The success of any enterprise begins with a strong foundation. With more than 60 years of combined experience in the industry, the team’s proven track record, experience, professionalism and leadership have been the key element to the firm’s success. The firm is partner-intensive, and each of the principals has a “hands-on” role in every project. They work in cooperation with the entire design team, so that all decisions are made with full concurrence of the client.
Harshad Lakhani, P.E., Leed AP
Mr. Lakhani, President of Lakhani & Jordan Engineers, PC, has over 48 years of tri-state area HVAC engineering experience on public and private projects including: alterations, renovations, gut rehabilitations, new construction, design/build, and sustainability and resiliency design. His vast experience on diverse types of projects throughout the Northeast includes: high performance university buildings, dormitories, laboratories, research facilities, hospitals, theatres, studios and broadcast facilities, hotels, residential and high rise buildings, office and corporate facilities, criminal justice facilities, in-water facilities and waterfront infrastructure projects, transportation facilities, and infrastructure utilities.
His extensive background allows him to make decisions on a wide range of project issues. He has been Principal-In-Charge on several term agreements particularly with the NYC Department of Design & Construction, NYC Housing Authority, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, NYC School Construction Authority, Dormitory Authority State of New York, NYS Office of General Services, Port Authority of NY/NJ, and many others.
Past Vice President
Thomas G. Jordan, P.E.
Mr. Jordan has more than 40 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer in the engineering and design of medium voltage and low voltage electrical distribution systems for a great variety of building facilities and campus site distribution systems, medium and low voltage emergency and standby electrical distribution systems, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, lighting and lighting control systems, and other building electrical systems, computer installations, disaster recovery planning, restoration of electrical distribution systems, post-disaster events and resiliency design. Projects include office buildings (low-rise and high rise), communications facilities and studios, computer facilities, health care facilities, correctional facilities, educational institutions, and hospitality projects.
He has consulted, prepared reports and testified in expert electrical engineering litigation matters. After more than 40 years in the industry, Mr. Jordan subsequently retired in 2015. He still maintains contact with the firm and works as an outside consultant on occasion.
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Jigar Jokhakar, P.E., CEM, Leed AP
Mr. Jokhakar has over 15 years of experience as a Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer, which involves the responsibility of laying out mechanical systems, computerized and manual calculations of heating and cooling loads, design, analysis of ductwork, and interfacing with Owners, Architects, Contractors and Design teams; coordinating engineering systems with other disciplines and architect; and process contractor submittals. His extensive experience is reflected in a broad range projects including: university facilities, residential facilities, retail centers, educational buildings, and medical facilities. He has worked on customized energy modeling & design assistance for various projects. He has identified, developed, and improved theoretical energy modeling approaches while customizing bin data modeling to help guide design teams towards the most cost-effective solutions.
He has performed an energy analysis and model for the Adult Behavioral Healthcare Center at the Bronx Psychiatric Center and for the New York City Hall Renovation. He currently serves at the Director of Mechanical Engineering for the firm.