Engineer / Designer of Record 

When the architect, owner, or developer wishes to manage their project risk and reduce their liability, ABB may act as the Engineer of Record (EOR). As EOR, ABB will produce drawings and specifications related to the building envelope, HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection systems that are then included within the project’s construction documents and issued for permitting, bidding, and construction.

Construction phase support services are an integral portion of the EOR service. These services can be augmented with construction monitoring up to and including a full time presence on the project.


Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document Design Services

Bid phase consulting services

Mock-up testing and consulting services

Construction Administration Services

Quality assurance / quality control (QA / QC) services

Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Document Design Services

Schematic Design:

  • Develop preliminary concepts for the building’s enclosure, considering factors such as climate, energy performance, sustainability, and aesthetic preferences.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project objectives and establish a clear vision for the building’s enclosure.

Design Development:

  • Elaborate and refine initial concepts.
  • Detailed performance modeling and analyses are used to refine the design to meet performance and architectural goals.

Construction Document:

  • Translate designs into detailed construction documents.
  • Specify and detail every component, from cladding to sealants, for seamless construction execution.

Permitting/Plan Check Consulting services 

ABB can assist with obtaining permits on your behalf, working with the authority have jurisdiction (AHJ) to update plans and specs to meet the AHJ’s requirements, as well as assist the design team in modifying building enclosure, waterproofing, details as required to meet the needs of the project.

Bid Phase Consulting Services

ABB provides bid assistance throughout the pre-construction process. Our services include providing bid documents, preparing Requests for Bid, soliciting contractors, scheduling, and attending the pre-bid meeting, reviewing contractor questions and providing bid addenda, reviewing bids and providing the client with a bid matrix for side-by-side comparison.

Mock-Up Testing and Consulting Services 

ABB assists contractors, architects, and owners to accurately procure and competitively bid sub-contractor scope of work. Often, sub-contractors propose alternate materials and provide clarification and exclusions during the bid. This is a critical phase of the project, which requires careful consideration to understand design impacts for costs and risks.

Construction Administration Services

ABB will assist with contract selection that best meets the needs of the client. We will review contractor and subcontractor bids and assist with negotiations on behalf of the client as well as manage the contract throughout the lifecycle of the project. 

Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA / QC) Services 

ABB specializes in quality assurance services, such as construction monitoring and performance testing for building owners, assuring that each construction project meets clients’ expectations. We also provide pre-construction services, competitive bidding and pre-construction meetings.


ABB offers seminars and training classes. All of these courses provide AIA Continuing Education Learning Units.

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