PROFILE

We provide professional mechanical, electrical, plumbing and analysis engineering services to architects, owners, and building managers across a wide range of industries, including higher education, municipal, office and manufacturing.

Our synergistic design approach promotes an interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve optimal performance, cost, and energy utilization. We aim to deliver solutions founded upon ingenuity, uniformity, and an obsessive attention to detail. Our technical capabilities, mindful client service, and breakthrough internal development program are unmatched in the Western United States. 

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

We have a decorated history of searching for solutions before a change order or problem arrises. From evaporative cooling to displacement ventilation, radiant cooling and chilled beams, as well as alternative project delivery methods such as design-build, design assist, and turnkey, our clients find comfort and pride in our design.

We will help you define what you need your system to accomplish, then provide elegant and reliable solutions.

SUSTAINABILITY

We care about energy efficiency and finding the most sustainable design solutions, we know you do to.

Our project portfolio consists of over 100 LEED rated projects, as well as projects with ENERGY STAR ratings, WELL certifications, and Utah’s High Performance Building Standards. 

Our energy modeling process assists our design methodology to provide each client with the most efficient system. 

CEA President, Steve Connor, was the first LEED Accredited Professional Engineer in the state of Utah. 

PROFILE

EXPERIENCE

We provide professional mechanical, electrical, plumbing and analysis engineering services to architects, owners, and building managers across a wide range of industries, including higher education, municipal, office and manufacturing.

We are committed to collaboratively developing building system solutions that balance performance, cost, and sustainability, then delivering that design on time, through a process of regular communication, careful coordination and obsessive attention to detail

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

History of creativity and innovation, from evaporative cooling to displacement ventilation, radiant cooling and chilled beams, as well as alternative project delivery methods such as design-build, design assist, and at-risk

We help you define what you need your system to accomplish, then we come up with solutions that do it elegantly and reliably.

SUSTAINABILITY

Proven track record of sustainable design.

Designed within the major rating systems, including over 100 LEED rated projects, as well as Energy Star, WELL, Utah HPBS

Adept at designing solutions that exceed energy goals while still being affordable and reliable.

LEED Accredited Professional on staff since 2001 – first engineer in Utah

TESTIMONIALS

“Colvin Engineering provided excellent insights on the design for the Mobile Triage Unit, especially as it related to keeping the system modular and transportable. HHI has worked with Colvin on several military construction projects. Each time, Colvin met all HVAC and plumbing requirements with a professional attitude. We knew Colvin was the correct team for this important and unique project.”

Cliff Hokanson, HHI Corporation Executive Vice President

“Hopefully, clients choose Colvin because of our personalities. I think building design is not really complicated. Through having a personal relationship with each client, we are able to deliver the best product and focus on customer service along the way.”

Gabriel Legorburu, Project Engineer

“We can provide an integrated solution for mechanical and electrical plumbing. When I say integrated, I mean, BIM on the same model. When we deliver that model it will be fully coordinated without any unnecessary delays. We are focused now on BIM integration but also to ensure the best low-energy services for the client.”

Ken Garner P.E., Electrical Engineer, Senior Project Manager

“Colvin Engineering has a long history of excellent design work and has developed a great relationship of trust on the Weber State’s campuses. Colvin has also played a critical role in charting the future for Weber States mechanical systems and infrastructure. Colvin was able to understand the university’s future goals and help to articulate a step-by-step path forward for decades.”

Mark Halverson, Associate Vice President for Facilities & Campus Planning

“Over the years, we have worked on numerous projects with Colvin Engineering – including design build, CM/GC and hard bid work. Throughout all of these projects Colvin Engineering was trustworthy and highly skilled partner. They are easy to work with, provide detailed information and enhance a project’s design and performance. When Okland thinks of Colvin, we think of quality mechanical engineering, and a strong commitment to innovation and efficiency.”

Brett Okland and Jeremy Blanck, Okland Construction

TESTIMONIALS

“Colvin Engineering provided excellent insights on the design for the Mobile Triage Unit, especially as it related to keeping the system modular and transportable. HHI has worked with Colvin on several military construction projects. Each time, Colvin met all HVAC and plumbing requirements with a professional attitude. We knew Colvin was the correct team for this important and unique project.”

Cliff Hokanson, HHI Corporation Executive Vice President

“Hopefully, clients choose Colvin because of our personalities. I think building design is not really complicated. Through having a personal relationship with each client, we are able to deliver the best product and focus on customer service along the way.”

Gabriel Legorburu, Project Engineer

“The best reason to choose Colvin Engineering is that we can provide an integrated solution for mechanical and electrical plumbing. When I say integrated, I mean, BIM on the same model. When we deliver that model it will be fully coordinated without any unnecessary delays. We are focused now on BIM integration but also to ensure the best low-energy services for the client.”

Ken Garner P.E., Electrical Engineer, Senior Project Manager

“Colvin Engineering has a long history of excellent design work and has developed a great relationship of trust on the Weber State’s campuses. Colvin has also played a critical role in charting the future for Weber States mechanical systems and infrastructure. Colvin was able to understand the university’s future goals and help to articulate a step-by-step path forward for decades.”

Mark Halverson, Associate Vice President for Facilities & Campus Planning

“Over the years, we have worked on numerous projects with Colvin Engineering – including design build, CM/GC and hard bid work. Throughout all of these projects Colvin Engineering was trustworthy and highly skilled partner. They are easy to work with, provide detailed information and enhance a project’s design and performance. When Okland thinks of Colvin we think of quality mechanical engineering, and a strong commitment to innovation and efficiency.”

Brett Okland and Jeremy Blanck, Okland Construction

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TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES

HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Temperature, ventilation, and humidity control 

Central boiler and chiller plants

All systems types, including air, water, and refrigerant-based

PLUMBING

Water treatment and distribution

Waste and vent systems

Hot water generation, including solar

CONTROLS

Control schematics

Control sequences and specifications

COMMISSIONING

Functional testing

Analytics

LIGHTING

Exterior lighting design

Interior lighting design

Lighting control systems

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Voice and data structured cabling

Fiber optic systems

Audio visual

LOW VOLTAGE AND SIGNAL SYSTEMS

Fire alarm

Security and surveillance

Access controls

Paging and public address

Broadband

POWER DISTRIBUTION

Prime and standby power generation

Power conditioning and UPS

ENERGY MODELING

ASHRAE 90.1 compliance

Life cycle cost analysis

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Net zero

LEED

Utility incentives

SPECIAL SERVICES

CFD modeling

Pipe flow analysis

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