buildings engineering

LaBella Associates provides complete building engineering services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering.  Services range from feasibility studies and analysis through project design and construction. Our engineers are well-versed in new construction, renovations, additions, analysis, special structures, and design/build projects for a variety of clients.


2010 - present

2010 - present

our services

HVAC Engineering

  • HVAC
  • Indoor Air Quality Analysis
  • Mechanical Master Plans
  • Boiler Plants
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Central Chiller Plant Design
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Systems Integration
  • Controls Engineering

Plumbing Engineering

  • Plumbing
  • Fire Protection
  • Sanitary Systems & Drainage
  • Backflow Prevention
  • Sanitary & Vent Systems
  • Storm Systems
  • Rainwater Collection System
  • Irrigation
  • Gas Piping
  • Code Compliance Review

Energy & Commissioning

  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Conservation Studies
  • Performance Contract Management
  • Lighting System Analysis
  • Co-Generation
  • Energy Management System
  • NYSERDA Assistance
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Central Plant Analysis
  • Thermal Process Analysis
  • Commissioning
  • Retro-Commissioning

Electrical Engineering

  • Building Service & Power Distribution
  • Interior & Exterior Lighting Design
  • Fire Alarm Engineering
  • Security, Access Control, CCTV
  • Public Address, Sound Systems
  • Telephone & Data Communications
  • Standby Power Generation
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Transient Voltage Surge Suppresssion
  • Lightning Protection Systems
  • Process Controls
  • Medium Voltage Distribution
  • Power Distribution
  • Protective Relaying
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Load Flow Studies/Short Circuit analysis
  • Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protection & Coordination
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Arc Flash

Structural Engineering

  • New Construction

  • Renovation and Historic Preservation

  • Structural Investigation and Evaluation

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Sustainable Design

  • Computer Modeling

  • Parking Garage Inspections

  • Value Engineering

  • On-site and Remote Monitoring

  • Construction Observation & Contract Administration

Hydropower Engineering

  • Project Management, Contract Administration, and Vendor Coordination
  • Owners Engineer/Manager for multi-discipline projects at plants ranging from 3 MW – 45 MW
  • Permitting and Agency Coordination
  • Penstock, Spillway, Abutment, Gate, and Concrete Structures Inspection and Maintenance
  • Comprehensive Plant Assessment and Inventory for Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Components
  • Intake and Water Retaining Structures Design
  • Spillway Resurfacing and Flashboard Design
  • Stop Log Gate and Gantry Design
  • Cooling Water, Compressed Air, and Lube Oil System Design
  • Powerhouse Electrical and Controls Design
  • Fall Protection and Safety Access Design
See more on our Hydropower page.

Jeff Wackowski

Jeff doesn't think timber framing should be limited to ski chalets and barns.  What's new in wood framing, here.

Steve Longway, PE

Steve loves the sun but still lives in Rochester.  He talks about engineering solar for upstate NY in an Engineering Week profile.

Mark Bagdon, PE

Mark encourages school districts to prioritize acoustics beyond the music suite in the fall issue of In Session.

voices from our buildings team