In addition to complete Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering design, Dialectic Inc. (formerly Larson Binkley) services extend to preliminary site investigation, systems integration, voice and data infrastructure design, commissioning, sustainability (LEED, Green Globes, ENERGY STAR), and construction administrations services. The firm’s scope of services includes representations and coordination services with building code officials, utilities, environmental health departments, architects and owner representatives. These services include site survey and plan expediting, bidding and negotiation phase services, construction phase services, and commissioning.
Dialectic has provided nearly 30 years of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering design throughout the United States and for much of Canada. In response to the evolving needs of their clients, and taking advantage of their strengths, they have expanded the company’s capabilities to include total design management services for many industries and with diverse types of projects ranging from retail, education, healthcare, multi-family, hospitality and commercial spaces.
Dialectic's engineering design services include:
• HVAC Systems Design All Types with Specialties include Displacement Ventilation, UFAD, VRF, Central Cooling Plants
• Waste, Vent, Domestic Hot and Cold, and Compressed Air Systems
• Natural Gas/Propane Systems
• Storm Water Systems
• Medical Gas Piping Systems
• Power Distribution
• Emergency Power Systems
• Lighting Design both Interior and Exterior
• Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Fire Alarm Systems
• Building System Evaluations
• Energy Audits
• Life Cycle Cost Analysis
• Systems Integration (building automation)
• Systems Validation
• Sustainable Design
• Peer Review
Field Data Collection Surveys
As field data collection survey specialists, Dialectic provides architectural dimension recording, building structure and mechanical, electrical and plumbing surveys. The firm can also provide building code abstracts involving visitation of environmental health departments, the offices of the fire marshal, planning and zoning commissions and codes administration.
Dialectic’s groups of control design specialists, low-voltage wiring designers and staff that can provide automation solutions by integrating multi-vendor products into a common graphical user interface including HVAC temperature controls, lighting controls, building card access systems, power monitoring with peak demand load shedding and analysis, industrial process controls, integrated fire alarm systems and emergency power back-up systems.
Construction Phase Services
Dialectic provides construction observation to evaluate that contractor installation is in conformance with the contract documents and industry standards, and can provide a series of “punch lists” as required. Reviewing contractor pay applications in relation to the amount of construction performed is available. Dialectic can fulfill the position of contract administrator between the owner and contractor. Also, Dialectic can provide functional testing and controls operations validation, especially important in mission critical systems or for life safety systems.
Dialectic Inc. delivers a new environment in engineering, where exceptional quality, technology and customer service is the norm. The firm is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, New Foundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan