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Leading Edge Consulting Engineers

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6650 Flanders Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 450-0205
Fax: (858) 450-3376

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HIGHER EDUCATION

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San Diego State University (SDSU)
San Diego, CA

Mechanical Design: Leading Edge was the mechanical consultant for this project which included running chilled water piping from the central plant in Cuiccacali, underground to Zura residence hall on the SDSU main campus. Zura acted as the hub with a new pump room to Tenochca and Maya and Olmeca Halls. Upon recommendation from Leading Edge, it was decided to run chilled water pipes through the interior mechanical corridor of the Tenochca building rather than on the exterior as determined by cost analysis. New pump selection and design layout for central plant chiller room was also completed.

Electrical Design: Electrical details were included to show power and conduit design for a new pump room in nearby Zura hall.


sdsu_center_01b.jpgProspective Student Center
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Electrical Design: Electrical load calculations. Lighting consultation to establish lighting building parameters. Electrical plans for lighting and power. Panel, equipment schedules, single line diagram. Coordination with architectural and mechanical systems to provide power and/or conduit diagrams. Site lighting design.

sdsu_center_02b.jpgMechanical Design: Heating/cooling load calculations. Coordination and layout for design of ductwork, supply air diffusers and return air grills. Ductwork and piping risers as needed. Equipment selection and layout of air conditioning fan coil units. Equipment schedule and mechanical design details. Sizing of condensate drains and design layout. Chilled water, hot water piping and size layout.

Other Design Aspects: We also included fire protection design and security. Landscape irrigation stub outs and site plan for connection to existing irrigation was also shown.

calinstitute.jpgCalifornia Institute for Human Sciences
Encinitas, CA

Completed mechanical design services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and plumbing for 20,000 square feet of office space, classrooms, and conference rooms. We also provided the electrical design, including lighting design and power distribution for entire building and site lighting. Designed the split system air conditioning for classrooms and conference rooms with individual thermostat in order to have better temperature control and a higher comfort level. Duct liners were used in supply and return plenum to minimize any sound from fan coil units. We placed the heat pumps on the roof in a hidden area. Large package units were used for high ceiling entrance areas. Our Title-24 Energy Calculation confirms the compliance with building codes and the California Energy Commission.


K-12 SCHOOLS

carson.jpgCarson Elementary

San Diego Unified School District
Maintenance and Operation Department
4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, California, 92111-1522

Project Location:
Carson elementary School is located at 6905 Kramer Street, Linda Vista, CA 92106

Project Overview
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The project will consist of architectural and engineering services for the removal and replacement of the existing heating unit in the mechanical room to include the boiler and associated plumbing and equipment. Additional work to include a new intake hood, louver system and control system for the air handling unit serving the auditorium building at Carson Elementary School. Install new boiler system. Install new SDCS district standard automated energy management system.

emerson_01.jpgEmerson Elementary
Our scope of work included field investigation, specification, cost estimate, construction services, submittal reviews and construction observation and the following design scope of work:
  1. Replace outdated electrical systems.
  2. Replace P.A. system in auditorium.
  3. Replace fire alarm panel.
  4. Replace panel feeders throughout the site.
  5. Provide dedicated circuits and receptacles for computer labs and classrooms.
  6. Provide safety/security lighting at exterior of school.
  7. Replace sub panels and panel feeders on 20 portables and 7 permanent buildings.

Our designs were based on code compliance to meet State and Federal safety regulations. Technology infrastructure will be installed in accordance with the District = S Technology Plan.

bandini_02.jpgBandini Elementary
Our scope of work included field investigation, specification, cost estimate, construction services, submittal reviews and construction observation and the following design scope of work:

  1. Replace outdated electrical systems.
  2. Replace P.A. system.
  3. Provide safety/security lighting at exterior of school.
  4. Replace sub panels in 4 portable buildings.
  5. Provide dedicated circuits and receptacles.

Our designs were based on code compliance to meet State and Federal safety regulations. Technology infrastructure will be installed in accordance with the District = S Technology Plan.

rosaparks_icon.gif rosapark_01.jpgRosa Parks Kindergarten Annex
Leading Edge Consulting Engineers, Inc. provided electrical and plumbing design to be installed in 23 portable/relocatable classroom buildings.  We designed water pipes, sewer pipes, sizes and calculations.  The project included gas, sewer, and water riser diagrams.

We provided drawings of the site communications, fiber optics, voice, data and fire alarm layouts for the school. We also provided electrical design with lighting and power distribution for the 23 classrooms.

euclidinside_icon.jpg ALBA Euclid Elementary
Provided drawings of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design retrofit services in AutoCAD. We made investigations of existing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Provided new heating/cooling load calculations. Redesigned ductwork and supply and return air. Redesigned electrical power and lighting as necessary. Revised plumbing.

Mid City Adult School
We provided drawings in AutoCAD of mechanical, electrical and plumbing design retrofit. We made field investigations of existing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and layouts, and made calculations. We recommended retrofit design based on our field investigations and equipment change out.

Farb Middle School
We replaced a low-efficiency 300-ton chiller with two high efficiency screw type chillers. Energy saving calculation was performed with pay back analysis along with mechanical design for mechanical room.

Benchley/Weinberger Elementary
Energy Audits for specified school sites, to identify energy conservation measures and to reduce overall energy consumption.

Hoover High School
Science Lab Building

Designed power distribution and lighting for a new science building with 4 labs/classrooms.

Oceanside School District

elcamininoreal_cad_icon.gif elcamininoreal_icon.jpg El Camino Real High School
Replaced existing hot water heating system with new gas package units with thermostat and economizer. We also designed outside air requirements per UMC. The effected areas are now a gymnasium, a lounge, some offices, and a team room. We were able to provide gas piping calculations, sizing and layouts for all of the units, and provide condensate drains and details. Demolition drawings were created to help remove the existing heat exchanger that feeds off of the cooling tower. We also replaced three old, larger, inefficient air handlers in the Truax Theater building with three gas package rooftop HVAC equipment.

San Luis Rey School
We provided new gas package HVAC equipment with economizer and T-stat as well as duct layout and sizing for lounge, computer room and offices. Return air for all units and outside air requirement per UMC. We provided gas-piping calculations, sizing and layouts for all units, condensate drains and details.

Palm Quest
Mechanical design of a new gas package HVAC equipment with an economizer and T-stat for a lounge, computer room, and offices. We returned air for all units and outside air requirements per UMC. We provided gas piping calculations, sizing and layouts for all units, condensate drains and details.

northterrace_icon.gif North Terrace
Installed a new gas package HVAC equipment with an economizer and T-stat for a lounge, computer room, and offices. We provided gas-piping calculations, sizing and layouts for all units, condensate drains and details. Demolition drawings were used to remove the existing heat exchanger which feeds off of the cooling tower.

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Vail Elementary School
Mechanical Design: Design of exhaust & supply ventilation for laboratories and classrooms.
Electrical Design: Lighting and power plan design for retrofit of classrooms and laboratories. Revised single line diagrams.

Temecula School
Mechanical Design: Design of exhaust & supply ventilation for laboratories and classrooms.
Electrical Design: Lighting and power plan design for retrofit of classrooms and laboratories. Revised single line diagrams.

Certifications

  • PE - Registered Professional Mechanical Engineers
  • PE - Registered Professional Electrical Engineers
  • CEM - Certified Energy Managers
  • LEED AP - LEED Accredited Professional (in progress)

Professional Affiliations

  • The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air
  • Conditioning (ASHRAE)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Our Services

Leading Edge Consulting Engineers is a full service engineering organization. We provide Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design for architectural and governmental projects.

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