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Areas of Expertise

James Posey Associates provides a full range of MEP engineering and design services from feasibility through facility occupancy. For a firm of our size, we take pride in this diverse range of services and capabilities. Please contact us to inquire about any needs you may have that are not listed – chances are, in more than 100 years of business, we have met the challenge.


Special Services 01

3D Physical Coordination of MEP Building Systems

Special Services 02

Daylighting and Solar Gain Analysis using Autodesk Revit

Special Services 03

Total Energy Analysis for a Net Zero School

Specialized Services

In addition to traditional building HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and lighting design, JPA provides specialized engineering design services to meet project goals. Our engineers are proficient in using sophisticated software platforms which include Trane® Trace™, to predict building loads and perform energy modeling; CAEPIPE, for analyzing thermal stress in piping systems; SKM System Analysis, Inc., for electrical arc flash and short circuit analysis and selective coordination; and AGi32, for predicting lighting and daylighting levels. Examples of specialized services which our engineers routinely provide include:

  • Anti-terrorism & Force Protection Design
  • Arc-Flash Analysis
  • Building Energy Modeling & Simulation
  • Daylighting Analysis & Simulation
  • High Performance Design
  • LEED Certification Documentation
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Net-Zero Design
  • Photovoltaic Design
  • Pipe Stress Analysis
  • Stormwater Relcamation
  • Sustainable Design


Specialized Systems 01

Campus Central Heating Plants

Specialized Systems 02

Clash Detection and 3D Physical Coordination

Specialized Systems 03

Photovoltaics and On-Site Power Generation

Specialized Systems 04

Emergency Power to Support Critical Systems

Specialized Systems 05

Ground-Source Geothermal Heat Exchange Systems

Specialized Systems 06

Campus Central Chilled Water Plants

Specialized Systems 07

Medical Central Sterile and Research Cagewash Equipment

Specialized Systems 08

Ground-Source Geothermal Heat Exchange Systems

Specialized Systems

Modern buildings require specialized systems to meet increased sustainability requirements and evolving building operations. In addition to meeting programmatic and functional building requirements, the MEP/FP design must balance occupant comfort, safety, and energy efficiency with building aesthetics and system maintainability. Our engineers take pride in their ability to design and integrate these systems into the building architecture and site without compromising the owner’s vision. Specialized systems that our engineers frequently design include:

  • Biological Containment
  • Geothermal Heat Exchange
  • Hazardous Exhaust
  • Medical Gases
  • Pure Water, Reverse Osmosis & Animal Drinking Water Systems
  • Smoke Control
  • Special Environments & Clean Rooms
  • Streetscape & Site Lighting
  • Thermal Energy Storage


Specialized Building Type 01

Theaters and Auditoriums

Specialized Building Type 02

BSL-3 Research Laboratory

Specialized Building Type 03

Natatorium and Athletic/Recreation Centers

Specialized Building Type 04

Computer and Data Center

Specialized Building Type 05

Renovation of Historic Structures

Specialized Building Types

Our firm is fortunate to be located in an area of the country with diverse owners and building types. During our 100+ year history, we have teamed with local and national architects to design both traditional and specialized buildings. Experience gained on those projects, coupled with strong engineering fundamentals, enables our engineers to successfully design MEP/FP infrastructure and distribution for some of the most challenging building types, each of which has unique requirements. Examples of specialized building types that we frequently design include:

  • Animal Facilities and Vivaria
  • Athletic & Recreation Centers
  • BSL Laboratories
  • Central Plants & Infrastructure
  • Child Care & Development Facilities
  • Clean Rooms (GMP, USP, etc.)
  • Communication & Broadcast
  • Computer & Data Centers
  • Dining Facilities & Kitchens
  • Educational & Classroom Facilities (Public & Private)
  • Embassies
  • Field Houses, Gymnasiums & Stadiums
  • Garages-Parking & Vehicle Maintenance
  • Government Office Buildings
  • Historic Properties
  • Hospitals & Medical Facilities
  • Libraries & Media Centers
  • Mission Critical Facilities
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Natatoriums
  • Office, Retail & Mixed-Use
  • Public Safety Facilities
  • Research & Laboratory Facilities
  • Residence Halls, Dormitories & Barracks
  • SCIF Facilities
  • Theaters & Auditoriums
  • Visitor Centers
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