Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc.(VBFA) was founded in 1972 and has grown to be a respected mechanical and plumbing, electrical and civil engineering firm. With 91 employees spread between three Utah offices, one Arizona office and an Idaho office, VBFA has set itself apart with innovative, award-winning designs. VBFA prides itself in employing innovative engineers with programs that encourage creativity and total quality management on all projects. Our highly trained staff ensures that professional service is applied to each and every VBFA project.
VBFA prides itself in employing the highest number of graduate and licensed engineers possible. Currently, there are 40 graduate engineers, of whom 26 are licensed professionals. This experienced and competent staff allows VBFA the privilege to design and program high-profile and technically-complicated projects.VBFA has been privileged to be involved in numerous projects for clients throughout the Intermountain West, utilizing different delivery methods, some directly for the owners or universities, and some through the Utah State's Division of Facilities Construction and Management.
VBFA has been involved in the design of new facilities, as well as in the remodel, renovation and restoration of many facilities. VBFA has been effective in analyzing problems pertaining to mechanical and electrical systems, gas, utility, steam, fire protection and distribution systems. Many of these projects included bringing systems into compliance with current codes and other necessary requirements.
VBFA is pleased to include LEED® Accredited Professionals in the firm. Fourteen of the firm’s employees have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as LEED Accredited Professionals and as such have been involved in the design of high performance, sustainable buildings. VBFA's state-of-the-art designs are environmentally responsible and energy efficient. The firm has also been responsible for the design of several buildings that are following the U.S. Green Building Council Guidelines even when the Owners have not elected to complete the LEED Certification process.