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Advance Design Consultants, Inc. is committed to serving the local business and governmental sectors during the COVID-19 crisis. We are uniquely qualified to provide design solutions to support urgent critical infrastructure expansions and renovations. ADC has the experience, passion, and expertise to help critical industries respond to ever-changing needs during this unprecedented  time. 

 

ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE

The design services performed by Advance Design Consultants, Inc. are within the critical infrastructure industry and public works and infrastructure support categories as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (i.e., DHS identifies construction/service contractors supporting the defense industrial base)*, and therefore we have a special responsibility to maintain our work schedule, productivity, and design.

DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Advance Design Consultants, Inc. has always employed a highly-skilled, collaborative team of architects, engineers, designers, planners and technical specialists who excel in their fields. ADC will to continue to work with our clients, partners, consultants and community to provide business continuity of the same services that you have come to expect from us. We are equipt and committed to delivering the architectural-engineering design and calculations services, communication, and collaboration needed to keep our projects moving ahead on schedule.

SMALL BUSINESS STRONG

Our small business size and agile infrastructure enables us to quickly adapt to the rapid pace of changes that are facing our industry and those we serve. ADC’s staff is mobilized to effectively Work From Home (WFH), yet has access to our office and all of the necessary tools and programs/software to deliver precise, tailored design solutions to meet your organizations needs. At the same time, as a small business supplier, we are committed to continuing to support the partnerships we have with other local consultants and service providers to keep our small business community strong throughout this challenging time.

SAFER WITH US

ADC is taking the COVID-19 situation seriously to protect the health and well-being of our employees, clients and partners. Our staff has been fully trained with regards to our Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan (IDORP) and is adhering to updates from Santa Clara County, the World Health Organization and the CDC. We are committed to quickly responding to any additional safety requirements and recommendations and are operationally ready to pivot and adjust to ensure we are putting safety at the forefront of our designs, communications and deliverables.

* For more information on DHS’s announcement please visit: https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated.pdf.

 

This past weekend, ADC staff and executives attended the Soroptimist International of Santa Clara Silicon Valley  (SISCSV) Classy Bag Affaire fundraiser. Soroptimist International of Santa Clara Silicon Valley is a dynamic, caring group of business, professional and women from all walks of life, dedicated to improving the well-being of women and girls. The fundraiser supports their Christmas Store which provides free gifts to underprivileged families during the holiday season.  The Classy Bag Affaire included a charity luncheon, purse auction and raffles that all raised money for the SISCSV Christmas Store. Norma Elena and other ADC staff were grateful for the opportunity for our organization to give back to the local community and help those who are less fortunate. Every year, Advance Design Consultants executives seeks to create a brighter future for our team members, our communities and the world we live. Our partnership with SISCSV and participation in The Classy Bag Affaire and other events are a cherished opportunity to be a part of something greater.

 

Classy Bag Room Photo Classy Bag Table Display Photo Classy Bag Purse Example Classy Bag Purses

On Tuesday, September 10th, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors presented Advance Design Consultants with a Commendation for their commitment to environmental practices. The special recognition event for the Green Business Program was held at the County Service Center, 1555 Berger Drive, San Jose. ADC has been a long time Certified Green Business and an active participant in the County of Santa Clara’s Green Business Program.
ADC Green Business Commendation

ADC Vice President Lorenzo Rios, Jr. led a tour of the HVAC system at the historic Civic Auditorium in San Jose on Wednesday. ASHRAE members stepped away from the excitement of the Sharks’ game 7 and the Warriors game to investigate the built up air handler, the disguised decorative diffusers, the modular chiller, and the new electric service required for the addition of cooling. The addition of return grilles required penetrating a cast-in-place concrete wall and carbon reinforcements and are hidden in place with coverings that match the style of the building (the grilles are the three large squares in the included picture). The event venue operated without air conditioning until 2017, and the city had trouble with booking throughout the summer because of the high temperatures. With cooling added and operating, including a unit serving the stage, the concert hall now hosts events often regardless of the season. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here.

 

Disguised Diffusers & Return Air Grilles

Disguised Diffusers & Return Air Grilles

Return Air Chillers

Return Air Chillers

Return Air Chillers

Return Air Chillers

On March 21st, Advance Design Consultants & ADC Construction Management attended ISPE San Francico/Bay Area Chapter’s 28th Annual Vendor Night Exhibit Show. The night had a Casino Royal theme so attendees were able to visit our booth to try their hand at Roulette. While there were there they could also learn more about how Advance Design Consultants & ADC Construction Management can meet their Biopharma & Life Science AMEP & Construction needs. ADC & ADC-CM have a long history of serving biopharmaceutical companies design and construction needs including designing research laboratories, renovating manufacturing facilities, and designing for mission-critical automation processes, control systems and complex piping projects to support biopharmaceutical operations. Our team of engineers work with you on clean room design and advanced sterilization technology so that your R&D team’s vision can come to life on your production line.

At Advance Design Consultants, we seek to create a brighter future for our team members, our communities and the world we live. With that in mind, ADC is consistently supporting charities and organizations that are making a difference in our local community. This past weekend, ADC staff and executives attended the Soroptimist International of Santa Clara Silicon Valley  (SISCSV) Classy Bag Affaire fundraiser. Soroptimist International of Santa Clara Silicon Valley is a dynamic, caring group of business, professional and women from all walks of life, dedicated to improving the well-being of women and girls. The fundraiser supports their Christmas Store which provides free gifts to underprivileged families during the holiday season.  The Classy Bag Affaire included a charity luncheon, purse auction and raffles that all raised money for the SISCSV Christmas Store. We are grateful for the opportunity for our organization and our employees to give back to the local community and help those who are less fortunate.

