Building & Engineering


Retail building and engineering expertise takes you from blank page to project completion

Professional services for the grocery industry deliver end-to-end engineering, programming and sustainability solutions. When you partner with City Building Engineering Services (CBES), your stores will operate more efficiently, your customers will have a better shopping experience and you’ll positively impact the environment.

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New store
development, store expansions

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Remodels, refreshes, build-outs

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Capital projects, equipment replacement

RHVAC/EMS/MEP engineering lowers your costs and energy use

CBES core engineering services include:  

  • End-to-end system analysis of all new and existing systems 
  • Developing detailed engineering drawings and CAD designs for new, remodel and expansion projects 
  • Coordinating system designs with A/E firms and contractors
  • Specifications development, design review, and value engineering
  • Assessing new technologies and selecting equipment to optimize costs, maintenance, energy use, and environmental impact
  • Commissioning/re-commissioning operating equipment prior to project completion

RHVAC+ construction management provides end-to-end expertise

You’ll have a partner for every stage of your RHVAC construction project: 

  • Technical constructability review 
  • Pre-construction services (scoping, bidding, awarding) 
  • Construction services (on-site vendor management, walkthroughs, punch lists, and turnover documents) 
  • Commissioning/re-commissioning of all new and replacement RHVAC equipment and systems 
  • Large capital programming for building, heating, and refrigeration projects 

Multi-site program management matches your schedule and budget

You can quickly launch a new project, like “Buy Online Pickup in Store,” electric vehicle charging stations, or energy upgrades, and scale fast, without worrying about the details. Count on us for: 

  • Detailed “As-Built” survey plans 
  • Store planning layout and design 
  • Site planning 
  • Décor/signage design and installation 
  • Equipment procurement 
  • Construction management 
  • End-to-end financial planning and tracking 

Self-performance ensures critical systems are installed correctly

Whether you need just one install in a single store location or multiple equipment installations in brand new buildings, City makes it happen. 

Services include: 

  • Energy Management Systems
  • RHVAC new store/remodel 
  • Capital replacements 
  • Owner’s representation 
  • Project commissioning 
  • Targeted build team

Energy transition and sustainability (ET&S) services meet your green goals

As part of City’s holistic sustainability approach, the CBES team handles: 

  • Sustainability plan development  
  • ET&S project development, management, and reporting 
  • Data analysis 
  • Utility coordination/rebate management 
  • Remote performance monitoring 
  • Refrigerant management plan and programming 
  • Net Zero programming 
  • Carbon reduction partnerships

How can the CBES team help you?