Who We Are

Kilian Engineering, Inc. is an engineering consulting firm helping create functional and efficient design solutions. Our mission is to provide our customers with value oriented engineering services related to plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire alarm systems for a building. We work with both new construction and existing buildings, and are currently licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana. Our staff is ready to start on any project requiring our services, and we strive to return our design in a timely fashion. Kilian Engineering, Inc. has experience with finding solutions for many different types of buildings.

In addition to our engineering services, Kilian Engineering, Inc. offers construction administration services, energy studies, and feasibility studies. We work in conjunction not only with the owner, but also with architects, structural engineers, contractors, and inspectors to make sure the customer receives a quality design. Please feel free to contact us for a quote on your next project.

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What We Do

At Kilian Engineering Inc., we help you plan for construction of a new building or renovations to an existing building. Have you ever tried to assemble a piece of furniture with no instructions? Why should you try and build a large structure without sufficient plans? Curiously, many people try to build without adequate or sealed plans in a misguided effort to save money. Consequently, they end up not only paying more for the building, but also encounter extensive delays related to code enforcement requirements. We can help you put together a cost effective design team. We will be responsive to your needs, while being sensitive to your budget. One of our main deliverables is a good set of industry-quality prints to allow for apples to apples bidding.

We design the plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire alarm systems for both new buildings and renovation projects. After receiving the floorplan of the building in an AutoCAD format from an Architect, we generate plans for each trade. Our drawings show items necessary for a complete installation for each trade. The final set of drawings, once completed and sealed, is then added to the architectural set, along with any applicable structural, interior design, and site drawings. Depending on the size and complexity of the building, our plan sets can range anywhere from 5 to 60 pages or more. Having a complete set of plans allows one to receive multiple bids to find the best price, and it also speeds up the permitting process with code enforcement.

Plumbing drawings show the location of all drain lines, water supply lines, valves, and various other items as required, such as water heaters and greasetraps. Other drawings such as riser diagrams also aid in the understanding of the plumbing system as a whole. We include a plumbing fixture schedule, specifying what fixtures to use, and various notes and details are added to the drawings, tailored to the unique requirements of the particular job.

Mechanical drawings include the layout of all ductwork and sizes, registers, and returns in plan view. We specify the locations of HVAC units either on the roof, or at ground level outside the building as applicable. Actual HVAC equipment specifications are noted in a schedule on the drawing, to ensure the owner receives the necessary equipment for their new space, as well as exhaust fans, registers, and grilles. We also list ventilation calculations, mechanical load summary, and general notes for further clarification.

Electrical drawings indicate the locations of all lighting and switches, including required emergency egress lighting. Also, receptacle and power panel locations are shown on a separate drawing. We show all circuiting, and detailed panel schedules. We provide a lighting fixture schedule detailing which lights to use where, along with an electrical riser diagram detailing how the building is connected to the utility. We include general notes, legends, electrical designer's statement, NEC load summary, and any details required by code enforcement.

Fire Alarm drawings detail horn strobe locations and specify devices for appropriate coverage of the space. Smoke detectors, heat detectors, pullstations, and any other items required for a complete system are also shown. We are familiar with fire marshal and contractor requirements and therefore lessen questions by including general notes and details.

In addition to plans, we also offer energy management services, feasibility studies, code research, and wide format printing. Please feel free to call for further information on how we can help with your project.