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Business Activities That May Qualify

  • Determining alternate materials with which to construct a structure or parts of a structure (must be a new concept to the taxpayer)
  • Determining alternate means of assembling and/or fastening component parts of a structure (must be a new concept to the taxpayer)
  • Improving acoustical qualities of structure
  • Developing alternative water flow / plumbing systems
  • Developing alternative electricity conduction systems
  • Developing or improving lighting within a structure
  • Improving or developing alternative ventilation for a structure
  • Improving or determining alternative heating and cooling systems
  • Determining alternative structural design
  • Developing processes or equipment for the extraction of natural elements from another substance, or the development of processes and equipment to convert the extracted materials
  • Developing a pilot plant to investigate the concepts of a model or process
  • Integrating toxic waste and other waste disposal processes into the structure
  • Integrating product and material transportation systems into the functional design of the structure
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Integration costs related to designing multiple co-dependent features, where the technical uncertainty may only be eliminated by designing the related components
  • Implementing counter-terrorism capabilities
  • Conducting environmental and sustainable design
  • Performing CAD modeling

Structural Engineering Firm

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Annual Revenue: $7 Million

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The company undertook several projects to develop engineering designs. Specifically, they conducted a systematic process through multiple project phases and achieved unique client stipulated functions and performance. They refined the program and concepts, delivering plan and elevation drawings that represented the final design to be issued for construction. This process included identifying larger members that required additional fabrication and shipping, harboring the potential for construction delays. Any conflicts or concerns underwent further analysis until final plans satisfied both client requirements and performance.

Structural Engineering Firm

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Annual Revenue: $22 Million

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The company undertook a systematic design project that compared their initial design alternatives to the site constraints, identifying potential conflicts. Next, they evaluated the layouts and developed methods to integrate each engineering design into existing processes, infrastructure and systems. They prepared drawings and process diagrams, aided by computer software, to detail the overall layout. The design team collaborated to assess the drawings, process diagrams and designs in order to identify potential obstacles.

Structucal Engineering Firm

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Annual Revenue: $64 Million

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The company undertook this project to develop an improved flooring design for use in a chemical production facility. The project enabled installation of flooring and oered improved functionality and quality as the existing flooring did not withstand normal wear and tear. The floor needed sufficient strength to resist impacts from tri-clamps, wrenches and hose ends as impacts from those types of tools and equipment had damaged the existing flooring. The company assessed the capabilities of a variety of products to identify the optimal flooring solution.