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WHAT IS MEP ENGINEERING?

In the construction industry, MEP stands for “mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.”MEP engineering is the science and art of planning, designing, and managing a building’s MEP systems. An MEP design firm specializes in these qualities. They are essential at all stages of the construction process and are also known as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering consulting firms. They aid in decision making, cost estimation, construction administration, documentation, building management, and maintenance.

MEP systems are the main part of a building. MEP systems are in charge of a structure’s “creature comfort” features. They make a structure livable and pleasant, whether it’s a single-story house or a 50-story skyscraper.


The M-E-P in MEP engineering are:
M
The mechanical design elements of a building, particularly the heating and cooling systems, contribute to a more comfortable interior environment. These systems enable us to occupy buildings in both hot and cold weather conditions.

E
The electrical system in a building keeps the lights on, our devices charged, and the other systems operational. Architectural lighting design and planning is an important parts of the electrical engineering process.

P
What would we do if we didn’t have plumbing? Water is what keeps us alive. Plumbing systems provide clean water for drinking, cleaning, and other purposes. They also safely remove storm and sanitary wastewater.

MEP Engineering Services in Common
MEP design or mechanical engineering can encompass a wide range of services. Only the largest engineering firms may provide all services. In practice, most MEP engineering firms offer a core set of services, which are then supplemented with specialty services such as architectural lighting, commissioning, sustainability, or energy management.

The top services an MEP firm might provide are:
1. HVAC Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems
Central Plant Design
Exhaust Systems
Direct Digital Control (DDC) Systems
Chilled Water Systems
Heating Water System
2. Electrical Engineering
Comprehensive Electrical System Design
Onsite Power Generation Requirements and Distribution
Critical Power Systems
Integration of IT and AV Into Overall Building Design
Device Coordination and Arc Fault Services
Lightning Protection Systems
Fire Alarm Systems
3. Plumbing Engineering
Domestic Waste and Vent Systems
Fuel Gas Piping Systems
Storm Water Systems
Performance Specification of Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Water Conservation Systems
4. Energy Management
Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Chilled Beam Systems
Displacement Ventilation
Dedicated Outside Air Systems
Underfloor Air Distribution Systems
Thermal Storage Systems
Energy Recovery
Free Cooling Systems
Utility Monitoring
5. Lighting Design
Architectural Lighting Plan Design
Life Cycle Cost-Benefit & ROI analysis
Dark Sky Compliance and Ordinance Coordination
Illuminance Calculations
Color Temperature Analysis
On-site Lighting Mock-Ups
On-site Aiming and Adjustments
Custom Lighting Design
International Design and Lighting Specifications
Lighting Control Design
Renderings and Other Lighting Visualization Techniques
6. Communication Technologies
Voice, Data, and Video Integration
Security and Alarm Systems Integration
Audio/Visual System Design
7. Commissioning
Design Stage Reviews
Functional Testing
Owner Training
System Documentation
8. Sustainable Design
Sustainability Designs That Are Cost Effective For All Systems
Alternative Energy
Energy Conservation Technologies
Energy Modeling
LEED Consulting



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