 

 

Some of the women of ADC joined other members of ASHRAE’s San Jose Chapter and spent their Presidents’ Day encouraging the next generation during GIRLS DAY @ THE TECH. Girls Day provided hands-on activities for girls age 7-14, along with their families, and highlights the achievements of women in STEM fields. In addition to exploring interactive exhibits about robotics, cyber security, wearable tech and bioengineering, guests participated in workshops and maker activities infused with art, music, game design, computer programming and more.

Two of our engineers, Hannah and Valerie, volunteered for the event. They helped teach children about pressure drops by having the kids blow bubbles through a straight straw, a long straw, and a bent straw, and talking about how that applies to air conditioning systems. The activity was a hit with the girls. It was so popular we even had one repeat customer do the activity again!  We look forward to seeing the girls who attended the event continue to thrive in the areas of STEM.

Each winter, Advance Design Consultants supports The Soroptimist Club’s Family Assistance Christmas Store.  Throughout the year, the organization holds events and gathers donations to fund the Christmas store. Then in December, more than 250 children have a brighter Christmas after parents finish their “shopping” spree at the Soroptimist Christmas Store.  SISCSV opens the doors at a local elementary school to over 100 families to do their Christmas “shopping” for their children. In addition to gifts for each of their children, shoppers go home with gift cards from Target and Safeway, small appliances like toasters, comforters, warm clothing, and toiletry kits.

Advance Design Consultants’ Norma Elena Rios is an SISCSV member and gathers other ADC staff to help support this event. We are proud to be a part of the continued efforts of SISCSV to make Christmas brighter for families throughout the Bay Area.

On Friday, October 19th, ADC and sister-company, ADC Construction Management, Inc.,  hosted our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest & Cornhole Tournament. Nearly 60 clients, staff and vendors came out to enjoy a wonderful evening of craft beer, food and cornhole at Hapa’s Brewing Company.

Congratulations to our Cornhole Tournament winners:

1st Place Tournament Champions – Team: Persian Guys; Players: Mostafa Rashidsalehi & Mojtaba Rashidsalehi

2nd Place – Team: Yes We Chan; Players: Valerie Eacret & Larry Chan

3rd Place – Team: Get er Done; Players: Zach Horn & Brandon West

Pictures from the event have been posted to our Facebook account. Photo Link:  https://lnkd.in/dE8_X8tThank you to all who attended. For those who weren’t able to join us, you were missed. We look forward to another wonderful event in 2019!

Last Friday, August 17th, we had a wonderful turnout at the 12th Annual Advance Design Consultants and ADC Construction Management Golf Tournament. Approximately 120 valued clients, colleagues and partners/vendors came out to enjoy a wonderful day at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Pictures from the event have been posted to social media: ADC Construction Management / Advance Design Consultants.

Congratulations to our 1st Place Winners –  Brandon McKay, Mark Maystrovich, Steve Self, Chris Green

 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor: Trane

Gold Sponsors: Air Treatment Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, Johnson Controls, Sunbelt Controls

Silver Sponsors: Norman S. Wright, Engineered Air

Drink Cart Sponsors: Bayside Interiors, Harry L Murphy, Inc., Shaw Contract

Hole Sponsors: Oyster Bed Lagoon SA, JTECH, Directline, San Jose Insurance Agency, Inc., Sigler, Golden State Brewery

Lunch Sponsor: Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.

Hole In One Contest Sponsor: Peninsula Infiniti

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Update to our Clients & Partners:

ADC is taking the COVID-19 situation seriously to protect the health and well-being of our employees, clients and partners.

Advance Design Consultants, Inc. has implemented a Work from Home Plan (WFH) program to ensure our staff can comply with Santa Clara County's Shelter-In-Place order while still conducting business. Our main office in San Jose is currently physically closed, however our staff continues to support normal business operations initiating WFH program yesterday. ADC’s staff will continue to work with our clients, partners, consultants and community to provide business continuity of the same services that you have come to expect from us.We are committed to continue to provide the architectural-engineering design and calculations services, communication, and collaboration needed to keep our projects moving ahead on schedule. As we all work through this difficult period of time fighting this world pandemic together we will ensure to update you on our progress and deliverables.

During this time, please use email as this is the best way to reach us. Continue to reach out to your direct contact, and if you do not have a direct contact, use info@adcengineers.com and your message will be routed to the appropriate person.

We want to thank everyone for understanding that ADC will do our best to deliver our projects on schedule to best of our abilities while performing these task from home. If you have any questions, concerns, comments or even just need someone to talk to concerning a current or future project, do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can all ensure business continuity for our region and beyond.

 

Update to our Clients & Partners:

ADC is taking the COVID-19 situation seriously to protect the health and well-being of our employees, clients and partners.

Advance Design Consultants, Inc. has implemented a Work from Home Plan (WFH) program to ensure our staff can comply with Santa Clara County's Shelter-In-Place order while still conducting business. Our main office in San Jose is currently physically closed, however our staff continues to support normal business operations initiating WFH program yesterday. ADC’s staff will continue to work with our clients, partners, consultants and community to provide business continuity of the same services that you have come to expect from us.We are committed to continue to provide the architectural-engineering design and calculations services, communication, and collaboration needed to keep our projects moving ahead on schedule. As we all work through this difficult period of time fighting this world pandemic together we will ensure to update you on our progress and deliverables.

During this time, please use email as this is the best way to reach us. Continue to reach out to your direct contact, and if you do not have a direct contact, use info@adcengineers.com and your message will be routed to the appropriate person.

We want to thank everyone for understanding that ADC will do our best to deliver our projects on schedule to best of our abilities while performing these task from home. If you have any questions, concerns, comments or even just need someone to talk to concerning a current or future project, do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can all ensure business continuity for our region and beyond.