The Strength of Partnership

When considering performance and reliability, big-picture thinking yields great results.That’s why SPEC-X partners with market-leading peers who are experts in mechanical and electrical engineering and plumbing (MEP). By integrating information technology and physical security with these complementary technical disciplines from the start of a project, our teams can achieve superior functionality for critical infrastructure while reducing ongoing management costs and long-term operational expenses. We believe that proper security planning requires looking at your building as a whole, not just focusing on the independent systems inside it. A thoughtful, well-conceived plan puts you in a much safer position overall; it also enables you to deliver better user experiences.

Mechanical Engineering

This engineering discipline has a profound effect on user experience. The physical comfort of a building has mechanical engineers’ fingerprints all over it. The temperature, ventilation, and humidity levels all influence the feel of the space in a visceral way. We design for the best possible user experience with a keen focus on system integration and resiliency, operational efficiency, and client satisfaction.

Our services include:

  • HVAC systems
  • Piping systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Controls
  • Specialty exhaust systems
  • Analysis & modeling
  • Site utilities planning and design
  • Infrastructure design
  • Constructability reviews
  • Commissioning

Electrical Engineering

Power and light enable all of the building’s core functions; it’s like the nerve center of the structure. Our team includes professional electrical engineers, licensed electricians, medium and high voltage technicians, construction administrators, general contractors, and design/build contractors. Many of our professional staff have worked in the field, which brings a real-world view to the security design process. We are practical problem solvers who think about how their decisions affect user experience at every turn.

Our services include:

  • Building, site, and utility grade power generation and distribution
  • Electrical transmission
  • Lighting design
  • Lighting controls
  • Electrical systems analysis and modeling
  • Commissioning
  • Constructability reviews
  • Low Voltage
  • Electronic Safety and Security


Our commissioning team is led by professional engineers who share a passion for making sure the user wins. We are in the business of optimization, understanding what the design team intended, and making sure the building systems and equipment perform to that standard. With a holistic mindset, we assess how each of the pieces fits together, and we give the owner a set of options that puts them in control. As owner and user advocates, we relish bringing the full depth of our mechanical and electrical engineering experience to bear in the commissioning process. Sharing lessons learned and refining solutions to get to your goals in great form is what we enjoy most.

Our services include:

  • Commissioning of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, utility infrastructure, low-voltage, and electronic security systems
  • Existing building commissioning (EBCx)
  • Retro-commissioning
  • Owner’s project requirements (OPR) development and review
  • Design phase contract document review
  • Commissioning specifications
  • Commissioning plans and reports
  • Construction submittal review
  • Electrical equipment factory witness testing
  • Equipment start-up observation and review
  • Operational performance testing
  • Integrated systems testing
  • Systems manuals
  • Operation and maintenance personnel training
  • Protection systems acceptance testing observation of certified technicians
  • Post-occupancy review
  • Equipment performance warranty review
  • LEED prerequisites, fundamental, and enhanced commissioning

For your inspection and consultation, contact us today.