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Case Study: Architecture

An architectural firm based in California wanted to evaluate the possibility of generating an R&D tax credit based on their design development work. The firm had roughly 25 employees, most of whom were involved with the development process to varying degrees. Upon review of their time tracking system, the firm was found to be capturing time on all projects, broken out by the standard AIA (Amer...
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Case Study: Civil Engineering

Industry: Civil Engineering Number of Employees: 300+ Commonly Qualifying Tasks: Design retaining wall structures, foundation and earthwork for unique site conditions Perform calculations and 3D model simulations to ensure proper loading and distribution Perform value engineering to reduce project cost or to leverage better materials and processes Evaluate different designs, materi...
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Case Study: Mechanical Engineering

Industry: Mechanical Engineering Number of Employees: 400+ Commonly Qualifying Tasks: Design of HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection, etc. systems Design and development automated building systems Develop engineering drawings, product specifications, etc. Develop new or improved equipment such as pumps, heat exchangers, boilers, pressure vessels, etc. Research on new applicati...
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Case Study: Visual Effects

Industry: Post Production Number of Employees: 500+ Commonly Qualifying Tasks: 3D visual effects development Software programming Animatronics Morphing (Time / Visual) Particle graphics creation Mechanical engineering and custom component fabrication Hardware development A post production studio that specializes extremely complex and visually rich rendered video conducted ...
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Case Study: Structural Engineering

Industry: Structural Engineering Number of Employees: 50+ Commonly Qualifying Tasks: Conceptual development & requirements definition Technical proposal time Value engineering Structural calculations 3D and BIM modeling and simulation Developing alternative engineering solutions Development of detailed design drawings A structural engineering firm was evaluating their ...
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