We are Hellman & Lober.

Whether the project is limited to due diligence investigation, schematic design or full contract services through construction administration, we are here for you.

Hellman & Lober handles the challenge

The experienced management and staff of Hellman & Lober together, are anxious to produce cost-effective, reliable and constructible mechanical and plumbing engineered design solutions. By listening and responding to our Client’s needs, we are equipped to present solutions and ideas. Our Clients and our 62 years is a resource that is unparalleled in the industry.

Project Design

Solutions are tailored to the needs of the building, the budget, and energy efficiency. California in the adoption of its model energy codes requires additional software (Energy Soft) to demonstrate that the building (the mechanical systems AND the building envelop) complies with California’s energy standards. Meeting the changing standards of efficiency, the aggressive choices of materials and creativity are all necessary to meet the prime objective of building needs…construction budget…and energy efficiency.

New Construction

New Constructions Projects have gotten more sophisticated challenging design teams to be more creative and at the same time not lose sight of the objectives of the building. Tools such as AutoCAD, Revit, EnergyPro and Trace all play a part in coordinating the building’s infrastructure. Local codes must be considered, energy-efficient consultation and imaginative design solutions are necessary for an era where Engineers are being challenged by Architects of imagination.

Due Diligence / Restoration

A key part of the restoration project development is the due diligence investigation of the building systems. The due diligence investigation and report are many times the outline embraced by the Client to develop a strategic plan for improvements. It is not uncommon that the investigation phase later becomes the basis for an engineered solution that not only addresses the improvements targeted but defines a strategy to make improvements while still functioning and generating revenue.

Construction Administration

Following the completion of the contract documents, Hellman & Lober will be the advocate for the Owner and the Architect during the process of construction.   Products specified compared to submitted are evaluated.  Cooperation with the Contractor’s through the Request for Information (RFI) process is important to the timely completion of the Project.  Finally, we will periodically visit the construction site to assure that the installation quality meets the standards of care.

The scope of Engineering Services

Our knowledge of local, regional and national codes enables us to design a wide variety of mechanical systems.
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  • Air Distribution Systems

  • Building Automation Control Systems

  • Chilled Water Systems

  • Grease Exhaust Systems

  • Heating Hot Water Systems

  • Natatorium Ventilation & Air Conditioning

  • Steam Systems

  • Vapor Exhaust Systems

  • Variable Refrigerant Flow Simultaneous Heating and Cooling

  • Ventilation Systems

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  • Hot Water Systems

  • Natural Gas Systems

  • Potable Water Systems

  • Propane Gas Systems

  • Recycled Water Systems

  • Sanitary Waste & Vent Systems

  • Sanitary & Storm Water Lift Stations

  • Solar Hot Water Systems

  • Storm Drainage Systems

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  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Criteria

  • Fire Pumps

  • Fire Standpipes

  • Smoke Management Systems

  • Stairwell Pressurization

Cool things others are saying…

  • “Over the last 10 years, I have worked with the talented Engineers from Hellman & Lober Engineering. I have always been able to count on prompt and diligent service, expert mechanical code advice and counsel, and steadfast results. Stephen Hellman and his staff are highly skilled and effective engineers, with great attitudes and a diligent work ethic which complements their intense dedication to a demanding industry. From construction drawings, on-site consulting, or in the field construction observation, Hellman & Lober always brings a high standard of excellence to any project and the level of service and response to their client is unmatched. Hellman & Lober is absolutely one of the best in the business.”
    Dan Patton
  • “EJM Consultants is a company that is responsible for taking a high-end project from the start, hiring the Architect, approving their consultants, hiring the Contractor, approving their subcontractor to approving the Closeout documents. We complete projects all over the United States, Canada, and a few foreign countries and we need professional groups that want to become part of the team. Hellman & Lober is one of our preferred players, we have worked with H&L for over fifteen years completing multiple types of projects from Hotels, Office Professional Buildings and large Educational/Training Centers. H&L is also our go-to firm when we have a Mechanical problem or concern on an existing building or when one of our clients is purchasing a building. The H & L firm is conscientious, dependable, and not afraid of time  frames and works as part of the Team to get the Project done to the Owner's expectations.”
    Edwin J Migge