Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (M/E/P) is what makes the building come alive and work; a building’s central nervous system. M/E/P systems are responsible for the“comfort” features of a structure.
The MECHANICAL design elements of a building, most especially the heating and cooling systems, help make life inside more comfortable. Many people don’t know but the building’s mechanical system and the envelope (shell of the building) are completely dependent on one another. The design of both must complement one another and the proposed use.
For any building project, we address seven major processes:
1. Heating: the addition of thermal energy to maintain space or process conditions in response to thermal heat loss
2. Cooling: the removal of thermal energy to maintain space or process conditions in response to thermal heat gain
3. Humidifying: the addition of water vapor to maintain space or process moisture content
4. Dehumidifying: the removal of water vapor to maintain space or process moisture content
5. Cleaning: the process of removing particulate and bio-contaminants from the conditioned space.
6. Ventilating: the process of providing suitable quantities of fresh outside air for maintaining air quality and building pressurization.
7. Effectiveness: the process of achieving the desired thermal energy transfer, humidity control, filtration, and delivery of ventilation air to the breathing zone of the occupied space in accordance with required needs.
Plumbing System, in a simple sense, brings a liquid or gas into the building for consumption and then removes the byproduct. It also considers the protection of a building in the event of a fire emergency. Plumbing systems support all the other infrastructure of the building. For example, natural gas is delivered to the mechanical system which burns it to produce heat. High powered or concentrated electrical systems produce significant amounts of heat and chilled water systems cool them
We provide the following services for M/E/P Engineering:
- Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems
- Exhaust Systems
- (General, Kitchens, Hazardous Areas)
- Direct Digital Control (DDC) Systems
- Chilled Water Systems
- Heating Water Systems
- Power Systems Design
- Lighting Systems Design
- Communications Systems Design
- Alarm Systems Design
- Lightning Protection Systems Design
- Grounding Systems Design
- Instrumentation and Control Systems Design
- Architectural Lighting Plan Design
- Life Cycle Cost Benefit & ROI Analysis
- Dark Sky Compliance and Ordinance Coordination
- Illuminance Calculations
- Color Temperature Analysis
- Custom Lighting Fixture Design
- Lighting Control Design
- Renderings and Other Lighting Visualization Techniques
We use the following technologies to support our designs:
1. Autodesk AutoCAD MEP®
2. Revit MEP
3. Right Suite Universal (HVAC)
4. AGI32 (Lighting)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D modeling help us to plan the project accordingly. Is it constructible? How can we fit new infrastructure into an existing building? BIM helps us answer these questions to save time during construction.