As professional engineers who interface with other disciplines, we only have a single goal: to make all your building components come together.
In typical large complex projects where several consultants are involved, interfacing matrix with other trades proves to be one of the most critical aspects for your success. Extent goes so far as to the responsibility matrix for each discipline where all boundaries and functions from setting-out to testing and commissioning (T&C) are clearly delineated. As you can see with your simple design-build projects, coordination blends seamlessly as less parties are involved.
But such is not the case with large-scale projects, and efficiency of the trade coordination can prove to be a real challenge. From landscape to interior fit-out and façade design, the architect mainly acts as the chief builder and interfaces with all of the disciplines.
On the engineering side, our highly-skilled engineers specialize in their own sub-disciplines, where our professional services include some, but not all:
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Plumbing engineering
- Fire protection engineering
In a typical design bid-build model, contractors are tasked to submit shop drawings for approval before their start on-site. On engineering discipline alone, EPC contractors submit multiple shop drawings on MEPF – further increasing the time needed for review and coordination to eliminate errors in-situ.
How we counteract this high workload with efficiency is left on the accord of our expert engineers. All engineering subsets are modeled in BIM, where clash detection of MEPF shop drawings is our number one priority. Such cases range from gypsum board hanging below its required finished ceiling level and effectively colliding with the plumbing pipelines, to HVAC ducts changing in material to fit in the exacting space.
Our engineers are highly trained with a keen eye to review in detail all of your consolidated MEPF shop drawings from a macro to micro perspective. We know how time-consuming change orders can be, and we always aim for zero disruption on your project’s schedule. At NY Engineers, we are always on the lookout for precision on your building project’s success.