Our Services

Facilities Engineering and Design Services

Our engineers understand the multidisciplinary demands and coordination required for the success of your next project ...

...Today, the ever-growing complexity required to design, build and operate modern facilities demands advanced engineering skills and hands-on experience. Erdman Anthony's engineers have exactly that. Whether it's a research, healthcare, retail or industrial facility, we provide working knowledge of each environment and its unique requirements. We can design, analyze, and simulate new or existing buildings with the latest industry tools to save our clients both time and money.



Core Business Leader

Michael St. John, PE, CEM, LEEP AP

Principal Associate, Facilities Engineering

145 Culver Road, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14620

[P]: 585-427-8888 x1054

[F]: 585-427-8914

Facilities Capabilities

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

  • Close-tolerance temperature & humidity control systems
  • Cleanrooms & mini-environments
  • Laboratory ventilation & pressurization
  • Industrial ventilation
  • Air filtration & emissions control
  • Dust collection
  • Commercial/institutional building HVAC systems
  • Thermal energy storage & recovery
  • Central heating & cooling plants
  • Cogeneration plants
  • District heating & cooling systems
  • Specialty & hazardous exhaust systems
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Systems assessment (functionality & performance)
  • Feasibility & life cycle cost analysis

Process Piping and Plumbing Systems

  • Domestic water systems
  • Pure water systems
  • Central utility piping systems
  • Sanitary, storm & specialty drainage systems
  • Medical & Laboratory gas services
  • Process chemical storage & delivery systems
  • Compressed air plants & piping
  • Steam & condensate piping
  • Cross connection controls
  • Pipe Stress Analysis
  • Hangers & supports
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Fire Protection and Life Safety

  • Analysis of building & fire codes
  • Fire risk assessments/performance based design
  • Automatic sprinkler systems
  • Special hazard fire suppression
  • Site plan and water supply system evaluation
  • Fire detection & alarm systems
  • Smoke management
  • Hazardous material storage & classification
  • Facility & Campus master planning
  • Construction related risk assessment
  • Explosion prevention
  • Independent expert investigations
  • Fire & intrusion alarm systems
  • Carbon Monoxide Building Assessments

Refrigeration Engineering

  • Direct expansion systems
  • Secondary coolant systems
  • Ammonia systems
  • Air & water-cooled condensers
  • Water-side economizers
  • CO2 Refrigeration Systems 

Electrical Power and Distribution

  • Arc flash studies
  • Building distribution systems
  • Medium voltage systems design
  • High voltage design systems
  • Substation design
  • Cogeneration systems
  • Emergency generation systems
  • Exterior & interior lighting system design
  • Fault, load flow & coordination studies
  • Protective relay programming

Building Control Systems

  • HVAC systems control design
  • Building Management Systems (BMS)
  • Lighting control (LEED, NYSERDA, etc.)
  • Networked systems (LON, BacNet)
  • Sub-systems integration
  • Metering & historical data collection
  • AF drives

Industrial Control Systems

  • PLC hardware design & software development
  • SCADA configuration
  • HMI terminals
  • Database connectivity, shop floor to ERP/MES
  • Instrumentation design
  • Process control design

Energy Consulting

  • Energy audits & capital improvement studies
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Sustainable design
  • Third party design review & analysis
  • LEED/Green Globes certification consulting
  • Assistance in obtaining financial incentives and tax benefits


  • LEED/Green Globes certifications
  • Third Party Design and Submittal reviews as Owner's Advocate
  • Verification Installation and Operations meets Owner's Requirements
  • Documented Site observations tracking non-compliance issues
  • System testing and trend analysis verifying operation
  • Third Party O&M Manual and Training reviews as Owner's Advocate

Existing Building Commissioning

  • Systematic process to ensure that building systems meet current needs
  • Energy analysis & optimization
  • Environmental emissions and water use reductions
  • Improved indoor environmental quality (air, noise, temperature)
  • Assistance in obtaining financial incentives and tax benefits
  • System documentation and training