If you have the time, we can tell you the finer points of artificial turf, snowmelt systems, and pre-stressed concrete. And our experience in specialized environments translates into a wide variety of architectural, engineering, and design applications. Bottom line? We’re excited to dive in and solve just about any challenge.
GMB has been incorporating sustainable systems into our designs since long before "going green" became a trend. We work closely with clients to develop system options for consideration, including cost analysis and life cycle cost analysis to help you evaluate the right energy solution for your project. We have experience designing:
- Geothermal heat pumps
- Solar thermal collection
- Solar photovoltaic
- Wind energy
- Biomass boilers, waste digesters & pyrolizers
We could brag about how long our company has been using Revit® software (over 10 years), or how many BIM projects we have completed (thousands). But what really matters to our clients is that we are truly utilizing this tool as part of an integrated process, across disciplines. And we are doing it in a way that can be leveraged to manage your facilities in meaningful ways for the long haul.
Building commissioning verifies that your systems operate as designed and intended. The process addresses building system performance to assure that all systems operate efficiently, effectively, and reliably. GMB's commissioning services include:
- Existing Building
- Building Envelope
Design workshops (or "charrettes", if you want to use the industry term) are a way that we start to understand your vision for your space, gaining consensus along the way. Our process includes stakeholders from across your organization and lasts anywhere from 1/2 day to 2 days. Identifying your goals and needs through a series of exercises, we synthesize that information in a visioning document.
Our talented team can leverage graphic design to enhance your project. We can create branded signage and other displays for your interior spaces. We can also help make your fundraising effort more successful as you share your vision with potential donors. And we routinely leverage graphic design as a part of pre-bond / referendum services to communicate with community members.
We have helped public school districts pass over $3.2 billion in bond issues over the past 20 years. We work closely with your district to determine timelines, develop a campaign strategy, prepare necessary treasury forms, and engage with your board and community. Our team has developed custom collateral for district and advocacy group campaigns that successfully convey important information about your planned improvements while adhering to applicable election law guidelines.
With over 20 years of experience and nearly 1 million SF in snowmelt design, our engineers have the knowledge and experience to design entire snowmelt systems as part of a building design or as separate systems for large municipal or campus systems serving many streets and/or sidewalks. Some of these systems use relatively low cost sources of energy such as low grade or waste heat from power plants or geothermal ground loop systems. Such sources of heat offer an advantage to the Owner as well as reducing the impact on the environment.