Services and Delivery Approach

Members of the Adelphia Design Alliance collectively offer a wide spectrum of engineering and architectural services throughout North America. Clients of Adelphia in any city or country enjoy easy access to the skills and knowledge of any of our member firms across the continent. The local member firm acts as the gateway to known, reliable and trusted professional contacts, wherever the client may need them. Our member firms serve companies of all different sizes in the private and public sectors, and frequently work together to provide a coordinated approach across geographic borders.

Members recognize that to achieve the Adelphia mission, they must collectively offer clients a full service business practice, which is generally comprised of architectural or engineering capabilities including, but not limited to, the following general areas of practice:

Aerospace • Agriculture • Building Science • Chemical Engineering • Civil • Communications / Telecommunications • Computer Science • Education • Electrical • Energy • Environmental • Export • Fisheries • Forensic • Forestry • Geotechnical • Healthcare • Higher Education • Housing • Industrial • Marine and Coastal • Materials • Mechanical • Mediation • Mining Engineering • Municipal • Occupational Health and Safety • Petroleum • Land Use Planning • Pressure Vessels • Project Management • Structural • Surveying • Temporary Works / Shoring • Transportation

Large-scale, Complex Project Delivery

Adelphia coordinates a highly experienced team of best-in-class engineers and architects for large-scale, complex projects around the world.  We employ a distributed execution approach that is based on work-sharing with multiple global offices. Adelphia links the latest technology, renowned local experience, and an extensive array of services to meet individual client and project needs at locations throughout the world.

Adelphia’s work-sharing capabilities within its member firms in multiple time zones extends the work day on projects, which reduces project execution times. The organization’s global electronic collaboration tools allow Adelphia’s engineering and architecture teams to apply best practices in their respective locations and quickly share their expertise and lessons learned with other members.

Adelphia’s global platform and joint quality control standards affords our clients the confidence that our members can collectively deliver challenging projects anywhere in the world. With 24/7 project execution capability, the Adelphia organization has the engineering, procurement, construction administration, and project management expertise to deliver projects successfully, safely and with uncompromising quality.


The work for our clients includes:

Conceptual Design• Design Development • Construction Documents • Bidding/Contract Negotiations • Agency Approvals • Estimating • Feasibility Studies • Permitting • Scope Definition • Siting • Technology/License Evaluation • Cost Control/Value Engineering • Detailed Engineering • Front-end Engineering • Planning & Scheduling • Safety Planning • Systems Integration • Contract Management • Logistics • Sourcing • Supplier Quality • Contractor Management/Administration • Project & Program Management • Quality Control • Safety Programs • Commissioning • Engineering Field Support • Systems Checkout • Turnover/Project Close Out

A Collective Team of Public Private Partnership (P3) Experts

Adelphia member firms are experts in the delivery of large-scale, complex P3 projects. As experts in hospitals, transportation, airport, water and wastewater, and buildings P3 projects, Adelphia member firms have provided innovative and cost-effective solutions for dozens of P3 initiatives across North America. We bring a solid understanding of the risks and constraints faced by the public and private sectors on these projects. Our innovative, practical, and integrated solutions address our clients’ challenges, minimizing financial, technical and operational risks.

Adelphia focuses on maximizing value for project stakeholders by accelerating the project schedule and providing timely deliverables. Our established relationships with owners, contractors, consultants, and concessionaires enable us to assist in forming skilled project teams, developing optimal financial models, and expediting the approvals process.  Our integrated, multidisciplinary approach, understanding of key business and project drivers, and ability to provide flexible and responsive service from offices across the U.S., Canada and beyond, ensures that our clients receive innovative, practical and sustainable project development and delivery solutions to successfully address the challenges of today’s complex and rapidly changing business environment.