Engineering that paints beyond the numbers
ccrd ( a WSP company) is a consulting engineering firm committed to sustainable systems design solutions for its clients. Since our founding in 1980 as Texas Energy Engineers, Inc., we have grown to 10 offices throughout the United States in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Richmond, Phoenix and Washington D.C.. ccrd provides engineering services throughout the United States and around the globe. We employ more than 200 highly-skilled professionals and support staff.
Over the years, ccrd has built a solid reputation for innovative MEP systems design and commissioning. We are known for innovative, cost-effective mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and plumbing engineering solutions, but best known for our innovative healthcare, laboratory and research facilities. We also have extensive experience designing aviation facilities, institutional buildings, critical facilities and corporate headquarters.
The type and complexity of ccrd’s design projects have varied as greatly as the innovations. Our MEP engineers also have a broad array of experience in the design of building control systems, energy management and central plant/utility center systems operation.
Turning engineering design into a team sport
What makes ccrd unique is our relentless commitment to collaborative problem solving. Unlike typical engineering design firms, our MEP engineers are not siloed. Instead, they work as collaborative design teams. Mechanical engineers and electrical engineers interact to create holistic systems designs. Our plumbing designers collaborate with their electrical and mechanical partners to achieve the most elegant––as well as affordable––solution.
Left-brain precision. Right-brain creativity.
Most consulting engineering tends to be left-brained. At ccrd we recruit and develop MEP engineers who are fully orbed problem-solvers. Here precise, linear thinking learns to color outside the lines. We challenge our partners to think outside of the box. The result? Innovative system design solutions that break new ground and discovers greater efficiencies.
Sustainable design is the foundation of everything we do. It is never a bolt-on. ccrd creates efficient and sustainable energy systems, assuring our clients of a savvy, economical and trouble-free building operation. That, in turn creates another sort of sustainability: Relationship bonds that last for years. This focus has helped ccrd establish solid long-term relationships with numerous Fortune 500 Companies, Health Care Systems, Medical Facilities, Universities and Governmental Agencies. Over eighty percent of our business is attributed to on-going and past client relationships. That is all part of making engineering an art form.
ccrd supports these industry associations
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
City of Houston, Plumbing Code Review Board Planning Department
Compressed Gas Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
International Code Council (ICC)
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
NSPE Political Action Committee
Society for Design Administration (SDA)
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Texas Governor’s Energy Council
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)