The McGrath Difference

Our primary objective is to re-define the role and capabilities of the traditional Engineering Consultant.

We want to “Make a Difference Through Engineering”

Management Philosophy

Our Management structure is quite flexible in nature, predominantly defined around the individual Project and Client. To stimulate creativity and achievement, we do not recognize Organizational Charts, Job Descriptions, or Titles.  Responsibilities are assumed by the Individual most qualified to perform the specific task.  Continual Project involvement on the part of the Principals is essential to our Philosophy.  Our Company has a strong desire to be recognized as an Industry leader which requires, by definition, that our work be of the highest quality and delivered in a timely manner.

Description of Approach

McGrath Incorporated works closely with the Client, Owner, Building Officials, and other Team Members to develop practical and reliable solutions to building system and energy utilization needs. It is our opinion that the Conceptual Planning and Schematic Design Phase of the Project is perhaps the most critical. We feel every Project is unique relative to Program, End-user Requirements and Budget Constraints which leaves no room for Preconceived System Solutions.

Elements of our approach include:

  • McGrath welcomes new, ground up Projects where we can propose energy efficient building systems that will be reliable and last a customer for years.
  • We specialize in remodel Projects, where we devote extensive time to studying existing building systems, evaluate them for replacement or refurbishment, develop an understanding of the existing conditions through exhaustive hours of field study and record drawings verification and/or preparation.
  • Establishing a clear understanding of end user requirements, existing system interface and operating parameters to include short- and long-term goals.
  • Identification and analysis of alternative design concepts, alternative energy opportunities and system features which are presented to the Project Team and quantified relative to:
    • Construction Cost
    • Integration with Architecture
    • Operating Economics
    • Interface with Existing Systems
    • Responsiveness to End User Satisfaction and Goals
  • Publishing a formal Design Criteria to ensure that the basis of design and resulting system performance is consistent with the expectations of the Owner and Project Team.