Pivotal provides high quality, innovative, electro-mechanical service solutions throughout all sectors of development. Utilising ‘Integrated Environmental Simulation’, we can assess the HVAC, lighting, and ventilation requirements of large scale developments and innovate solutions accordingly.
We are experts in the design and quality supervision of electrical services associated with buildings.
In addition to the traditional services of power distribution, lighting, data, fire alarm and security, we have specialist knowledge of UPS systems and electrical services design for hazardous areas.
As electricity costs have escalated more significantly than other fuels, the potential to achieve energy cost reduction is greatest where electrical consumption can be affected. This has resulted in adjustments to the standard design solutions previously offered.
Many of our buildings are now incorporating combined heat and power (CHP) plant, as the base electrical load can be met more cost-effectively by site-generated electricity.
Intelligent dimming systems have been incorporated into the lighting design of many of our projects. This allows global or local reduction of lighting levels to reduce energy consumption. Occupancy sensors and daylighting sensors in lighting systems deliver demand-driven use of lighting and a consequential reduction in energy consumption.
The use of variable speed drives on pumped systems and fans has also been very successful in achieving reduced energy costs.
We are experts in the design and quality supervision of the core mechanical services associated with buildings. This includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water services and sprinkler systems in commercial buildings. We also have expertise in the design of steam, gas, high purity water and CIP systems in industrial, production and healthcare facilities.
The single greatest change to the design of mechanical services systems has been brought about by the requirement to reduce building energy consumption and carbon emissions.
This calls for a more detailed design process and early interaction with the architect to maximise the passive design potential of the building. Many of our recent projects have achieved design solutions without the need for any ventilation or air conditioning. The size of heating systems has been reduced by increasing building insulation levels and improving the airtightness of the building envelope.
The drive to reduce energy costs has also led to the incorporation of new plant solutions for buildings. We are increasingly utilising biomass boiler plant, heat pumps, solar heating, open-loop geothermal systems, and combined heat and power solutions in the buildings we design.
In order to reduce water consumption in buildings we have incorporated rainwater harvesting and can provide solutions that involve the use of private water sources with water treatment, greywater schemes and other water conservation measures.
Swimming Pools and Spas
Pivotal has extensive experience of swimming pool and spa projects. Our design and project management experience includes numerous municipal, private, and domestic swimming pools. We also have experience in the design of thermal experience rooms, saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy and spa treatment facilities.
Lifts, Travellators and Escalators
Within the retail and commercial sectors, we have undertaken design and procurement for numerous transport solutions including goods and passenger lifts, elevators and travellators. We give expert guidance on the drive types and associated performance and energy considerations.