Mechanical Engineering

AO Smith Corporate Technology Center – Menomonee Falls, WI


We recognize that there are many different ways a building can be heated, ventilated, and air conditioned. That’s why we believe it’s crucial to get involved with your team from the outset and maintain a close working relationship throughout the process, providing guidance on the necessary decision-making. With our extensive expertise, we possess the knowledge to ask the right questions to determine the most economical, energy-efficient, and maintainable HVAC system for your building.
Whether we’re managing particulate count, humidity, temperature, and pressurization for controlled environments in manufacturing and industrial facilities or ensuring that elementary school classrooms are comfortable, we have the experience to handle your project.

At Harwood, we balance speed with coordination, delivering well-engineered, quality designs. We take pride in our closely coordinated documents, ensuring adherence to the latest code changes, keeping your project on schedule, and aiding in building operations. We present our clients with a range of design scenarios that take long-term cost implications, such as efficiency and maintenance, into account.


  • Full HVAC design for new and remodeled buildings
  • Development of scope and design assist documents
  • Design-build assistance with contractors
  • HVAC load calculations and analysis
  • Energy modeling and analysis for new and existing buildings
  • Evaluation of existing HVAC systems and recommendations (Facility Condition Assessments)
  • Sustainable Design Evaluation and Implementation
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3-D clash detection coordination
  • Controlled Environment Room HVAC Design
  • Central Chilled and Hot Water Plant Design

Looking for mechanical, electrical and plumbing services?

Contact our MEP Manager to learn about our highly integrated and coordinated MEP services.

Jose Franco, Jr., PE

Vice President | Principal | MEP Manager