High-rise commercial and residential buildings are wonderful sights to behold. With a height that reaches the firmament, these marvelous giants challenge every architectural feat and engineering technology that mankind has invented. However, while architects are often well-known and celebrated by architectural students around the world, we have seemingly forgotten another kind of unsung heroes who have considerably contributed to the success of these buildings. These heroes are the MEP engineers.
Their name might sound strange to you, but if architects create the shapes, contours, and glamour of a building, then MEP engineers will fashion its skeleton and veins. MEP engineers play a very important role in construction projects.
The word MEP in stands for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. So effectively, these are engineers that take care of a building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. They cater to the complicated and intricate system of electrical wires that runs throughout every corner of the building and water pipes that bring water to the faucet. In essence, they are the ones who actually give high-rise buildings its functionality.
What do MEP engineers do exactly? The scope of work for an MEP engineer may vary but generally, the following things are what they do:
Mechanical engineering services refer to the installation of the cooling, heating, and ventilation system of a building, and it’s the MEP engineers who step in to install this system. This system will allow everyone in a building to live or work comfortably, thus raising their quality of life or work output. It will also regulate room temperature so electronic devices function properly. The mechanical system is indispensable in any high-rise building, be it residential or commercial.
A building is not functioning properly if it lacks an effective electrical system. Imagine you need to send an urgent email and the electricity goes off. That would certainly be a nightmare! MEP engineers take great care to install not only your electricity and lighting system but also your security systems such as CCTV’s and fire alarms. If their expertise is high, then they can offer you advanced home automation installation options as well.
Plumbing does not only mean sewage removal, but it also encompasses gas and water delivery to each unit. Gas is essential for cooking and water is a vital element that every human being needs. The effective and timely delivery of these two resources will be crucial to the success of a high-rise building. MEP engineers are also the ones to design and implement this system.
It is pretty rare for you to find mentions of MEP engineers, but they are just as important to a high-rise building as an architect. Thanks to their hard work in installing all the essential amenities for your apartment or office. If you ever need high-quality MEP engineers, or if you are just curious about them, why not come to us at New York Engineers? With our years of experience in both commercial and residential MEP engineering, we can offer you top-quality MEP services at reasonable pricing.