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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.