N America News May 2017

46 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / MAY 2017 , HMC is amulti-faceted food service focused organizationwith offices in Columbia, Maryland and Los Angeles, California. For more than 20 years, HMC has designed innovative, unique environments with a focus on achieving our clients’ desired experience while maximizing opportunities for innovation, functionality and design. Kara Dipietro of HMC tells us more about the firm. Design for Life HMC is 100% woman-owned and is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. “We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today, and we can add diversity to your supply chain,” explains Kara. HMC’s Core Competencies: Interior Design HMC’s approach to interior design is to blend the technical aspects of design operative with the client’s unique vision and operational requirements. “Together we can produce a functional and dynamic design. “We employ a wide variety of finishes to enhance the experience of those who enjoy the environments we create. What we design is enhanced by our in-house manufacturing capability. Our inspiration grows from our desire to constantly improve what we produce.” HMC is a licensed and registered interior design firm with NCIDQ certifications. Its innovative methods target LEED compliance, as well as ADA and NSF code standards. “Our creative process begins with a detailed site survey and programming session with the owner/operator. This serves as the basis for the schematic phase of the project. Once a direction has been determined, the design presentation phase is initiated. Upon plan approval, we create drawings which detail all finishes, reflected ceiling layout, fixtures, elevations, specifications, furniture and equipment.” The design department remains involved throughout the entire process to ensure that the intent of the clients’ concept is delivered. 3D Visualization When considering its clients’ needs, HMC constantly seeks innovation and creative approaches which translate into successful solutions. The firm’s designs come to life through fresh and powerful methods of 3D visualization. Photo-realistic renderings, colored floor plans, aerial shots and animation are powerful methods to provide a clear vision of designs. Food Service Design & Equipment Specification Food service design is a unique, specialized niche that sets itself apart from other disciplines by the mastery of the different engineering fields required for every project. “We work with the end user to develop schematic plans that are functional and work with existing building infrastructure or new builds. Our designs emphasize efficiency, energy conservation for LEED accreditation points and utilize operator input for an overall successful food service design. “Our food service experience is the basis for programming and developing efficient and practical food production and service systems. We base our designs on a clear understanding of food service operations, the varying food production, staging processes and the staffing concerns of our clients.” Custom Millwork & Fabrication HMC is known for its ability to fabricate complex custom architectural millwork from a wide scope of materials. “We use the latest CAD and CNC technology and employ highly skilled craftsmen to produce custom radius cabinetry and other unique millwork packages. “Fully assembled electrical systems integral to the cabinetry ensures compliance with all equipment requirements and economizes on-site labour during construction. “We are also known for our talented installation crews who can assemble and install the complex millwork packages with exceptional accuracy.” Construction & Project Management Services HMC’s ability to accurately estimate time and budget is based upon extensive planning, comprehensive communication and experience in the industry. “Our estimating team includes millwork and construction professionals ensuring knowledgeable reliable estimates on which you can base your critical planning and decision making. “Our project management team applies processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the highest quality projects.” HMC as Differentiators HMC is are involved right from the start during the creative process beginning with a site survey and programming session with the owner/operator. “Our designs include all pertinent information which is utilized by architects and engineers in the production of construction documents for permit submittal and pricing. “Our food service experience is the basis for programming and developing efficient and practical food production and service systems. We base our designs on a clear understanding of food service operations, the varying food production, staging processes and staffing concerns. “Our contract document packages define equipment quality and the equipment contractor’s responsibilities. The food service equipment drawings show an equipment plan, electrical and plumbing rough-ins, as well as special conditions showing all ancillary aspects of a food service design application to aide project 1702CA74

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