Our Process

Burdette Engineering, Inc. provides diverse engineering design services for the construction industry. Services listed are performed with the Owner’s criteria and consultation to provide for both current and future project needs.  Our firm can integrate other design specialists for a single point of responsibility of design.


  • Site Analysis/Master Plans
  • Project Evaluation/Criteria


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Analysis
  • Product/Purchasing Assistance

Design Phase

  • Design Development
  • Construction Design
  • Construction Documents
  • Quality Control

Construction Phase

  • Bid Evaluation
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Construction Observation
  • Commissioning

Lighting Design

REWA Headquarters, Greenville, SC

Burdette Engineering, Inc. offers specialized lighting design consulting for a wide variety of facilities and requirements. Our approach is to provide lighting that is integrated into the architectural design, in a manner that maximizes overall system performance, while enhancing the project.  Complete design approaches now include Energy Code Compliance in total energy benchmarks and expanded controls.

We work closely with owners, users, architects, designers and manufacturers to achieve a design that meets the following objectives:

  • Visually appealing
  • Energy efficient
  • Enhances the architectural design
  • Promotes occupant safety and security

Power Distribution

LSP Automotive Systems, Union, SC

Burdette Engineering, Inc.’s electrical power systems are carefully designed to support owner requirements and projects with specialized electrical requirements. We have significant expertise in high-reliability design for “24 x 7” and mission-critical facilities. We offer  design expertise in the following areas:

  • Primary And Secondary Power Distribution
  • Campus and Building Power Distribution up to 15KV
  • Generation Systems for Backup Power
  • Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
  • Building Power Distribution Systems
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Power Conditioning
  • High Reliability System Design
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Maintainability

Burdette Engineering also offers system analysis and design for:

  • System Configuration and Design
  • Short Circuit & Coordination Studies
  • Arc Flash Studies
  • Motor Starting Studies
  • Protective Device Coordination Studies

Grounding & Lightning Protection

Greenville Memorial Hospital, Central Energy Plant, Greenville, SC

Burdette Engineering, Inc. provides detailed and code-compliant design of grounding and lightning protection systems to assure safe operation of the electrical systems and protection of personnel and equipment within the facility. We have specialized experience in a wide variety of facilities and systems with unique grounding needs which includes:

  • Grounding Electrode Systems
  • Bonding Systems
  • Safety/Equipment Grounding Systems
  • Telecommunications Grounding Systems
  • Substation Grounding System Design
  • High-Reliability and Mission-Critical Facility Grounding
  • Lightning Protection Systems


Burdette Engineering, Inc. prides itself on the ability to deliver design modeling using both AutoCAD and Revit 3D modeling software to accurately represent business information modeling (BIM).  When BIM is used conjunctively with all members of a project team it effectively allows the client to see their engineered design, all together, in one model.

Burdette’s experienced Revit/CAD department has been designing in Revit since 2008 and has completed 323 projects using the Revit model software.  We are constantly investigating and learning the software capabilities.

LEED Certification

CUICAR Parking Garage, Greenville, SC

Now more than ever before, we live in a world where energy efficient practices are a necessity.  As current members of the US Green Building Council, Burdette Engineering, Inc. is committed to sustainable design practices, and optimizes energy efficiency in every project to maintain responsible use of our natural resources.

Our LEED accredited staff would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate energy-efficient and sustainable design practices that result in long-term investment returns to our clients. To date Burdette has contributed to the certification of 13 buildings LEED Gold, Silver, Certified, or Pending, including the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research Parking Garage, Greenville, SC, pictured above which received LEED Gold Certification.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.


Fire & Safety Systems

Burdette Engineering provides code research services to confirm fire alarm and life safety requirements for projects that meet Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) requirements, owner insurance company requirements, and owner operational requirements. We work closely with the project architects and engineers in other disciplines to achieve a coordinated and comprehensive approach to fire and life safety. Fire alarm system design includes:

  • Central Fire Alarm Panel
  • Alarm Initiating Circuits
  • Notification Appliance Circuits
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Coordination With Smoke Control System Design
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Healthcare Communications

Data & Communications

MT Anderson Building, Greenville, SC

Burdette Engineering, Inc. services your data and communication needs by closely coordinating with the Owner to design a cabling system that will provide both effective connectivity combined with ease of use of systems.

  • Telephone/Data Communication
  • Audio Visual Communication
  • Data Cabling Systems
  • Multimedia Centers
  • Intercom and Voice

Security Systems

Greer Municipal Complex, Greer, SC

Burdette Engineering, Inc. has designed many security systems in conjunction with new building construction as well as building conversions, upfits, upgrades and building expansions.  We have serviced the design of several courthouses and detention centers as well as municipal headquarters such as the one pictured here in Greer, SC.

  • Security System Infrastructure
  • Access/Egress Control
  • Video Surveillance
  • New Building Installation
  • System Upgrades/Additions
  • Healthcare Security

Building Automation Interface

CUICAR Graduate Engineering Center, Greenville, SC

As buildings become more technologically advanced, and as traditionally electrical systems have migrated digitally, the total building response depends on the the Building Automation Systems (BAS) reaching deeper into the various sytems for controls of systems such as lighting and interface for alarm outputs, etc.  The Graduate Engineering Center pictured above for Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research is a building designed to feature the use of BAS.  The systems listed below were integrated into an overall BAS system for a comprehensive view of the building facility and its operation:

  • Fire Alarm & Fire Suppression
  • Public Address & Sound Systems
  • Security, Fire Alarm, Audio Visual Design
  • Lighting Controls
  • Data & Voice Telecommunications Systems
  • Power Monitoring and Control
  • Automated Energy Management