Welcome to MDA Engineering, Inc.
Welcome to MDA Engineering, Inc. We are a mechanical and electrical engineering company specializing in building design and construction. We engineer systems for new construction, building renovations and industrial process support.
For forty years we have been designing systems for a variety of facilities in Northwest Ohio, throughout the country and around the world. Our team of experienced professionals is well versed in the current building trends including sustainable design and building information modeling (BIM).
New Public Pool/Bath House - City of Wauseon
This project included the renovation of the exiting city pool bath house and new pool. Design, Engineering and Modeling of Plumbing, Lighting and Power.
Exterior Pool Lighting. Challenges included providing lighting calculations for the bottom of the pool. The latest versions of Revit, AutoCAD, and Elum Tools were utilized. Site lighting calculations were performed using 3D photometric analysis software to evaluate the requirements for night swimming while meeting health department safety standards.
The Plumbing system including domestic hot and cold water, sanitary waste and vent system, natural gas supply, and coordination with pool equipment requirements.
Kitchen Aid Manufacturing Facility
The state of the art manufacturing facility includes fully automated lines capable fo producing 3 million units annually. The factory produces the iconic Kitchen Aid mixers, as well as blenders, hand mixers, various attachments and accessories, as well as a line of beverage machines. The factory and nearby distribution facility employs over 1200 individuals, and is the sole manufacturing site for every KitchenAid mixer used in kitchens across the globe.
Dana Holding Corporation - Toledo Driveline
In October of 2017, Dana Holding Corporation, LLC held the grand opening ceremony of Dana’s new Toledo Driveline Facility. MDA Engineering, Inc. assisted construction manager Program Solutions Group in the 2016 design and construction of this 320,000 sq.ft. speculation building conversion and additions for this new automotive parts assembly plant located on the former Overland Jeep assembly plant site. The project included medium voltage electrical service, compressed air plant, fire pump, emergency power system, air conditioning of the production space, low voltage systems and 25,000 sq. ft. of finished space for support services and offices totaling over $7.5M in FP/MEP construction.
ASHARE Level II Audit Report for Maumee Assembly & Stamping
The Toledo Lucas County Port Authority recently presented an award of energy project financing to Maumee Assembly & Stamping in Maumee, Ohio. MDA Engineering Inc. assisted MAS and the TLCPA in securing the $3.6M in funding for energy savings projects consisting of:
● Replacement of a steam boiler plant with natural gas fired high efficiency outdoor airmake-up units to heat 700,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities.
● Replacement of fluorescent and HID lighting with LED high efficient luminaires.
● Repair and replacement of building roof sections with improved thermal insulation and membrane.
● Power factor correction improvements for the facility’s primary power system.
MDA Engineering performed an initial facility and manufacturing processes evaluation and completed an ASHRAE Level II Audit in conjunction with MAS’s suppliers and contractors. The prescribed ASHRAE Level II Audit is a critical step in obtaining financing available through the TLCPA’s Better Buildings Northwest Ohio program. This program facilitates low interest loans assessed to real property, allowing business owners to realize off-balance sheet operational savings.
Qualified projects are reviewed by the Ohio Developmental Services Agency for compliance requirements of the Property Assessed Clean Energy program for 20% energy usage savings within a 5-year payback. The effort for the MAS project resulted in 30% energy usage savings in less than a 2-year simple payback and the largest PACE program financed by the TLCPA and state of Ohio to date.
To learn more, contact Randall Gardner, P.E. of MDA Engineering at 419-893-3141 ext. 001.
HENSVILLE WINS FOR ‘HISTORIC PRESERVATION’ AT 2017 AIA TOLEDO DESIGN AWARDS
We couldn’t be more humbled and proud to see a shared vision for the Toledo Warehouse District go from well-intentioned idea to reality and get to see Hensville grow into what it has become today. We’d like to thank The Toledo Hud Hens and The Lathrop Company for the opportunity to work together to bring about positive change to an area of Downtown Toledo, and we hope that Hensville continues to represent the possibilities for the revival to Downtown Toledo!
For the culmination of the Celebration of Architecture Week, the Toledo Chapter of AIA hosted their Design Awards Ceremony, in which Hensville was honored with the award for historic preservation. The Jury, chaired by Detriot Architect Michael Poris of McIntosh Poris, stated:
“The jury liked the impact this project made on the community. By creating new public spaces from underutilized streets and lots and restoring vacant buildings it transformed the neighborhood. The warehouse district maintains its character while becoming something new. An entertainment-focused area that enhances the usefulness of the stadium district beyond game times. The building restorations kept the character of the buildings intact while creating mixed uses that support the neighborhood from restaurants and bars to offices, banquet facilities, and rooftop terraces. Reuse of salvaged materials from the buildings displays the care that went into this project.”
It is always a gratifying experience to see our peers acknowledge our design intent, especially when we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves. Thanks again to The Toledo Mud Hens for making the investment in our community. We’d also like to congratulate our peers who won awards at the 2017 AIA Toledo Design Awards.
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The Anderson's - Corporate Headquarters
Andersons Office building is a newly constructed 140,000sf corporate headquarters for a Fortune 500 agribusiness and retailing firm located in Maumee, Ohio. The MEP infrastructure supports a variety of usages, including open space plan offices, a Tier III Data Center, commodities trading floor, cafeteria, multi-use training areas and board room. The open space plans feature a raised access floor allowing flexible modifications to power and data systems. A large central atrium in conjunction with an advanced lighting controls allow the maximum use of daylighting while limiting energy consumption. The Tier III Data Center is conditioned by a chilled water system with redundant pumping, refrigeration and terminal cooling units to provide uninterrupted operation. The chillers are equipped with water side economizers to reduce refrigeration component usage during allowable weather conditions. Data Center power system consists of dual redundant UPS’s with a dual bus distribution. An emergency generator system provides backup power in the event of a utility interruption. The facility is heated and cooled by a variable volume air system in conjunction with perimeter hot water radiant ceiling panels. Heat wheels provide energy recovery and the use of variable frequency drives and primary/secondary pumping systems limit the overall mechanical system energy usage. Electrical systems include LED lighting for interior and exterior, wireless control system for individual control of parking lot/drive light fixtures incorporating occupancy sensors and dimming and an electric snow melt system for front entry pathways. Low voltage systems include a combination fire alarm/mass notification system, surveillance, security, access controls, sound masking for office areas and a redundant fiber backbone system.
Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center - Lourdes University
This project is a new 50,000 sq. ft. recreation center for team sports, student fitness and other university events. The facility included a competition basketball/volleyball court with seating for up to 1000 people, box suites, a free weight room, aerobics room, training room, home and visitor team locker rooms, ticket office, concession area, classrooms, and equipment/laundry room.
Electrical systems included primary metered service from the utility and LED lighting. Low voltage systems are an extension of the existing campus infrastructure and include addressable fire alarm, data/communications, security/access control, classroom audio/visual, scoreboard with clock system extended to locker rooms and interconnection of the local television network for live broadcast of the competition courts area.
HVAC systems include packaged gas/electric heating and cooling units with variable air volume control. Energy recovery wheels were utilized for energy savings on units with high ventilation requirements. Plumbing systems include a high efficiency water heater to serve the locker room showers and other areas of the building.
The project was constructed in 2016 at a cost of approximately $1.9M for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing work.