS is fully comprehensive in the design build process. We recognize the value of teamwork and understand our clients needs in these endeavors.

  • Cal State Fullerton Parking Structure   
  • Correction Facility for the Sate of CA, Dept. of Corrections, McFarland, CA    
  • Time Warner Data Center, Costa Mesa, CA    
  • University of Irvine, Student Housing Verano Place, Irvine, CA    
  • Paseo Colorado Development    
  • San Diego County Operation Center Parking Structure    
  • Trilogy at Glen Ivey Golf Clubhouse Building “D”    
  • St Joseph MOB Parking Structure



PDS, Inc. has engaged in design-assist ventures over the past few years, and is fully familiar with the process. We recognize the value of teamwork and understand our clients needs in these endeavors. As the engineer-of-record, we are an integral member of the project team.

Our Understanding of the Design-Assist Process:

  • At the design development stage of the plans, after the CM at Risk and sub-contractors are on-board, our goal is to convey the design aspects of the project to these team members. This process is usually accomplished through a review process where our staff responds to design review comments and recommendations from the CM at Risk and sub-contractors.  
  • From this point on, any design changes are communicated by us to all team members. We review and update the BIM model for information exchange and recommend modifications with extensive input from CM at Risk and sub-contractors.  
  • We review construction budgets and attend budget review meetings as needed. During the process we will validate the budgets as being adequate.  
  • Submit documentation for building permits upon completion of adequate documentation. At this time, the documents are handed off to the sub-contractors for final completion.  
  • Sub-contractors will generate the final BIM model for approval from design team for fabrication.  
  • Attend pre-construction and construction schedule meetings and provide input as necessary during the construction process. All changes are reviewed by us with recommendations made as needed.

higher education


PDS, Inc. has engineered an array of higher education projects for reputable colleges and universities in California. Projects range from new facilities to modernizations and central plant upgrades. In addition, PDS has also engaged in various student housing projects and have generated MP design utilizing BIM.

  • Mtn. San Jacinto College Menifee Campus, Technology Center 
  • Cal state University Long Beach Nursing Education Facility  
  • Mtn San Antonio College HCC & ESL Building 
  • Mtn San Antonio College Gym Building 
  • Mtn San Antonio College Design Technology Center 
  • University of California San Diego, Gilman Office & Parking Facility

municipal facilities


PDS, Inc. has performed work for over 13 counties and cities throughout Southern California. The projects include Libraries, Courthouse, Animal Facilities, Correctional Facilities, Fire Stations, Rec Centers, and Administration Facilities. Below is a partial list of some of our projects:

  • Mentone Senior Center and Library, San Bernadino, CA 
  • Fontana Courthouse Expansion and Remodel, Fontana, CA 
  • Woodcrest Library, Riverside, CA 
  • Coachella Valley Animal Campus, Coachella, CA 
  • California State Correctional Facilities, Adelanto & McFarland, CA 
  • Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, Sacramento, CA 
  • Orange County Public Library, Cypress, CA 
  • City of Glendale Adult Recreation Center, Glendale, CA 
  • Riverside County Sheriff Hemet Station, Hemet, CA

k-12 projects


PDS, Inc. has engineered an array of K-12 projects throughout the state of California. The projects range from new construction to modernizations, and needs assessments. We are very familiar with the DSA requirements and knowledgeable with K-12 construction requirements. We have worked for over 60 school districts from San Diego to Sacramento and including two of the largest school districts in California LAUSD and LBUSD.

  • Corona Ranch Elementary School, Corona-Norco USD, CA 
  • Calavera Hills K-8 School, Carlsbad USD, CA 
  • Wilson Elementary School, Los Angeles USD, CA 
  • West Coast Contra Unified School District Master Planning. CA 
  • Lisa J. Mails Elementary School, Murrieta USD, CA 
  • Colton High School No. 3, Colton USD, CA 
  • Heritage High School, Perris USD, CA 
  • El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito USD, CA 
  • Beverly Hills HS - Sci. & Tech Center Modernization Beverly Hills USD, CA

office building and tenant improvements


PDS, Inc. has designed numerous office building facilities as well as tenant improvement projects throughout 

southern California. Projects range from new construction to large and small TI. With our vast experience and 

expertise in this market, PDS can provide quality engineering services for any office building project.

  • Airport Corporate Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  
  • Dupree Business Park, Chino, CA   
  • JLC New Office Modernization, Costa Mesa, CA    
  • La Verne Business Center, La Verne, CA    
  • Numerous Office Buildings for SCE    
  • Bear Sterns, Los Angeles, CA    
  • Montebello Metro Center, Montebello, CA    
  • PacifiCare, Cypress, Santa Ana, Anaheim and Costa Mesa, CA    
  • Riverwalk Office Building, Riverwalk, CA    
  • Foothill Corporate Plaza Ph. II & III, Foothill, CA    
  • Marina Towers, Torrance, CA    
  • Park Natomas Business Center, Sacramento, CA

Parking Structures


PDS, Inc. has provided mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for various parking structure facilities. We have engineered storm drain, sub-soil drainage with sump pumps, combined standpipe fire protection system with fire pump, CO2 sensor controlled exhaust ventilation systems. In addition, PDS has also provided air conditioning and plumbing systems for retail areas, including restrooms within the parking structure complex.

  • Anaheim Entertainment Complex, Anaheim, CA   
  • Cal State Fullerton parking Structure No. 1, Fullerton, CA   
  • Cerritos Parking Structure, Cerritos, CA   
  • City of Glendale Parking, Glendale, CA   
  • Santa Ana Civic Center Parking Facility, Santa Ana, CA   
  • St. Joseph MOB Parking Structure New Construction, Orange, CA   
  • UCSD Gilman Drive Parking Facility, La Jolla, CA   
  • Warner Brothers Forest Lawn Parking Structure, Burbank, CA   
  • San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino Parking Structure Phase II, Highland, CA



PDS has designed various retail facilities throughout the state of California, the state of Texas and the state of 

Washington. Below is a list of retail project experience:

  • Armstrong Gardens, Carlsbad, CA   
  • Barnes & Nobles, San Jose, CA    
  • Brookhurst Retail Center, Anaheim, CA    
  • Glendora Shopping Center, Glendora, CA    
  • Old Navy, San Jose, CA    
  • Paseo Colorado Mixed Use Redevelopment, Pasadena, CA    
  • Round Rock, Outlet, Round Rock, TX    
  • Seattle Premium Outlets, Seattle, WA



PDS, Inc. has engineered many fire sprinkler systems for a multitude of facilities. Such facilities include commercial, healthcare, hospitality, federal and institutional. In addition, we have worked directly with reputable architects and contractors within the southern California area. Our fire sprinkler engineer has over 20 years of experience in designing fire sprinkler systems. We utilize the latest software, HydraCAD, HydraCalc, and have produced several BIM fire sprinkler projects.

  • Nokia Live Event Center, Los Angeles, CA  
  • Kaiser Hospital, Downey, CA  
  • LAPD Emergency Operations Center, Los Angeles CA  
  • Long Pointe Hotel, Rancho Palos Verde, CA  
  • LAUSD Projects, CA  
  • Glendale Unified School District Projects, CA  
  • Clarke Construction  
  • Turner Construction   
  • Hensel-Phelps