On Wednesday, February 23rd, IFMA Silicon Valley hosted their Volunteer Appreciation Mixer. Members and guests gathered to honor the contributions and volunteer efforts of within the Chapter. During the award ceremony, our very own, Estefania Perez was honored as IFMA SV’s Volunteer of the Year for 2021. Estefania has been highly involved in IFMA and other professional organizations as well as in the local community. We wish her a heartfelt congratulations from all of the management and staff at Advance Design Consultants, Inc. Her efforts make us proud and the award is well deserved. Congratulations, Estefania!
On Friday, November 20th the ADC & ADC-CM team gathered for a Virtual Happy Hour. Over 25 employees and spouses/guests gathered for dinner, drinks and raffle from the comfort of their own homes. The companies provided each guest with a box with all the ingredients for their drinks so we could raise our glasses together and catch up. It was so great to see many familiar faces and get to a know a few new ones!
Thursday night, ASHRAE’s San Jose Chapter brought together ladies from across the HVAC and Engineering community in their virtual event, Women in ASHRAE Terrarium Workshop. ADC was proud to have a woman from our team participate. Approximately 30 women gathered on a Zoom meeting to network, socialize and learn to build mini terrariums. The social event celebrated diversity in ASHRAE and helped connect female engineers in the industry. They brought in a plant specialist from Succulence, a local San Francisco shop focused on unique plants, supplies, terrariums and vertical gardens. Prior to the Zoom, each participant received a kit with all the supplies needed to make their own mini succulent terrarium. Together the women learned about these unique plants, proper drainage & watering, and shared an evening of conversation and laughter while creating a unique piece for their homes. We are grateful for events like this that offer the opportunity to build relationships and support the women in the engineering fields.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
A facility condition assessment and/or feasibility study done by Advance Design Consultants can make a huge difference to your business. Energy Manager Today, recently featured one of our projects as an example of how these assessments can reduce energy costs and make a business more efficient. Read how Advance Design Consultants, Inc. and CALMAC Corp helped a Northern California bio-pharmaceutical company decrease energy costs by 56%.
Replacing systems that are nearing end of life and considering alternatives to how your existing thermal energy storage systems are housed, can make a dramatic difference. Advance Design Consultants offer services to evaluate your existing systems and make recommendations to help improve your business’ energy usage. Learn more about having ADC run a facility condition assessment or feasibility study for your company to give you accurate information about your existing situation and how Advance Design Consultants can help you lower energy costs and become more green.