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TLC Engineering for Architecture finds early success with expansion into New Orleans market
Three significant projects already underway in the metro area and Louisiana
· The firm is handling mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services, along with LEED services and technology support, for Tulane University’s new River and Coastal Center.
· Working for The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, TLC is doing an in-depth assessment to determine the condition of older electrical distribution equipment at the Board’s wastewater treatment plant.
· TLC is handling fundamental energy system commissioning, LEED services, and solar photovoltaic array design as part of the construction of The Louisiana National Guard Readiness Center in Franklinton, La.
TLC, one of the Southeast’s leading engineering firms, has a strong reputation for working with architects and construction companies to design and build or renovate high-performance buildings. The firm specializes in sustainable design with diverse experience across multiple market segments and building types. TLC has achieved LEED certification of more than 260 projects totaling more than 26 million square feet of space in the U.S. and internationally.
“New Orleans has the potential to be a major market for TLC, and this is an excellent time to open an office here,” said Heather Tank, a Mechanical Project Engineer with TLC who is leading the firm’s work in New Orleans.
The metro area has seen a construction boom since Hurricane Katrina, but the level of activity is currently intensifying even beyond that. A significant part of the work is tied to Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s promise to finish a number of public works projects by 2018, the city’s tricentennial.
TLC is working to team with commercial real estate professionals, architects, developers and contractors to pursue an array of projects in its key market segments. The firm is particularly well suited to play a significant part in the activity because of its focus on sustainable design.
As TLC’s Tank noted in a recent interview with GlobeSt.com, “There is a significant amount of growth happening around the city, and it’s in a number of different areas. We feel the city is primed for another renaissance post-Katrina, but one that will be more intentional and will make New Orleans one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.’’
New Orleans marks the 11th office for TLC, which has locations throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast. The New Orleans office is located at 1615 Poydras St., Suite 900, in the Central Business District, and can be reached at (504) 777-0040.
Already, TLC is looking for expanded office space, with a relocation planned at the end of the year, and the company is recruiting engineers to work in New Orleans.
“We are looking to hire engineers who work in New Orleans or would be interested in relocating there,” said Jason Heffelmire, Regional Director for TLC. “We want to grow into an 8- to 10-person full-service MEP and structural engineering office in the next several years.”
About TLC Engineering for Architecture:
A leading engineering consulting firm, TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc. provides engineering and energy services for projects across America and in 20 countries from 11 offices in the Southeast U.S. and Gulf Coast. TLC's market focus is in healthcare, education, hospitality, local and federal government, and mixed-use development, utilizing high-performance design for all building types. For more information, please visit www.tlc-engineers.com.