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Through thoughtful engineering and creative design, our award-winning engineers find forward-thinking solutions to bring the most complex projects to life. Find out why we’re Utah’s top professional mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) Engineering Firm. Get started on your next project today.

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Full-Service Engineering

For engineering projects big and small, our team is the most trusted source for expert engineering knowledge and experience in Utah and across the Intermountain West. Browse our professional engineering services to see what VBFA can do for you.

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Mechanical Engineering

With versatile skills and diverse specialties, our mechanical engineers offer solutions for HVAC and plumbing systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and more.

Electrical Engineering

Experts in electrical equipment and design, our electrical engineers solve complex problems in power systems, telecommunications, utility coordination, and much more.

Lighting Engineers

We develop comprehensive lighting solutions that enhance architectural design and employ the latest technology for superior innovation and efficiency.

Civil Engineering

Our civil engineering team is experienced in creating the infrastructure – like flood control, road design, and earthwork – to support new municipal or private projects throughout the West.

Building Commissioning

We'll handle quality control for your project by ensuring the design and construction meet critical engineering standards for safety and performance.

Fire Protection Engineering

Our highly-specialized fire safety engineering team designs solutions to reduce the risk of fire, while helping to analyze and reduce fire-related risk with your current structure.

Geothermal Engineers

VBFA is one of the few engineering firms with extensive experience in these innovative HVAC systems, allowing us to introduce greater efficiency and lower maintenance to your project.

Refrigeration Engineering

To implement and manage large-scale refrigeration systems the right way, you need effective engineering solutions built on years of experience. Our team understands design requirements inside and out, from evaporators to cooling towers.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Our ability to use Revit effectively saves time and money for our clients by solving problems early in the design phase, resulting in a substantial decrease in RFIs and change orders.

Energy Modeling

For upgrades to existing buildings or new construction, our early energy analysis can help you understand, edit, and improve the long-term energy implications of your design.

Controls Engineering

Controls Engineering is a practice that uses sensors and detectors to measure the output of a controlled process.
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About Us

A Culture of Innovation Since 1972

After 50 years in the industry, we know just how important it is to never stop evolving. From every level of leadership, we foster an environment of quick problem-solving and continuous improvement, both of which have become hallmarks of the VBFA identity. This commitment to progress is what allows our team to step up and deliver impressive and unconventional projects other firms can’t. Thanks to the creativity and courage of our newest generation of engineering professionals, we are sustaining the hard-earned VBFA legacy as a prominent industry leader.

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“We pursue new and innovative technology-driven engineering strategies, and remain on the forefront of energy efficient design, including LEED, Net Zero, and Zero Carbon building standards.”

– Wade Bennion, Principal

We Work With the Best

From healthcare, education, and sports to arts and culture, hospitality, and places of worship, we design projects for some of the region’s most recognized and respected organizations.

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Whether they are around the corner or across the world, these noteworthy projects give a closer look at the varied capability and creativity of the VBFA team.

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Design Your Ideal Career With VBFA

We see our talented team as our greatest asset, and so we treat each member that way. When you join our firm, you’ll find the support to achieve even your most ambitious career goals. We’re proud that many on the VBFA team have a 10+ year tenure in the firm, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to our employees’ satisfaction and professional fulfillment. If you’re looking to work on unique projects with an accomplished team, VBFA is the right place for you.

Exceeding Your Expectations is What We Love to Do

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is engineering?

Engineering is using scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items. There are several types of engineering: structural, civil, mechanical, industrial, and more which all use science and mathematics to develop bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings.

What do engineers do?

Engineers are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build, and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets, and materials. Engineers are hired by engineering firms to develop innovative methods and construct components and systems that will fulfill functional objectives while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost.

What is systems engineering?

Systems engineering combines science, mathematics, and engineering principles and competencies. Systems engineering work affects virtually all industries — from healthcare and manufacturing to retail and transportation. All these industries rely on well-functioning systems for problem-solving and to facilitate operations.

What is MEP engineering?

MEP engineering is often associated with building design and stands for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing engineering. With relevance to these three elements, MEP engineering encompasses building planning, design, and management before construction.

What is an MEP engineer?

An MEP engineer is a professional who designs and oversees the construction of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in buildings. These Professionals are responsible for ensuring that all systems associated with HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling), lighting, power distribution, energy efficiency, plumbing, drainage, and more are installed correctly. They must also meet all safety codes and regulations, and meet the requirements of the building owner and architect.

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