Plumbing Engineering
Plumbing Systems Design

Plumbing systems as a whole are "mission-critical" to a properly functioning building. Our expertise and experience in plumbing system design are unparalleled in the industry. Reliable sound solutions are always provided with a constant awareness of resource conservation and the health and safety of the public.

Specialty Fluid Systems in Healthcare, Lab and industrial Facilities

tk1sc has vast experience in the specialized systems required in the healthcare, laboratory and industrial facilities including:

  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrous Oxygen
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Instrument Air
  • Medical Air
  • Medical Vacuum
  • Waste Anesthetic Gas Disposal
  • Laboratory Air
  • Laboratory Vacuum
  • Laboratory Nitrogen
  • Acid Waste
  • Reverse Osmosis Water
  • Deionized Water
  • Soft Water
  • Clean Dry Air
  • Industrial Water
  • Industrial Waste
Sustainable Plumbing Solutions

We provide a variety of sustainable plumbing solutions including:

  • Domestic Water Heating Systems with Solar
  • Reclaimed Water
  • Grey Water
  • Black Water
  • Sewer Heat Recovery
Water, Waste + Storm Drainage

Water, Waste and Storm Drainage systems are essentials for any facility. At tk1sc we place a high priority on protecting the public health, conserving our limited potable water supply and protecting the environment while meeting our clients needs.

Memberships &
250 +
Projects Successfully
Building Commissioning Association
The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is an international nonprofit organization with more than 1,200 members from the commercial building industry who are committed to the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process.
AABC Commissioning Group
Established in 2005, the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association of commissioning companies whose fundamental principles include independence, and training and education.
Certified Commissioning Firm
Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) adheres to the industries best practices in the practice of commissioning and provide highest quality service to potential clients and the commitment to the advancement of the commissioning industry.
UC Riverside Open Ceiling Hvac, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
Design Options
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Construction Document Review Phase
  • Construction Administration Services
Design Assist
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Coordination / Bid level drawings
  • Calculations (if needed)
Full Design
  • Performance Specifications
  • Code Designation / Verification
  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Permit-ready drawings
  • Full Scope to include
    1. Schematic Design
    2. Design Development
    3. Construction Document
    4. Bid Review
    5. Construction Administration
  • Commissioning Services
Beacon Park
Irvine, CA

Beacon Park is the first in a series of neighborhood parks within a large-scale residential development. It is an iconic destination for homeowners and starting point for visitors. Working with landscape architects Valley Crest Design Group and architects Ware Malcomb, StudioK1 has brought magical energy to the first of multiple parks under design and construction within Orange County’s Great Park for FivePoint Communities. StudioK1 has created a night-time family playground, including the Coolest. Treehouse. Ever. Taking advantage of the multiple heritage trees throughout the park. tk1sc provided Full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and Low Voltage engineering design. Mechanical Solutions: We selected the mechanical systems on the project to achieve the project goal of no rooftop equipment. The Welcome Center utilizes a VRF Heat Recovery system with an outdoor VRF unit located on grade. The fan coils are thoughtfully arranged in a mezzanine to maximize the ceiling height in the Multipurpose Room. The Multipurpose Room also featured two gas fireplaces. We closely coordinated venting solution for the fireplaces to ensure it meets the desired aesthetics from both the interior and exterior of the building. Lighting Solutions: Beacon Park is entirely lit with LED sources, allowing the design team to exceed California’s strict Title-24 regulations. We used the lighting scheme to enhance the geometry of architecture and landscape. Creating an inviting presence with warm white downlights paired with decorative pendants creates an inviting mood in the lounge-style learning space. Two different color temperatures of string lights wrap the mature trees adding to the magic. Integrated downlights within the metal trellis allow for the kitchen space to function into the evening. We lit the giant heritage trees with mid-grades from below, accenting the trunks and branches, while tree-mounted bullets are used within to illuminate the canopy. Contemporary style poles illuminate the pathways. We used asymmetric uplighting to accent the colorful decorative metal shade structures while powerful floodlights evenly light the multi-function court. Incorporating step lights into the guardrails creates a seamless look while providing light for the skywalk to the treehouse. Heritage trees salvaged from the decommissioned Marine base are now major focal points around the entire park, particularly at night with accent lighting and sparkle. The treehouse is the most eye-catching beacon of the park. LEDs create sparkle within three ancient Jacaranda trees as the steel and wood structure is highlighted with color to give it life at night. Recessed ingrade lights with the ability to change color per season or holiday create a fun light source for kids while illuminating the inside of the treehouse, making the space exciting from within and a focal point across the park. The design focused on the significant features within the park to keep the project within budget.

UCI Medical Center - Central Utility Plants
Orange, CA

The UC Irvine Medical Center is a 411-bed full-service academic medical center. With plans to add a new 300,000 square foot in-patient tower to the existing 1.2 million square foot hospital, the medical center needed an additional central plant to provide a stand-alone chiller and emergency power to the outpatient services building, diagnostic and testing labs, administrative areas, and all non-acute care buildings. The new central plant's location is at a new second entrance to the medical center, a key factor driving the architectural design.

Branded Online
Tustin, CA

This project was a first-generation full-floor office tenant space, including open ceiling concepts that reflected visible air condition ducting and lighting for the technology provider of e-commerce, marketing, and logistic solutions, Branded Online. This space combined two previously separate offices into one central hub. The headquarters office includes various work areas, including private offices, open huddle spaces, shared work areas, two conference rooms, and a breakroom.

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