Designing Systems for the Built Environment

AKF was founded in 1989 as a traditional mechanical, electrical, and plumbing and fire protection design firm. Since our incorporation we have focused on providing our clients with better solutions to their unique project needs. Our highly experienced engineers and analysts continue to focus on new ways to design for the built environment amidst the evolving landscape and trends of the AEC industry. We build flexible spaces and habitations to achieve the highest quality of convenience and comfort. AKF’s reputation has been cultivated through our fundamental principles of client-first service and engineering integrity.

AKF’s Core Engineering Services Include:

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Building Control Systems Design
  • Central Heating and Cooling Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • Central Infrastructure Air Handling and Duct Distribution Systems
  • Complete Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling for Systems Performance
  • Healthcare Mechanical Systems Planning and Design
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Special Energy Systems including Energy Recovery, Controls Optimization, and High Efficiency Equipment and Distribution System Design
  • Specialty System Design Including Clean Rooms, Vivaria, Bio-containment Laboratories, USP 797 and 800 Pharmacies, High Energy Data Centers, and Performing Arts Centers
  • Steam, Hot Water, Chilled Water and Condenser Water, Pumping and Piping Systems
  • Systems Planning, Evaluation and Optimization

Electrical Engineering:

  • Clean Power Systems
  • Complete Building Power Distribution
  • Emergency Power and Standby Power Generation Plants Planning and Design
  • Medium and High Voltage Building Service Design
  • Special Grounding Systems
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
  • Renewable Energy Sources

Plumbing and Sanitary Engineering:

  • Compressed Air and Vacuum Systems
  • Domestic Water Systems
  • Healthcare Plumbing Systems Planning and Design
  • Laboratory Plumbing Systems Planning and Design
  • Natural Gas Utility and Building Systems
  • Specialty Gases including Medical Gas Systems
  • Specialty Process Piping Systems
  • Stormwater Collection and Detention Systems, Gray Water and Sanitary Sewer Systems
  • Treated Water Supply Systems
  • Water Reclamation Systems
  • Waste Heat Recovery Systems

Fire Protection/Life Safety Engineering:

  • Building Fire Pump, Standpipe and Sprinkler Systems Planning and Design
  • Clean Agent Suppression Systems
  • Code Compliance Analysis
  • Emergency Communications Systems
  • Fire and Smoke Detection and Alarm Systems Planning and Design
  • Smoke Evacuation and Control Analysis and Design
  • Special  Suppression Systems