WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strengthening its presence in the region that already includes offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and Richmond, Virginia, AKF Group officially opened a new office in Downtown Washington, D.C. A global leader in engineering, commissioning, technology, design, and consulting, AKF has been serving clients in the area for years.  

AKF’s Managing Partner, Dino DeFeo, PE, emphasized the firm’s commitment to its clients as the fundamental driver of the expansion. “A large number of AKF’s clients operate in the Washington metropolitan area, so opening an office in Downtown D.C. is a natural progression. Many of our clients have encouraged us to expand to D.C., and we are honored by this endorsement. We look forward to continuing to support our clients who have made this move possible.”

AKF is currently engaged in projects important to the D.C. community. DeFeo stated, “AKF is designing a new mixed-use building for Phase II at The Wharf. We are privileged to be a part of PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette’s vision of transforming the Southwest Waterfront.”

With one of the largest healthcare engineering teams on the East Coast, AKF is working with both Children’s National Medical Health System and Inova to create state-of-the-art healthcare facilities that deliver world-class patient care and accelerate medical breakthroughs.  

AKF Partner David Moreno, PE, will lead AKF’s Washington office. He echoed DeFeo’s remarks saying that the decision to open a D.C. location was an obvious one and will enhance AKF’s service to its clients. He noted, “While AKF is a top-ranked MEP engineering firm, we’ve also anticipated client needs and the future of building design, and have established specialized groups dedicated to developing and applying the latest advancements to our clients’ projects. These groups include energy and building performance, fire and life safety, technology, architectural code consulting, and commissioning.”

AKF applies this deep knowledge to designing and enhancing building types for various uses such as workplace, multifamily, hospitality, transportation, higher education, healthcare, and data centers.

Moreno continued, “We are excited to bring AKF’s team of subject matter experts to the D.C. market on a larger scale.”

AKF delivers innovative solutions and leadership to optimize the built environment and redefine the edge of what’s possible. With more than 500 dedicated team members and eleven offices throughout North America, AKF provides a robust offering of Integrated Services, including: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire and Life Safety Engineering, Architectural Code Consulting, BIM Management, Building Controls, Central Utilities, Cogeneration, Commissioning, Critical Systems, Energy + Performance, IT/AV/Security, Lighting Design, Special Inspections, and Vibration Analysis & Testing.

AKF locations include Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Hamilton, NJ; Minneapolis, MN; New Haven, CT; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA, and Washington, D.C., as well as two offices in Mexico: Puebla and Mexico City. For additional information about AKF, please visit www.akfgroup.com.

Tom Dalton, 480-529-5434, tom@chapterandversestrategies.com

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