Few elements of a facility have as much potential as energy to impact the bottom line. With expertise in mechanical and electrical design, as well as facilities engineering, Fuss & O’Neill is particularly suited to developing strategies that reduce energy costs and increase efficiencies. We work with clients on energy consulting and design services and provide experienced advice on facility energy conservation measures.
Fuss & O’Neill has a highly experienced group of air quality professionals that bring significant technical expertise to our clients. From minor source permitting to full facility permitting, we have the experts who understand the regulations and can streamline and simplify a facility’s requirements. Our air quality services include permitting, regulatory compliance and enforcement assistance, modeling, sampling, and reporting/recordkeeping.
Our Design Build team has the experience and technical expertise to provide construction management for a large range of multi-discipline projects, successfully taking each project from concept to completion. To meet each client’s unique needs, we can draw from our trusted network of subcontractors, or partner with a team assembled by the owner of the project. We have the flexibility to work on a percentage basis and, if requested, can provide a project’s Gross Maximum Price.
Energy Management Consulting
We provide assessment, planning and design services for conventional and renewable energy systems. On the demand side, assessment of existing equipment, usage and billing data provide an essential building block for developing conservation strategies and tactics. On the supply side, Fuss & O’Neill works with developers, utilities and owners on a wide range of renewable energy projects (solar photovoltaics, combined heat and power (conventional and alternative fuel sources), fuel cells and hydroelectric. We also provide interconnection application support, permitting, design and construction services.
Environmental Compliance and Design
Federal and state regulatory environments have dramatically altered compliance requirements for private and public facilities. As we find solutions to compliance tasks, we look for ways to provide additional value to clients. Combining permitting expertise and engineering know-how, our team approach often leads to reduced operating costs and environmental benefits such as reduced energy consumption, water conservation, and material substitution. Our services range from air, water and waste permitting to onsite compliance support, litigation support, and comprehensive environmental design.
Environmental Impact Assessment
We have experience in environmental documentation for a variety of projects in institutional, suburban, and urban settings for actions as diverse as affordable housing renovation, roadway extension, and coastal beach nourishment. Our team is able to provide the expertise necessary to evaluate existing conditions and potential impacts to natural resources, infrastructure, and cultural resources, as well as socioeconomic and environmental justice issues.
Our environmental and engineering staff provides our clients with a full range of remedial services, beginning with the conceptual evaluation of alternatives and proceeding through detailed design, installation, operation and maintenance, and post-remediation monitoring and verification processes. Most importantly, we understand that for our remediation approaches to succeed they need to be both context sensitive and fully promote our clients operational and redevelopment goals for their businesses.
Environmental Site Assessment
The environmental assessment process identifies whether hazardous materials or petroleum products were potentially released on a site, and where these releases occurred. Our services, often provided prior to property acquisition, include identification of potential release areas in Phase I, sampling to determine where releases have occurred in Phase II, and full delineation of the extent and magnitude of contamination in Phase III. After assessment is completed, we assist our clients in preparing feasibility studies and remedial action plans.
Facility and Campus Management
We assist private and public clients with the challenges inherent in developing and managing large facilities and campuses. Our services include the planning, design, and construction management of new buildings and renovations, consolidations and relocations, and their infrastructure systems (e.g. power, chilled water, compressed air, fuel, steam, and specialty gases). We work with industrial clients to optimize manufacturing processes through machine upgrades, improvements to cooling/heating utilities and integrated control systems, effective industrial waste systems, process safety management and indoor air quality/industrial ventilation needs.
Building upon 90 years of land surveying records and maps, we support both clients and other groups within our company. We use state of the art equipment, such as robotic total stations and virtual reference GPS systems, to provide property boundary surveys, control network preparation, ALTA/ACSM surveys, topographic and utility surveys, and construction stake-out services.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Our mechanical and electrical expertise goes beyond conventional design. We excel at existing systems infrastructure, providing assessments and recommendations, energy upgrades, and system replacement and modifications. Unlike many firms, our expertise is not limited to the building. We have successfully completed a wide variety of campus and site wide projects for overhead and underground electrical, steam, and hot and chilled water systems.
On-Call Consulting Services
We have been providing a broad range of on-call engineering and environmental services to municipal, state, federal, industrial, institutional, and utility clients throughout Southern New England for decades. As one of the largest multidiscipline engineering firms in the region, we not only possess the expertise and resources to successfully fulfill these types of contracts, we also have a thorough understanding of local, state, and federal regulations, as well as strong relationships with respective regulatory staff. Our depth of expertise and resources, as well as our ability to quickly respond to emergency situations, results in cost-effective and innovative solutions for assigned tasks.
Petroleum Storage and Distribution
Our experienced staff provides engineering services in the areas of compliance, corrective action, SPCC plans, design, remediation, replacement, inspection, system upgrades, and construction coordination for underground and aboveground petroleum storage and fueling facilities. Our approach addresses the receipt, storage, and distribution of petroleum and related chemical products from terminal to end-use. We provide tank integrity testing and inspections as required under the Oil Control Act and the Massachusetts 3rd Party UST Inspector Program.
Our structural design group provides evaluation and design services for bridges, buildings, and other specialty structures for a variety of governmental, industrial, and private clients. Our multi-disciplined team allows us to address the multi-faceted needs of any structural assignment. We develop tailored and cost effective solutions that are functional and aesthetically compatible with their surroundings.
Fuss & O’Neill offers comprehensive engineering services for both external utilities (water, wastewater, power) and facility utility services (electrical power, telecommunications, chilled water, compressed air, fuel, steam, and specialty gases). We not only provide evaluations, planning, permitting, design and construction management services, but we can also implement these projects using our design build capability. For many of our public sector utility clients we play a key role in obtaining critical funding support.
Christopher J. EcsedySenior Vice President
Kevin SullivanVice President
Other Areas of Practice
The success of any complex project demands more than discrete services. That’s why we have organized our business to deliver integrated services across multiple Areas of Practice. Our commitment to cross-departmental collaboration provides more unified, inspired solutions, shortens project cycles and reduces costs. Organizations that want high-quality consulting services turn to Fuss & O‘Neill for services within these areas.