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J.S. Held consultants and engineers have extensive experience evaluating the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, vertical transportation, and security systems that are integrated into the construction and operations of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and facilities.

Our experts provide causation analysis, code upgrade and compliance support, and damage assessments with repair scope and cost estimating for systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Our Services
  • Code Upgrade & Compliance Support
  • Electrical Accidents & Electrocution Analysis
  • Equipment & Systems Damage Assessments
  • Equipment & Systems Failure Analysis
  • Evidence Collection & Storage
  • Expert Witness & Litigation Support
  • Fire & Explosion Investigations
  • Lab Examination & Testing Services
  • Mechanical Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Repair Estimate Development & Review
  • Repair vs. Replacement Determinations
OUR PROJECT ENGAGEMENTS HAVE SPANNED THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS

ELECTRICAL

  • Building Management Systems
  • Busway & Bus Duct
  • Commercial, Residential & Custom Lighting / Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Dry & Oil Filled Transformers
  • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Standby & Backup Generators with Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
  • Substations
  • Switchgear, Motor Control Centers (MCCs), Switchboards & Panelboards
  • Telecommunication / Data / Intercom / CCTV / Security / Cardlock Entry / Logic Controls
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Equipment

FIRE PROTECTION

  • Analog & Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels & Devices
  • Electric & Diesel Fire Pumps, Controllers & Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
  • Wet & Dry Fire Sprinkler Systems & Specialty Systems

PLUMBING

  • Backflow Prevention
  • Clean Dry Compressed Air (CDA) Systems
  • Domestic Water & Sanitary Drain Systems
  • Piping
  • Tanks
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants / Lift Stations
  • Water Filtration
  • Water Well Pump Systems

HVAC-R

  • Air- & Water-Cooled Chillers / Cooling Towers
  • Air Handling Units
  • Airside Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Building Management Systems
  • Chilled Water & Condenser Water Pumps
  • Commercial Kitchen Ventilation
  • Energy Recovery Units
  • Exhaust & Ventilation Systems
  • Fan Coil Units
  • Hydronic Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Make-up Air Units
  • Piping & Insulation Systems
  • Radiant Heating
  • Refrigeration Systems & Equipment
  • Rooftop Units
  • Split System AC Units
  • Steam & Water Boilers / Heat Exchangers
  • VAV & CV Terminal Units
  • Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP)

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

  • Geothermal
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Turbines

VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION & CONVEYING SYSTEMS

  • Escalators & Moving Walkways
  • Hydraulic & Traction Elevators
  • People, Wheelchair & Platform Lifts
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