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Building Performance Solutions

Building Performance Solutions in Kansas

McCownGordon brings strategies that create greater results.

Our building performance solutions team is designed to better help our clients during preconstruction and construction. Comprising engineers, trade partners, architects and code officials who have honed expertise in their respective fields, this team brings a wealth of experience to our Kansas clients and partners.

Having been on all sides of the table, they view your project through diverse lenses. Building performance solutions augments the project team, offering unmatched knowledge and focus.

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MEP Services

You need specialized individuals who know your mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems inside and out to ensure a successful project. Our engineers in Kansas are here to make sure you’re investing in the right-sized systems at the right price, enhancing your confidence as an owner.

MEP components, constituting a significant portion of project costs, necessitate specialized individuals familiar with these systems. The team collaborates extensively with the design team, scrutinizing drawings during preconstruction for constructability issues, scope overlaps/gaps and cost-effective alternatives. In-house engineers contribute to assembling precise estimates and addressing any gaps before construction commences.

During construction, the MEP team facilitates a seamless transition, aiding in the scheduling of long lead items, ensuring proper installation and providing insights on installation time and potential man-hour requirements. Their involvement extends into post-construction, offering assistance with troubleshooting or addressing any warranty issues that may arise.

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The Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) team proactively oversees project quality through early reviews, trade partner engagement, rigorous enforcement and persistent follow-up. Quality is inherent in our approach, resulting in more enduring facilities with minimal changes during construction.

Quality control initiates with proper planning in the design phase and concludes with the acceptance of installed assemblies. Our quality planning tools encompass establishing specifications and acceptance criteria along with plan review. Throughout the bidding and construction phases, McCownGordon meticulously manages quality through bidder qualification, shop drawing review, permit acquisition and pre-installation meetings. This process extends into construction, ensuring that quality expectations are not only met but surpassed.


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The VDC team in Kansas is our technical liaison division in the building performance solutions group. Their hallmark is clash detection where the team models to “build the building virtually” before we ever move dirt to manage risk with minimal impact. Coordination meetings pinpoint clashes and formulate resolutions with trade partners before construction commencement.

  • Virtual reviews enhance early quality control, mitigating expensive field conflicts in later stages.
  • Virtual mock-ups of intricate project segments furnish field operations with additional details, clarifying the involvement of trade partners and the logistics of assembly.
  • Laser scanning an existing building generates millions of data points in the absence of drawings, creating a field-accurate model where none existed before.
  • In-wall photography documents the progression behind a wall, allowing the visualization of concealed ductwork and conduit by holding up an iPad to the wall.

These advanced digital tools add value throughout the entire project timeline—reducing cost, time and waste while improving efficiency and quality.

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Early in preconstruction, our Kansas sustainability team assesses the building and site to minimize the environmental impact of practices and materials, emphasizing life cycle assessments (LCA). Utilizing cutting-edge technology, we swiftly evaluate energy usage in comparison to utility, maintenance and replacement costs to offer clients the most sustainable options.

Commencing construction, we enforce a stringent site management plan to reduce erosion, mitigate heat island effects and curb construction-related pollution. Emphasizing the management of construction waste, we identify salvageable or recyclable materials and track their disposal. Adhering to LEED practices, we analyze LCAs on materials to explore renewable and recycled-content solutions. Our in-house sustainability team aids in validating energy and water-efficient systems, fixtures, and control sequences, encompassing ground source heat pumps, LEDs, greywater systems, variable refrigerant flow systems and low-flow fixtures.

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Commissioning services provided by McCownGordon


Choosing our in-house team for building commissioning, as opposed to trade partners, ensures a more streamlined and objective process. The Commissioning team in Kansas is dedicated to enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings and reducing overall operation costs for the owner.

With a pre-existing familiarity with your project, our team seamlessly conducts the commissioning process. Collaborating closely with McCownGordon on commissioning during preconstruction offers owners various advantages, including cost reductions, minimized delays and the development of more sustainable and efficient designs. Additionally, McCownGordon can undertake commissioning for already completed projects through retro-commissioning, evaluating and optimizing under-performing systems for maximum efficiency.

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Structural and Soil

Early in the process, our Structural and Soil group engages in design analysis, creates bid packages and conducts interviews with specialty trade partners as needed. In the case of existing buildings, particularly historical ones, they conduct field investigations to analyze specific elements such as the roof structure, exterior enclosure and potential tie-in points for new additions.

This ensures that the structural infrastructure is well-established, minimizing unforeseen obstacles during construction. The soil team examines the soil during preconstruction to propose optimal footings and support for the building.

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Our building performance solutions team in Kansas can set your project apart.

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