Beyond Bid Quotes: Selecting a St Louis Mechanical Engineer

Bid quotes represent only a facet of decision making when it comes to evaluating a mechanical contractor in St. Louis County or St Louis City. The criteria for assessing a mechanical engineer exceeds the upfront costs. What are the contractor’s prior project experience, credentials, employment hiring practices and other contingencies?

How to qualify a mechanical engineer in St. Louis?

Credentials matter

Is the mechanical contractor a licensed engineer or a certified technician? Is the mechanical contractor an affiliate of any organizations? Only a licensed mechanical engineer has the proficiency to design, build or retrofit an HVAC-R system for a commercial building in St Louis. Organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Society of Engineers authenticate a mechanical contractor’s credibility.

Experience counts

Considering that a commercial building erected in the 1970s varies distinctly from one built in 2000. The mechanical engineering specifications vary widely for medical centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, office buildings restaurants, breweries, furniture makers and other commercial properties. As a result, analyze a mechanical engineer’s prior project list to determine if the company has the expertise to execute your building’s HVAC-R needs.

Discerning hiring practices

What is the mechanical engineer’s firm hiring standard? Are the technicians certified? Note that a mechanical contractor’s staff is just as important as the owner’s credentials. For example, Hoffmann Brothers Mechanical contractors hire graduates who earned the highest grades from the most respected technical schools, (i.e. Rankin and Vatterott). Check out some of our employees here.

Compliance first

The bid quote should observe state and federal regulations in compliance with the following agencies and organizations: US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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