Technical Solutions, Communication, Sustainability
As a values-based company, we set our intentions on providing highly sustainable design, exceptional communication, and giving back to our communities. We love what we do, and it shows.
A full range of MEP engineering services
Serving clients from the Pacific NW to the Mid-Atlantic
To support our clients, we also provide additional services that help them make decisions, plan for the future, and use their resources most effectively.
Our team of engineers is committed to excellence and sustainability, giving your projects the high quality of design you need. We have expertise in industrial ventilation, controls, heat pumps, boilers, and electrification.
FSi’s electrical division has a breadth of experience that ranges from huge industrial applications to the design of attractive lighting in offices and small public spaces. We design power, IT connections, lighting, cyber security, alarms, access control, and audio visual systems.
Plumbing & Piping
We provide design for all aspects of plumbing and piping systems that meet increasingly stringent standards for permitting, getting it right the first time. Our plumbing team provides expertise in domestic water, sanitary waste, and storm water systems. We provide mechanical piping design for hydronic heating and cooling, steam, and process piping, including pipe stress analysis and fluid flow analysis. Our portfolio also includes plumbing and piping for commercial, institutional, healthcare, and laboratory systems, as well as manufacturing applications.
FSi designs fire protection systems that meet codes and protect life and property. Our designs include sophisticated detection systems with visual and auditory alarms. The suppression mechanisms can include sprinklers, clean agents, and foam.
Byrd Barr Place Renovation
Byrd Barr Place provides advocacy and human services like housing, food, utility, and financial assistance, operating from a historic fire station built in 1909. The unreinforced masonry and wood building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Seattle landmark. To better serve its clients, the organization decided to renovate the Read More
Salmon Creek Digester Replacement
When the Southwest Suburban Sewer District needed to replace and relocate the digester in the Salmon Creek wastewater treatment plant, FSi Engineers stepped in to help. To accommodate the new digester, the existing operations building needed to be renovated, and an existing office and lab space needed to be moved. FSi’s scope at Salmon Creek Read More
WWU Disability Access Center & Veterans Services
Western Washington University growth over the past years meant it was in need of new spaces to serve its student population. Its Disability Access Center and Veterans Service Office were located in an undersized space that didn’t meet building code requirements and wasn’t ADA-compliant. FSi Engineers was part of the team converting 8,200 square feet Read More
Commissioning is one way to make sure that you are getting what you paid for from your building systems. Our people make sure each system is operating at peak performance, and also take a holistic look at your building to see that systems are working in support of each other. At FSi, our commissioning is done by the same people who design systems, because we think this makes them better designers. We also think engineers make better commissioning agents. Whether you have new installations that you want to get off to a great start, or you’re concerned about the performance of your existing systems, we can help.
Building & Energy Code Compliance
Any competent engineer will design their systems to comply with current code. At FSi, we go a few steps further. We help you plan for the future with designs that facilitate upgrades as required by future codes. We will also help you make decisions that make the best use of your resources based on how codes are likely to move in the future. As states move toward electrification, many renovations can trigger larger improvement requirements.
An energy audit is a simple way to find low and no-cost ways to make your building function more efficiently. A basic audit includes a walk-through and analysis by a qualified engineer or designer, who will prepare a report that gives you a list of ways to lower your energy costs.
Sustainable design is our standard practice
We believe that sustainable design improves every building. We have virtually rid our specifications of red list materials, giving building occupants cleaner, healthier environments. We continually integrate the latest technologies and best practices into our protocols. Our clients can use energy savings to fund their top priorities.
Designing for net-zero
We love sustainability, the more challenging, the better. We have worked on projects that meet the highest sustainability standards, including passive house and living building structures. We recently completed work on the highly acclaimed Mount Vernon Library Commons project, the region’s first public bid passive house project. We have also designed for living building projects including the SEED Classroom, as well as the King County South Transfer & Recycling Station, which is seeking ILFI petal certification with the International Living Future Institute.
We have been helping our clients get their projects LEED certified for nearly 20 years. As LEED criteria have become more ambitious, our design skills have, too. We love helping our clients meet and exceed their sustainability goals. Through more than 130 projects, we have gained a reputation in the industry for being really good at LEED documentation. Our submissions generate fewer comments than the USGBC average. We even have a program we call LEED Rescue, where we help clients transform their unsuccessful LEED applications into approved projects.