Jasmine Engineering celebrates 29 years in business
Providing value to its clients for nearly three decades
San Antonio, TX (Dec. 19, 2013) – December marks the 29 year anniversary of the Project Management and Commissioning firm, Jasmine Engineering, Inc. The San Antonio-based firm was originally founded by Jasmine Azima as a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design firm. As the firm adapted to find its niche, Jasmine Engineering changed its business direction to focus solely on Owner’s Representative services including Project Management and Commissioning.
Founder and Principal-in-Charge, Azima, came to the United States, worked her way through college and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Azima, a licensed engineer and Commissioning Agent, opened the doors of her firm at the age of 26. Jasmine Engineering became one of the first firms in the State of Texas owned and operated by a female registered engineer. Today, her company’s primary service focuses on Owner’s Representative services including:
- Total Building Commissioning
- Project Management
- MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) Commissioning
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Commissioning
- Facilities Assessment
- Program Management
“It’s been a long road from when I first opened the doors of the firm,” said Jasmine Azima, founder and principal-in-charge of Jasmine Engineering. “I believe the business has been successful because we look out for the best interest of the client, pay attention to detail and being honest in all aspects of our business.”
Jasmine Engineering has worked on almost every major project for the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, in addition to work in the City of Austin, since the late 80’s. The firm has worked on projects including the Alamodome, Wolff Municipal Baseball Stadium, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, International Center, Paul Elizondo Tower at the Bexar County Justice Center expansion, San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio Police Academy, Harlandale Independent School District, Austin-Bergstrom Airport, Austin Convention Center and Austin Independent School District.
Most recently, the firm has completed the City of San Antonio’s Public Safety Headquarters, a $50.5 million, 243,000 gross square foot (GSF) facility and 200,000 GSF parking garage. The facility is currently pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification.
Jasmine Engineering is known for its client-oriented services which has brought the firm repeat business and excellent recommendations for its work in K-12, higher education, municipal, county, federal and private institutions.
The company’s philosophy on its services relates back to providing the client, or Owner, the best possible product by having an in-house, multidisciplinary staff. Jasmine Engineering approaches each project by tailoring its services and firmly believe in bringing value to the Owner. By tailoring services, it allows the client to receive the greatest benefits on projects such as more efficient service while keeping costs down. The results, saving money on projects while completing in on-time and within budget.
Jasmine Engineering has created this tailored service called Total Building Commissioning Authority, which combines the best elements of Facilities Assessment, Programming, Program Management, Project Management, Construction Management and Commissioning under one roof. Before a project gets to construction Jasmine Engineering performs design reviews and constructability reviews. The purpose of this step is to catch potential issues before construction begins, therefore reducing/eliminating change orders and saving the Owner money and time during the construction phase.
The firm has a tradition of saving clients money through its services including design reviews and constructability reviews. An example of this includes Harlandale ISD where Jasmine Engineering had created $8.78 million in savings and added value features for Bond 2006 & Bond 2009 projects. A portion of the savings was used to fund additional projects the District required, effectively stretching the client’s budget.
Furthermore, traditional Commissioning includes witnessing and logging of a building’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire sprinklers and security systems and reporting issues. Jasmine Engineering’s unique approach includes not only locating potential and current problems but to provide suggestions on how to correct the problems.
With the firm looking toward the future it continues to see its business growing as the market, especially for Commissioning rises. A 2012 research survey indicated that globally, Building Commissioning Services are set to double by the year 2020.
Building Owners are becoming aware of the benefits of Commissioning including lower utility costs, building systems efficiency and reduced risk of equipment failure, resulting in the growth of Commissioning market.
About Jasmine Engineering
Jasmine Engineering (Je) is a name synonymous with quality and integrity. The company was formed in 1984 by licensed engineer Jasmine Azima, and is celebrating its 29th anniversary in December 2013. Je serves government entities, educational institutions, school districts, health care providers, and respected public and private companies.
Je’s philosophy toward total building commissioning authority services is unlike any other company, with all services and certifications under one roof. This integrated in-house team offers customers a more efficient service and keeps costs down. For this reason, Je is known for consistently delivering projects under budget and on time. Jasmine Engineering is headquartered in San Antonio with an office in Austin. For more information visit www.jasmineengineering.com.
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