Architectural EngineeringWe here at McNeil Engineering are known for our region-famous architectural engineering consultation services. We are able to provide organizations, institutions, businesses, municipalities, etc with the best expertise in the business. Whether it comes to civil engineering or structural engineering – if you are in need of architectural engineering consultation services – we are the firm for you!

However, beyond such architectural engineering consultation services, we also provide guidance when it comes to property sustainability and water preservation. Just look at our work at the nearby University of Utah.

The University of Utah’s EHSEB

When McNeil Engineering was first brought on board as the chief consultant for architectural engineering expertise and services with the University of Utah, we helped guide them in the development of the now LEED-NC Certified Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building. EHSEB, thanks to our architectural engineering consultation services now boasts a contemporary site and landscape design.

The University of Utah’s EHSEB is a top-notch example of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) compliance. The EHSEB is the first university and state of Utah building project to receive LEED certification. This environmental sensitivity is displayed within this property in a number of ways.

How we did it

In order to receive this LEED-NC Certification, we here at McNeil Engineering, as part of our architectural engineering consultation services, first established the University of Utah’s parameters for the redevelopment of the EHSEB property.

In order to go about this, we consulted with them and guided them in the development of a certain look, feel, and aura of what they were – overall – looking for. This laborious but ultimately satisfying process included the development of a desired microclimate. Therefore, a variety of native, drought-tolerant plants were selected based on their acclimation levels when it came to the desired microclimate. Not only did McNeil Engineering guide and help the University of Utah staff in the development of one single microclimate, but we also helped them develop several more desired microclimates as well.

The design team (consisting of McNeil Engineering and the team at the University of Utah) came up with a plan to address the various desired microclimates in their totality. We used a more shade-tolerant cold-hard plant palette on the northern and eastern exposures and a more sunny heat-tolerant plant palette on the southern and western exposures on the property of what would become the redeveloped EHSEB.

When it came to the edges of the parking lot, the team at the University of Utah, along with our patented architectural engineering consultation services, used a 4-inch deep layer of rock cobble as mulch, in conjunction with drought-tolerant low growing junipers and native grasses.

Along with this process, when it came to the redevelopment of the EHSEB property, no lawn was used in an effort to conserve as much water as possible for this in-depth project. Additionally, all plant material was irrigated using a drip system, which was controlled by a weather-based smart controller. All the water consumption was reduced by at least 50{ffa1fb9a833dbe70b91c2563ca2a54067368c324c18ffac54b9412388222efff} from the traditional style landscape along the Wasatch Front.

In need of architectural engineering consultation services?

Are you a member of an organization, institution, and/or business currently in need of architectural engineering consultation services? Are your properties in need of redevelopment and consideration of the principles of civil and/or structural engineering? Well, in that case, look no further! McNeil Engineering can provide you, your business, institution, and/or organization’s properties with the needed architectural engineering consultation expertise you so desperately need and deserve. Allow the western United States regional experts to help you develop your properties – in the cheapest, most sustainable way possible – while also creating, curating, and sustaining an architectural engineering aura people wish to live, work, and exist within.