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Your smart building is only as intelligent as the information it is able to share. If your various automated systems only talk to themselves, your company can be missing out on possible cost savings and operational efficiencies.

Our Automation team provides future-proof strategies that enable your building’s technologies to integrate seamlessly and expand as your business grows. They provide solutions that go beyond your immediate needs and improve how your building functions– intelligently.

Master Planning

Our Automation team experts create a phased roadmap to your organization’s goal– from what is plausible to what is practical– for the smart systems within your portfolio. The resulting master plan is a dynamic document that guides the automation technology to be used for one or a portfolio of your organization’s facilities. The goal is to understand needs and develop the best solutions to achieving a shared vision among key stakeholders.

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Other Factors in Automation Planning and Implementation

Existing Systems Assessment


We conduct a comprehensive inventory of equipment and systems across facilities to determine the scope of opportunities for improvement.

The result is an understanding of the existing system, what stage of life it is in, what are logical next steps, options for moving forward, and what is the return on investment (ROI).

Vendor Agnostic Design

Vendor Agnostic Design

As an unbiased partner, our goal is to determine the best solution to meet automation needs without any allegiance to a particular brand of equipment or software.

Every client is unique, and every design is tailored to the individual client and market.

System Redesign

System Redesign

Following a thorough inventory and assessment, we have the experience and expertise to redesign systems through retrofit, renovation, or replacement.

Likely the most challenging aspect to obtain competitive bids, our vast industry experience will help to compare “apples to apples.”

Regulatory Compliance


Keeping your automation equipment and software up-to-date is critical to keeping your company compliant with various regulatory requirements and guidelines.

We help make sure that happens.

What Makes Us Different?

Our dedicated Automation team consists of engineers, electricians, installers, programmers, technicians, and field engineers, all possessing backgrounds in both direct digital control (DDC) and programmable logic control (PLC) systems.

Other Services

Automation is part of a full range of interconnected services that work to improve the built environment for your tenants. To learn more, click on a specific service on the right for more information. Or click on the button below for an overview of all of our service offerings.

Overview of All Services

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Communication was the key for me.
Project Manager | Leading National Financial Company

See What Happens When We Work Together

Creativity, insight, partnership. Better spaces to work, to live, and to plan for the future. See how our various Automation services come together in these projects.

Confidential Large Nationwide Technology Client
Services: Automation, MEP/FP Engineering
Confidential Large Technology Client
Services: Automation, MEP/FP Engineering

News and Events: Automation Engagement

The many facets of our Automation services are reflected in the thought leadership, instructional videos, podcasts, and other information offerings we post regularly. Check out the latest.

ESD Win Honors for Innovative Convention Center Project

ESD’s work on the Las Vegas Convention Center continues to win acclaim for its application of innovative design and effective use of energy—this time with an honorable mention for the 2023 ASHRAE Award for Engineering Excellence. (Learn more about ASHRAE Technology Awards.)

Women Describe Career Paths in AEC Industry

Women and minorities often face unique challenges in the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. That is why a group of female professionals recently gathered to share their experiences and insights working in a male-dominated industry. (Learn more about Women in Construction.)

ESD: Supporting Tomorrow’s Engineers Today

ESD is a proud sponsor of this year’s Engineers Week Expo, a chance for kindergarten through 12th-grade students to explore various engineering and science activities. (Learn more about the 2023 Expo.)

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Making the Complex Easy

Building systems and equipment are becoming increasingly complex and interconnected. It’s easy to lose sight of how to best leverage the potential for improved efficiencies they offer. We can help you bring the big picture into focus.

Questions About Our Automation Services?

Interested in Making a Difference?

Our mission to improve society through the built environment is brought to life through our people. Our Automation team is constantly exploring new technology and systems in pursuit of this vision. Are you ready to make a difference?

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