At Jarrell, we hire and retain only the best engineers in the industry, and our top-notch engineers perform a wide variety of tasks to bring the highest quality and value to your system design.  Before any kind of heating, ventilation and cooling system are installed, a building’s HVAC loads must be analyzed by examining the current or proposed building conditions, layout, space usage type, climate zone, specifications, etc.  Our engineers perform calculations to determine the appropriate type and size of the HVAC system needed.  A design is then drawn up that includes realistic and practical estimates on materials and equipment costs and labor hours necessary to complete the job.  We base these estimates on our previous experiences, manufacturer’s recommendations, and MCA (Mechanical Contractors Association) recommendations.

Value Engineering

At Jarrell, we don’t provide cookie-cutter solutions for your building’s HVAC systems.  Often with plan and spec jobs, the optimal system, based on the owner’s budget, has not been designed for the building.  The definition of value is the ratio of function to cost.  Value Engineering is a systematic method to improve the design of your building by performing a thorough examination of the function which will ultimately reduce the costs.  With Value Engineering, less expensive alternative materials and systems are considered if they improve on or don’t decrease functionality.  Our engineers consider initial cost, operational costs, and the expected life of the system in order to provide the greatest overall value to each customer.  Our team of engineers, made up of 8 licensed professional engineers, employ engineering concepts such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and other pillars of mechanical engineering to determine the most cost-effective and energy-efficient system for your project.  We use system modeling software which allows us to determine the most cost-effective and energy-efficient system for your building project.

We work as a cohesive team, consulting and collaborating with owners, architects, general contractors, as well as the other construction trades, to coordinate the building design during the pre-construction process.  Once the design has been finalized, a project manager takes over the job, and the engineers remain on standby to consult with the project manager and the foreman on the job site when support is needed.

Mechanical engineering is a constantly growing, learning, and changing industry, and our engineers believe in staying at the top of their game and keeping their skills sharp.  To do this, and to keep up with industry changes and innovations, Jarrell’s engineers regularly attend informational sessions held by various manufacturers, sales reps, professional organizations, etc. to ensure that they stay abreast of the latest and greatest products and ideas and incorporate them into system designs when appropriate to do so.  HVAC systems are constantly being improved upon to increase their functionality and energy efficiency and our engineers know the importance of staying on top of all technological advancements.

The finished design/build project will be an advanced utility system, customized to your building, which produces results and provides the value you require and expect.  We would never provide anything less.