Instrumentation and Controls
AUTOMATION IN ACTION
As technology advances, the ways we control and deliver municipal water have become more complex and powerful. The control systems engineers at PACE are experts in planning, programming, and implementing automation control systems to keep the community’s water supply safe and flowing. Whether you’re in the planning stages or looking to upgrade an existing water or wastewater facility, the team at PACE Engineering can assist you. We’re committed to providing the best possible service on time and on budget from start to finish.
Many projects require the coordination of multiple engineering specialties. If you’re tackling a large job, consider including our other departments to streamline your project.
Why Choose PACE?
Safety and Quality
In this industry, experience matters, and safety and quality are our highest priorities. When partnering with our team, you can be confident in our commitment to safety and quality craftsmanship. Our engineers have a combined 840+ years serving hundreds of clients on thousands of worksites. When you need the best, we're here and ready to help.
You know your project better than anyone else. Before we start, we'll meet with you to identify the specific goals that will make your undertaking successful. Once we’re on the same page, our engineers will create the custom solutions needed to move your project forward. Trust and communication lead to success, and our team has been successful for many years because of the confidence we build with clients.
Budget / Deadline Conscious
The highest respect we can pay you is to stay within budget and on deadline. We pride ourselves on finishing work within the agreed-upon terms and providing what we say we will when we say we will. When changes are unavoidable, we do our best to find a solution that won't incur additional charges. We also prioritize communication to ensure your schedule can still be maintained.
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SERVICES
Complete or partial building automation systems
Control Systems Consulting
Control Systems Integration
Complete SCADA systems for water and wastewater
Custom SCADA programming
Custom PLCs programming
Custom computer workstations for managing control systems
Field support and system maintenance
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WHEN TO HIRE A CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER?
When building automation is a part of your project, you should consult with a control systems engineer before breaking ground. This will ensure that the construction team considers the requirements for installing control panels, PLCs, radios, and other control system instruments before their work begins.
If automation becomes part of your project and construction has already started, hiring an experienced control systems engineer to help plan and integrate a reliable system is crucial. A good engineer can work within the existing project specification and customize the control hardware and software to meet your specific project needs.
Adding or upgrading an existing building’s automation system is common. When this happens, a control systems engineer can help you plan the project and ensure reliable integration and communication between instruments. An engineer can also help you build a robust system with redundant/fail-safe measures and configure the PLCs and SCADA software for optimal functionality.
COMPARE US TO THE COMPETITION
- Your one-stop-shop for engineering consultants and solutions across all key disciplines
- The go-to company for any size project
- The trusted team capable of staying on budget and on deadline
- Professionals ready to help whenever you need us
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do we get started?
The first step is to discuss the project basics, review available materials, and outline expectations. Once we talk through the project and understand the requirements, our team will develop a proposal that explicitly covers the scope of services and the associated fee. We will review this together, and if acceptable, begin the project!
Has your firm successfully worked on projects similar to mine?
Although each project is unique, the principles of engineering remain the same. Over the last 45 years, we've worked on virtually every type of project imaginable. We've likely worked on a project similar to yours. Feel free to check out our projects page or call our engineering team with specific questions.
What is your communication process? And what's your typical response time if I have questions?
Our commitment to customer service is unwavering. We view communication as one of the keys to project success, and we'll involve you throughout the project. Once your project starts, feel free to connect with your engineer/project manager at any time. When specific questions arise, we’re generally able to answer them within one business day.
How flexible is your work process? Can you accommodate changes in scope?
The flexibility of a project decreases as it nears completion. If a change in scope is unavoidable, we do our best to make the change in a way that won't extend the project deadline or incur additional charges. Having all the details ironed out at the beginning of the project is preferable, but we will work with you if a change in scope is necessary.
How do you articulate findings to your clients?
We are hired for our expertise but also to explain our findings and make the process collaborative. Engineering concepts can be complex, but our goal is to make them simple, actionable, and easy to understand.
Can you meet my project deadline?
Our industry is very deadline-driven, and we will work with you to outline the project and set realistic timelines that our team can meet. The best next step is to call our office and set up an appointment to discuss your project with an engineer. There is an excellent chance we can meet your deadline. The sooner we meet you, the better.