Utilizing control products from ABB, and ASI Controls and other manufacturers, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc Automated Controls Department can help achieve peak performance of your buildings HVAC equipment and mechanical systems.
Seamless coordination with Facility Staff, Design Engineers, Construction, and Service teams to optimize system performance. Providing reliable control of your HVAC equipment with field proven hardware and solutions.
Building Systems Expertise
We provide services for fully occupied buildings, including commercial spaces, hospitals, schools, higher education institutions, offices, manufacturing facilities, and governmental facilities. Our expertise includes life-cycle analysis, end-of-life planning, and vision masterplans for building systems. We leverage protocols like BACnet, Modbus, and Lon for seamless integration. Our goal is to enhance efficiency, sustainability, and occupant comfort in diverse settings.
Building Automation & Control
We prioritize tenant comfort by offering comprehensive solutions for HVAC and lighting control. Our expertise extends to mission critical systems, ensuring reliable operation and minimal downtime. Additionally, we provide utility and end-use metering services, enabling efficient monitoring and management of energy consumption. Our focus is on delivering optimized solutions that enhance comfort, control, and energy efficiency for our clients.
We specialize in providing multi-vendor/legacy support, offering seamless integration and maintenance for diverse systems from different manufacturers. Our solutions include web-based and IoT technologies, leveraging the power of connectivity to optimize control and management of building systems. We prioritize wireless and open protocols, ensuring flexibility and compatibility for efficient communication. With our enterprise-level services, we deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients, empowering them to achieve optimal performance and operational excellence.
We offer design/build assistance for new and retrofit installations, optimizing equipment efficiency with enhanced program sequences. Our services include alarm management, preventive maintenance, and factory-certified training. We also specialize in retro-commissioning existing systems. Our goal is to enhance performance, efficiency, and occupant comfort while reducing operational costs.
We offer energy reporting and dashboards, HVAC optimization, tenant after-hours management, and automated demand response solutions. Our focus is on maximizing energy efficiency, reducing costs, and supporting sustainability initiatives through advanced automation and intelligent energy management.
Historical System Analysis
The first step in reducing energy costs is ensuring the HVAC systems are performing correctly. Historical Trend Reports are the most important tool used in correcting current operations and making adjustments to optimize future performance. We specialize in reviewing Historical Trend information. System feedback is stored within the database, allowing technicians and operating staff to identify when faults happen and help identify root causes. It also provides for a review of current performance, helping to identify changes in current settings to optimize performance. Our skilled technicians work closely with clients to help them understand the power of information provided in Historical Trends and how to identify positive changes to adjust performance. Historical trends can be provided in numerical-date/time-stamped reports or in multiple styles of Graphical charts. Multiple points may be overlaid for comparison of data.
Energy Savings Through Intelligently Controlled Systems
Our installed systems support effective operational cost management for buildings. With mobile-compatible interfaces, historical trend data for performance verification, and real-time notifications across multiple platforms, we enable convenient monitoring, optimization, and prompt response to critical events. Our tailored solutions align with customer specific goals, ensuring effective support for cost management, enhanced financial control, and optimized resource allocation.
Framework of Standards
We see every project as an opportunity to design and deliver what’s best for our customers. One of the ways we do that is by helping our customers define their vision and then establish a framework of standards to ensure that vision is met. If the vision changes over time, we have the ability to adapt and tailor the framework to support those changes.
We prioritize precise design that aligns with our customers' budget criteria, delivering solutions that meet both their vision and financial goals. Our collaborative approach involves actively engaging with product vendors and exploring new manufacturers to source the right materials for each project. Through thorough preplanning, we minimize site disturbances and ensure a seamless installation process, supported by our engineering expertise. Our commitment is to provide exceptional value to our customers by delivering high-quality projects that meet their budget requirements while minimizing disruptions and maximizing efficiency.
Shapiro & Duncan provides cutting edge mechanical engineering and construction solutions – including design-build, fabrication, installation and maintenance services – as a leader in the Washington, D.C. market.