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Building Performance Solutions

Building performance solutions in DFW

McCownGordon brings strategies that create greater results.

McCownGordon’s Building Performance Solutions team in Dallas-Fort Worth brings unmatched value to clients. Engaged during preconstruction and construction, our team of engineers, commissioning and quality assurance and control experts bring an additional level of knowledge to the table to address complex mechanical, structural, soil, envelope and other elements of your build. They compliment the project team, bringing valuable solutions to the table to benefit you.
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MEP services

Our specialized experts bring an added level of expertise to the table for your mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems. You need a system that provides maximum efficiency and comfort over the life of your building, but without large up-front costs. Our Dallas-Fort Worth engineers ensure you get the best value for your investment. MEP elements can constitute up to 60 percent of overall project costs, underscoring the need for specialists with deep understanding of these complex systems.

Our Building Performance Solutions expertise in Dallas-Fort Worth extends beyond MEP systems to virtual design and construction (VDC), Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and much more. Our team collaborates collaborates extensively with your design team, scrutinizing drawings in preconstruction for constructability issues, scope overlaps/gaps and cost-effective alternatives. In-house engineers enhance estimate accuracy and address gaps before construction commences.

During construction, the MEP team facilitates a smooth transition. They manage long lead items’ scheduling, oversee proper MEP system installation and provide insights on installation time and potential man-hour requirements to keep the operations team on track. Post-construction, the department remains involved, aiding in troubleshooting and addressing any warranty items.

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Commissioning services provided by McCownGordon


By utilizing our in-house team for building performance solutions, your building commissioning project benefits from a more streamlined and less subjective process. Our Dallas-Fort Worth Commissioning team finds the means to improve energy efficiency and reduce overall costs of the building’s operation for the owner.

Our team will already be well-acquainted with your project, which makes the commissioning process seamless. Working closely with McCownGordon on commissioning during preconstruction delivers numerous benefits to owners, including reduced costs, fewer delays and more sustainable and efficient designs. In addition, McCownGordon can commission already-completed projects through retro-commissioning, allowing us to assess under-performing systems, enhancing them to provide maximum efficiency.

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Structural and Soil

Our Structural and Soil group engages in early design analysis, formulates bid packages and interviews specialty trade partners as needed. For existing buildings, particularly historical ones, they conduct on-site investigations to assess elements like the roof structure, exterior enclosure and potential tie-in points for new additions. This guarantees a well-established structural foundation, minimizing unexpected challenges in construction. The soil team examines soil conditions in preconstruction to advise on optimal footings and support for the building.

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The VDC team is our technical liaison division for building performance solutions in Dallas-Fort Worth. Their hallmark is clash detection where the team models to “build the building virtually” before we ever move dirt to manage risk with minimal impact. These advanced digital tools deliver value across the entire project timeline, reducing costs, time and waste while enhancing efficiency and quality.

  • Coordination meetings uncover conflicts and devise resolutions with trade partners before commencing construction. Hosting these virtual reviews enhances early quality control, mitigating costly field conflicts later on.
  • Virtual simulations of intricate project sections furnish field operations with additional details on the number of involved trade partners and assembly logistics.
  • Laser scanning an existing building generates millions of data points in the absence of drawings, creating a field-accurate model where none existed before.
  • In-wall photography chronicles the behind-the-wall progress from start to finish. This technology allows an iPad to reveal hidden ductwork and conduit.
  • Our VDC department explores and tests cutting-edge technology to provide clients with optimal options for an enhanced building experience. They then disseminate this technology to owners, architects, engineers and trade partners, maximizing efficiencies for project success.

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The Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) team takes a proactive approach to overseeing project quality, involving early reviews, engaging with trade partners, applying strict enforcement and providing persistent follow-up. Our commitment to quality is inherent in our performance, resulting in more enduring facilities with minimal changes during construction.

Quality control begins with meticulous planning during the design phase and concludes with the acceptance of installed assemblies. Our quality planning tools establish specifications and acceptance criteria, along with plan reviews. Throughout the bidding and construction phases, McCownGordon closely manages quality by qualifying bidders, scrutinizing shop drawings, acquiring permits and conducting pre-installation meetings. This meticulous process extends into construction, ensuring quality expectations are not only met but surpassed.


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Our team assesses the building and site early in preconstruction to minimize the environmental impact of practices and materials, focusing on life cycle assessments (LCA). Utilizing cutting-edge technology, we quickly evaluate energy usage against utility, maintenance and replacement costs, providing clients with the most sustainable option.

At the start of construction, we enforce a rigorous site management plan, mitigating erosion, heat island effects and construction-related pollution. We prioritize the effective management of construction waste, identifying materials suitable for salvage or recycling and monitoring their progress. Adhering to LEED practices, we scrutinize LCAs on materials, addressing renewable and recycled-content solutions. Our in-house sustainability team validates energy and water-efficient systems, fixtures and control sequences, spanning ground source heat pumps, LEDs, greywater systems, to variable refrigerant flow systems and low-flow fixtures.

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Our building performance solutions team can set your project apart.

Let us show you how Building Performance Solutions in Dallas-Fort Worth can add value to your project.

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