An extensive range of design and construction management services — we will meet and exceed your needs!

There are many components that are necessary for a well-functioning commercial facility.  The engineers at Prairie Engineering provide an extensive range of design and construction management services to ensure our clients receive the best possible system to meet their needs.

Sustainable systems utilize renewable energy for the operation of the facility. Prairie Engineering routinely utilizes energy recovery to capture and use energy that would normally be lost.  In addition, our specifications call for fixtures that reduce the amount of water consumed in daily operations.  Also, many of our projects have utilized the energy in the earth through the use of geothermal systems.  These and other practices have earned LEED recognition on a number of our designs.

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are critical for a well-functioning facility. Our mechanical engineers have decades of experience in designing HVAC systems to meet the needs of our clients throughout the entire building.  Each HVAC system is tailored to fit the project and provide a good balance between the economics, comfort control, energy savings, and type of building structure.

Plumbing systems provide the delivery and removal of water throughout the facility. Using computer modeling technology, we can predict how a building will perform throughout every season of the year.  The building models we develop can be used with existing facilities to identify areas where cost savings can be achieved through improvements.

Energy analysis is the evaluation of energy consumed by a facility. From the water meter to the faucet tap and back out to the street, the systems we design include every component needed to provide clean water for the use of our clients.  In addition, our designs include the safe and effective removal of both sanitary and storm water from the building.

Exhaust systems for capturing and removing airborne contaminants from a facility. Sometimes it is heat and grease from kitchen appliances, sometimes exhaust from a diesel truck, or sometimes fumes from welding hoods, but regardless of the system our engineers are accustomed to designing effective systems for removing fumes and contaminants from a building.

Fire Suppression systems provide protection for a facility. There are a number of system types for suppressing a fire in a building, including wet sprinkler systems, dry sprinkler systems, dry chemical agent, and a number of others.  The engineers at Prairie Engineering have utilized a number of system types for fire suppression, selecting the system best suited for the needs of the building.

Piping and Fuel systems safely transport volatile materials throughout the facility. Whether it is fuel oil, medical gas, or something in between, our designers lay out a clear and comprehensive plan for the installation of the system

Lighting systems provide illumination and control for both interior and exterior spaces. Utilizing computer software to model buildings in 3D and to provide accurate point-by-point calculations, lighting systems are designed to maximize the amount of light where it’s needed while providing the most energy efficient solution.  Control of lighting is also important, and combinations of motion sensors, daylighting, dimming and switching are used to tailor the lighting control to the specific needs of a facility.

All interior and exterior lighting designs meet IECC requirements for power density and control based on local code requirements.

Power Distribution Systems provide electricity to a facility. Without electricity, not much in a modern building will operate, so a reliable electrical system is key to a buildings success.  Our electrical engineers and designers have a wide range of experience in designing power systems, whether it’s 15 kV medium voltage distribution or 480-Volt and lower distribution systems.  From the power company’s stopping point all the way to where you plug in your phone charger, and any electrical connections in between, we design the power system of a building to handle it all, keeping in mind the potential for future growth or technology development.

Network cabling extends the IT infrastructure through the building. No facility today can operate effectively without data and voice signals distributed throughout the building.  Our engineers provide complete network infrastructure design so when a building is occupied, phone and data network equipment can be installed and operated immediately.

Fire alarm systems provide protection for building users. Occupant protection is of paramount importance.  Fire alarm systems are designed to detect fires as quickly, then alert building occupants to the problem.  Using modern addressable fire alarm systems, fires can be identified by individual areas throughout a building allowing occupants and fire fighters the ability to zero in on the emergency.  Fire alarm systems are also used to monitor fire sprinkler systems to alert a monitoring agency when fire sprinklers are discharged.  Elevators are also tied into the fire alarm system to provide recall to make sure an elevator doesn’t stop in an area where a fire is located.

Security systems provide many different building benefits. From access control to surveillance systems, security systems can be tailored to the individual needs of a building.  Many different options are available for these systems, and our engineers work closely with Architects and building Owners to provide the right systems for each particular application.

Detention electronics involves the security, access control and surveillance systems associated with jails and prisons.  Prairie Engineering offers complete detention electronics system design to fully integrate these systems for complete jail and prison control operations.

Prairie Engineering works closely with the process engineers to develop the sequence of operation.  Detailed control system equipment requirements and instrumentation specifications are provided to ensure the process operates as intended.  Easy of operation for the end-user is always a high priority in our control system designs.

Sound and video systems enable complete building functions. Whether it’s a small conference room, a large conference room, or several large rooms that can be combined or separated in many different combinations, our engineers can provide detailed design for sound and video systems to allow many different inputs to broadcast the appropriate sound and video signals to audiences.