Stories

On the job. Behind the scenes. In the trenches. We have plenty of page-turning stories to share. Here, we’ve chosen a few favorites that highlight our creative thinking and collaborative spirit.

  • Wake Up

    In life and in work, the best-laid plans often go astray. This is idiom is especially true at a construction site, even for some of the largest and most experienced compa

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  • Bright Lights

    For ten months, a major shoe retailer tried to figure out what was causing temperatures to rise in i

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  • Black Ceilings

    A mattress store complained to its landlord, a national retail developer, when dust streaks started to appear around air diffusers on the ceiling. TES was contacted for an evaluation, thinking that the streaks were a result of dirty air fro

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  • Real Value

    It’s true that TES project rates are often priced above competitors. Why do clients pay us instead

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  • Open vs. Closed

    When there’s no longer a mall common area to shield a store from the elements, what’s a retailer to do? Generally, there is a drastic difference in temperature between the ambient and the store. For retailers who prefer to welcome guest

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  • Landlord Approvals

    Oftentimes, a tenant’s code compliance does not meet the Landlord’s criteria, causing continued

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  • City Approvals

    Many retailers think that they can save time and money by conducting MEP work with their own in-house architect. Many times, however, these in-house generalists aren’t familiar with specific government regulations, especially as the retai

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  • Smoke Exhaust

    Smoke evac and smoke exhaust design are complex topics that many national retailers struggle to addr

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  • Unknown Utilities

    TES has helped many retailers who’ve attempted to save money by hiring “one man” engineering firms. These firms are often limited in expertise and challenged by complex regulations that hold up the plan approval process. When the reta

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