TiePoint Engineering, PC (TiePoint), a leading designer of mission-critical data centers, and Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc. (BKM), a full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm, today announced the merger of TiePoint and BKM’s Mission Critical Facilities division (BKM-MCF) to form TiePoint-bkm Engineering, LLC. TiePoint and BKM, Inc. (BKM-MCF’s parent company) also announced a broad-based strategic alliance.

As a result of the merger, TiePoint-bkm brings together the industry’s top electrical and mechanical engineering specialists with more than 25 years of mission critical engineering experience. The team has designed mission-critical spaces for Fortune 500 organizations across the U.S.

“The merger is about synergy,” said Richard Schlosser, TiePoint Engineering’s Founder and President. “The exponential growth of cloud computing, the proliferation of mobile devices, and the need for even greater cyber security have combined to make the data center today’s most vital strategic organizational asset. This merger brings together a dream-team in mission-critical engineering, ready to create next-generation facilities to meet the challenges facing today’s data center-reliant organizations.”

As part of the transaction, TiePoint-bkm and BKM, Inc. will enter a broad-based strategic alliance in which TiePoint-bkm will be the preferred supplier of mission-critical facility engineering expertise.

“BKM and TiePoint have been working together for nearly a decade,” said BKM’s President Jim Barrett. “The new strategic alliance provides our clients with a team of very experienced professionals who work exclusively on mission critical facilities.  Our engineers are thought leaders in the field who work closely with each client to craft facilities that further the mission of each client.  Our team is unique in that we have the depth of resources of a larger firm with the hands-on principal level attention of a boutique firm. It really is a win/win situation.”

The merger and strategic alliance are effective immediately. To learn more, visit TiePoint-bkm’s website at www.tiepoint-bkm.com.

About TiePoint Engineering, PC

Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, TiePoint Engineering, PC designs mission-critical data centers and related high-availability facilities that balance high-availability, efficiency, and the total cost of ownership. Established in 1994, TiePoint provides consulting engineering services for the most discerning customers. TiePoint enjoys a hard-earned reputation for exceptional engineering, uncompromising service, and the passionate pursuit of high-availability. TiePoint has become the engineer of choice among its Fortune 500 customer base by continuously delivering top-tier, senior-level talent to all projects - at all times. Its staff of registered senior-level engineers is available to its customers where and when they need them. The TiePoint process makes the firm the “engineers of choice” for highly-available data centers.