Research and Development Tax Incentives for the General Contracting Industry


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Research and Development Tax Incentives for the General Contracting Industry

General contracting companies may not realize that their activities related to the design and development of many types of systems may constitute qualified R&D activities, potentially entitling them to significant R&D incentives. If you think you have to be a manufacturer or software developer to be conducting qualified activities as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, think again.

If your firm is in the contracting or construction industry, there is a strong chance that you could benefit from an R&D Tax Credit Study. Let alliantgroup’s contracting experts help you claim the credits that you deserve!

Examples of activities and innovations eligible for R&D tax incentives include the following:

  • Analysis of the functions of a design directed at improving performance, reliability, quality, safety and/or life cycle costs
  • Mechanical equipment sizing
  • Structural steel detailing
  • Mechanical fittings and routing
  • Mechanical equipment sizing
  • Pipe material selection and approvals process
  • Installation means and methods
  • Pipe design and testing
  • Mechanical system design and testing
  • Means, methods and construction techniques development
  • Structure and facility design for constructability
  • Construction equipment development and improvement
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Design for LEED/Green Initiatives
  • HVAC design
  • Electrical system design
  • BIM modeling for sub-system coordination
  • System detailing for constructability
  • Request for Information Process (RFI’s)
  • Value engineering
  • Electrical conduit bending specifications
  • Aluminum or copper wire determinations
  • Electrical insulation
  • Conduit wire overheating calculations
  • Cable tray support and configuration
  • Electrical installation means and methods
  • Temporary services design and testing

alliantgroup’s Engineering and Contracting Industry Specialization Team

In order to better serve general contracting and construction companies, alliantgroup has developed an Industry Specialization Program that focuses on the qualification and quantification of R&D tax benefits for companies operating in the engineering and contracting industry, in which we include electrical contracting. alliantgroup’s Engineering and Contracting Specialization Group employs several individuals who have educational backgrounds and practical experience within the disciplines of civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical and electrical contracting. alliantgroup has qualified and quantified credits for firms ranging from small, startup firms to large, multi-national corporations