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Educational Engineering for Academic Excellence

Many of our educational clients have been working with TLC for decades and they trust us to provide customized solutions to meet their needs, timeline and budget. As educational buildings change to serve new populations and use new teaching technologies, our engineers adapt with cutting-edge solutions. Because schools often double as community shelters, there is an emphasis on keeping students, faculty and residents safe. Our engineers have expertise in the design challenges and code requirements for buildings to withstand severe weather-related forces.

 

 
"At the 17-year mark with TLC, I still love my job! It’s like a box of chocolates every day; I never know what I am going to get!" 

Mary Reis, Healthcare,
TLC Team Member

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 College/University

​Educational Facility Engineering for Colleges and Universities

Higher education clients, due to their nature of long term building ownership, has led the way in the sustainable building market.  TLC has engineered numerous higher education LEED certified buildings, ranging from classrooms to complex lab and research facilities, and recreational facilities and stadiums to housing and parking garages.  Planning for expansion on existing campuses creates opportunities for central plants, thermal energy storage and other efficient means to address energy costs. 

Equally crucial is updating existing facilities so that they support today's technology – based teaching methods, are energy and water efficient to operate and provide the amenities expected by 21st century students. 

  K-12

​Educational Facility Engineering for Functional, Flexible and Sustainable Schools

Today's sprawling, multi-building campuses require cutting-edge integrated technology, high-efficiency mechanical systems, and indoor air quality that enhances teaching and learning. We integrate these components into each school project by focusing on three key features:    

Flexibility 

Whether it's movable, sound-insulated classroom walls or electronic systems designed to accommodate rapidly-changing technologies, each system must address the school's current needs and support for future enhancements.  Cafeferias often have to function as an auditorim space or fitness area, requiring adept incorporation of multiple systems to meet the building program's needs.       

Security

TLC-designed schools feature the highest-quality safety features by incorporating access control, electronic monitoring, closed-circuit television cameras and other security equipment, as well as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) standards.       

Sustainability 

As taxpayers keep a close watch on how their dollars are spent in and around local classrooms, TLC employs cost-effective and energy-efficient strategies to provide high quality design and long-lasting results, often incorporating sustainability strategies as hands-on teaching tools that may be incorporated into the curriculum.