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Our global team helps clients develop world-class solutions for the biggest challenges facing modern commercial offices—from creating more human-centric designs to addressing decarbonization.

The emerging hybrid and remote work models have changed the landscape of the workplace both physically and functionally. Commercial building owners reassess what to do with their office spaces, adopting new, innovative approaches as the boundaries between corporate and private lives become increasingly blurred. The Tetra Tech High Performance Buildings Group’s approach to office design embraces this exciting challenge. Our global team of experts is dedicated to collaboratively addressing our clients’ needs.

We understand that office design is a combination of many inputs, and we consider these with equal measure, listening to our clients’ unique requirements and tailoring our services to their projects. Our team takes ownership and provides clear recommendations while consulting with the utmost integrity. Throughout our clients’ projects, we collaborate on monitoring key issues, reducing cost, and mitigating risk. Because of our close attention to our clients’ needs, we are proud to have established many client relationships spanning decades.

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Our Commercial Office Capabilities

Tetra Tech provides our clients with building services engineering design that makes the most efficient use of office space and energy while centering personal comfort. We collaborate with our clients, project architects, and consultants to arrive at engineering solutions that improve the aesthetic of spaces without compromising operational requirements.

Our team strives for quality, and we consistently deliver best practice sustainable solutions benchmarked to the highest international rating standards, including WELL Building Standard, Green Star, National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Many of our projects are recognized with the highest possible ratings across these standards.

Our engineering capabilities cover all core building services disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, public health, plumbing, and fire protection. We also offer specialist expertise in:

  • Acoustics
  • Air quality
  • Architectural lighting design
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Building intelligence and smart buildings
  • Commissioning management
  • Energy modeling
  • Fire engineering
  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Security
  • Sustainability consulting
  • Vertical transportation, including elevators for very tall buildings
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Base Building Services Engineering

Human-centric smart design can help office building owners more fully realize their offices’ potential.

Our workplace specialists advise our clients on the best way to modernize their buildings, helping them stay informed on their investment position. We focus on helping our clients get the most out of their investments in their assets, considering cost-benefit analysis, operational efficiency, and the anticipated needs of their staff and visitors.

Our smart building expertise also helps our clients stay one step ahead with the right technology for their vision.

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Tenancy Fit-Out with Smart Buildings

A hybrid, healthy, and low-carbon workplace can help offices attract and retain top talent.

Our multidisciplinary advisors help improve the personal comfort and operational functionality of our clients’ workplace with smart and efficient design. By leveraging our global expertise and exploring what staff need, we design solutions that promote health and wellbeing, encourage productivity, and reduce operational costs.

Our expertise extends to building intelligence, also known as smart buildings. Our consultants help our clients design buildings that use data to improve user experience, operational efficiency, and sustainability. By using one common network for access, security, airflow, lighting, and day-to-day operations, a building owner can use previously untapped information. Integrated technology gathers and blends this information, enabling the system to solve everyday problems such as office temperature or room bookings for the building’s staff, visitors, managers, and owners.

A smart building uses technology to enable outcomes for all users. This includes the new starter, administrator, business owner, building manager, and building owner. By gathering data and blending it to create useful information and automation, a smart building can create value for everyone.

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Asset Repositioning for Building Owners

Often, the most sustainable building is the one we have today. We help our clients to reposition their commercial buildings, either on the asset or portfolio level, through increased energy efficiency, modernized facilities, and adaptive reuse.

We work with clients to review processes and formalize management systems for their assets, assess asset reliability, and make key recommendations on safety and performance.

We deliver high-end consulting and engineering design for the most challenging building projects around the world. View our services.

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