Support Services

Wright-Pierce’s water, wastewater and civil engineering services are supported by an in-house multi-discipline team of engineers and technicians that include structural, electrical, civil, architectural, instrumentation and controls, HVAC and plumbing, hydrogeology, landscape architecture and GIS. In addition to the support services listed below, we also offer value engineering/project peer review; cost estimating; construction administration; asset management; training; preparation of O&M manuals; design-build services; and forensic investigations and expert testimony.

In addition, Wright-Pierce is well-versed in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) sustainable design criteria. Our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals guide clients through the LEED design and certification processes.


  Architectural/Structural Engineering

  • Building planning and design (evaluations/renovations)
  • Industrial, commercial and public buildings/structures
  • Reinforced concrete, masonry, steel, aluminum, fiberglass and wood structures
  • Marine structures
  • Foundations and retaining walls
  • Bridges and Dams
  • Code and ADA compliance analysis

  Mechanical/HVAC Engineering

  • HVAC systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Fire protection systems
  • Energy conservation programs

  Electrical Engineering

  • Power distribution systems
  • Motor control centers
  • Emergency/standby power
  • Interior and exterior lighting and power systems
  • Grounding/lightning protection
  • Information and telecommunications technology infrastructure
  • Energy conservation and efficiency audits, design and implementation
  • Alternative energy application feasibility assessments
  • Wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower
  • Electric transmission line assessments
  • Energy park planning

  SCADA/Instrumentation Engineering

  • Process control and information technology planning
  • Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Distributed control systems
  • Network and telemetry systems
  • Alarm systems
  • SCADA integration and field services
  • UL-rated panel fabrication

  Landscape Architecture

  • Site analysis, planning and design
  • Low impact design (LID) for stormwater management
  • Planting plans
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Interpretive and wayfinding signage design
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity
  • Trail planning and design
  • Downtown revitalization planning and design
  • Streetscape and neighborhood design
  • Campus, athletic and playing field planning and design
  • Waterfront planning and design
  • Visual communication for public outreach

  GIS Services

  • GIS design and implementation
  • Internet mapping applications
  • Utility mapping/data management
  • Roadway management
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Regulatory compliance (GASB34, IDSE, CWMP, CMOM, MS4s, FERC)

  Funding/Financial Services

  • Financial impact assessments
  • Capital improvement program analyses and planning
  • Rate structure and user rate fee studies
  • Grant loan/rebate assistance (EPA, DEP, DOT, USDA, CDBG, NFWF, NOAA)
  • Financing strategies


Groundwater Supply
  • Geophysical reconnaissance exploration
  • Assessment /development
  • Watershed management
  • Aquifer management and analysis
  • Well restoration/ maintenance
  • Groundwater modeling
Wastewater Effluent Disposal
  • Site analysis/exploration
  • Subsurface disposal systems
  • “Wick” systems
  • Slow rate infiltration systems
  • Rapid infiltration systems
  • Mounding analysis
  • Contaminant modeling