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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: 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

Last weekend, Advance Design Consultants supported The Soroptimist Club’s Family Assistance Christmas Store. For more than 30 years, Soroptomist International of Santa Clara Silicon Valley (SISCSV) has put real meaning in the word ‘giving.’ The service club’s annual free holiday “store” gives families who couldn’t otherwise afford it the gift of a merry Christmas. 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.

We are proud to team up with SISCSV for this event and want to thank SISCSV member, Norma Elena and other ADC staff who helped make this event successful. This year, more than 250 children have a brighter Christmas after parents finish their “shopping” spree at the Soroptimist Christmas Store. ADC looks forward to being a part of SISCSV’s “Classy Bag Affaire” in February that helps raise funds for the Christmas store.


Last night, Advance Design Consultants, Inc. President & Founder, Lorenzo Rios, P.E. spoke to college engineering students about career paths and what it means to be a Design Consultant at the ASHRAE San Jose Chapter’s Engineering Career Path Panel Discussion. Mr. Rios, was one of five panelists offering their experience and perspective on the options afforded to young engineers as they start their career. Each of the five panelist were representative of a different career option within the Engineering field. Mr. Rios highlighted his education in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and how that lead him to becoming a Design Consultant and ultimately the founder of Advance Design Consultants & ADC Construction Management. Other panelists included Ryan Wall from Silicon Valley Mechanical representing the Design-Build career path, Jack Walker from WaterTech Specialties, Inc. who spoke regarding water treatment and management careers, Mark Challino from Edges Group and AFE 39 who highlighted careers in Facilities Engineering, and Ken Mozek from Air Treatment who represented Vendor-based careers.

ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, is a global society focused on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. The San Jose Chapter hosts events for local engineers and engineering students. ADC’s VP, Lorenzo Rios, Jr. is currently the Refrigeration Chair for the San Jose Chapter.

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