about us

our philosophy

We respond quickly and efficiently to client needs and expectations. The listed principals will be in charge of all projects from conceptual/planning stage through construction and close-out.  We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to our clients, we will meet their expectations, and provide them with a lasting relationship with our firm. High speed internet allows us to communicate with clients and design team members wherever they may be.

Project budgets will be maintained by early involvement with the client to understand the scope of work and schedule requirements and develop project budgets early in the planning stage.  Budgets throughout design will be maintained by generating cost estimates at the SD (Schematic Design), DD (Design Development) and CD (Construction Documents) phases of the project if applicable and by modifying the scope of work and/or defining bid alternates to control the cost during bidding.

Schedules will be maintained by attention to client bid dates and construction periods and by close involvment in the project from conceptual planning through construction.

Codes are met. The principals have been involved on multi-discipline design teams involving architects, engineers, owners and contractors on projects ranging up to $90 million. We have also performed numerous code reviews of building projects and on site construction inspections for the Colorado State Buildings Program thus assuring that we maintain the latest information on building codes throughout our intermountain region.

New construction and difficult remodels will both be approached with equal enthusiasm.  Older remodels are a company specialty and have included 100 year old courthouse in Aspen and 50 year old school remodels in the Grand Junction area.

The Firm


Bighorn Consulting Engineers is a mechanical and electrical engineering firm dedicated to providing the highest quality consulting engineering services for commercial, educational, institutional and residential building clients.  The firm is owned and operated by Shawn Brill, P.E., CEM; Blaine Buck, P.E., CBCP and Mark Harrington, P.E., LEED AP.


Our personnel have over 100 years in the industry with experience not only in consulting engineering but also equipment sales, temperature controls, and facilities management.  This diverse background enables us to better understand client needs and expectations.

We offer a full range of engineering services including system evaluations, life-cycle cost analysis, conceptual planning and budgeting and construction documents and specifications.  We work equally well in a traditional plan and spec delivery system or in the design/build delivery system.



Our personnel have extensive training and experience with TRACE 700 hour by hour energy modeling software.  This program is used to perform LEED, Energy Star and Green Globes energy simulations for proposed buildings.  ASHRAE 90.1 guidelines are used to model the baseline and proposed systems in TRACE 700 to predict energy savings.



Bighorn Consulting is actively engaged in the “green” and sustainability movement in the building industry.  Our firm includes personnel that are LEED AP and Energy Star certified. LEED projects include:

  • Crested Butte Community School
  • Cedaredge Elementary School
  • Burlingame Ranch

  • Gateway Resort
  • Maroon Creek Ranch Commissioning
  • Basalt Library Commissioning

Green Globes certified projects include:

  • Colorado Mesa University , Houston Hall
  • Colorado Mesa University , Tomlinson Library
  • DeBeque Fire Station, DeBeque, CO



All construction drawings are produced either using AutoCAD or Revit software programs as produced by AutoDesk.  Bighorn is well versed in the usage of Revit BIM software for producing mechanical, electrical and plumbing(MEP)drawings to portray these systems in a collaborative 3D model.

Reach Us

386 Indian Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501


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