North Arrow helps clients and owners access the specific design offerings needed to guide engineering and architectural disciplines to project success. We can deliver full-scale infrastructure design across a project’s life-cycle, assembling subject-matter experts and facilitating workshops; developing master plans; integrating building systems into reliable, expandable, and efficient solutions through construction documents; and managing all members of the design team.
Additionally, we can also provide design expertise customized to client needs, from engineering models required for the safe and optimal performance of power distribution, to operations and maintenance-type projects like chiller or switch-gear replacements, to a smaller design element of a larger whole, like lighting or a new power feeder.
We have a successful track record of providing construction management and services such as commissioning and testing, scheduling and phasing, peer review, value engineering, forensic analysis, and due diligence on complex phased construction projects requiring extensive coordination with multiple stakeholders. Providing value to builders and owners by controlling price and schedule, benchmarking their systems, locating functional issues and weak links, and keeping their systems running at top performance.
We specialize in construction activities requiring compliance with highly complex security requirements—like mission critical assets—that require multiple failure scenarios and 7x24 testing and monitoring.
Facilities Engineering, Inspections, and Commissioning
North Arrow has years of deeply specialized experience providing on-site engineering staffing for customers' capital improvement and operations, and maintenance programs. We assist our clients with the development of a baseline understanding of their current assets through activities such as condition assessments. Providing them with actionable information to aid with prioritizing short- and long-term investments.
In addition to being licensed professional engineers, we are certified inspectors and plan reviewers by the International Code Council. The combination of our training and certifications ensures that our staff can quickly identify code deficiencies or unsafe conditions requiring immediate remediation for owners.
Having designed and built facilities within the NCR, our team has extensive experience with coordinating with and complying with the requirements of the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) in Virginia and Maryland; National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC); the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA); Arlington County, Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.