While everyone more or less knows about architects and what they do, there is still relatively scant information on MEP engineers, who are the unsung heroes of high-rise buildings. If architects are the ones who design the shape and size of a building, the MEP engineers cater to its veins, neurons, and skeleton by mapping the water, sewage, and electrical systems for every high-rise building. Because their publicity has been quite low up until recently, not many of us grasp the full scope and importance of an MEP engineer.
Every building needs more than just a shell. They need functional systems of essential resources like electricity, water, and gas to run. If these resources are cut off for an extended period, tenants or office workers will not be able to live or work effectively. MEP engineers install and maintain these systems to make sure that you get all the necessary amenities and resources to make your life or work comfortably inside a high-rise building, where a slight change in temperature is enough to ruin your whole day.
It is an MEP engineer’s task to design and install a system that does not just last for a few years. Just as architects strive for a building that can withstand the test of time, MEP engineers also endeavor to create a layout that can protect the system from outage and external damage, giving it more longevity and resistance against time.
There is always a budget for every building and MEP engineers will have to work hard to keep everything within that budget. For this reason, they will often have ingenious ideas or designs to keep the cost at a minimum level, saving you a lot of unnecessary fees.
We all hate messy wirings and pipes. Not only are they ugly in terms of aesthetics but they are also detrimental to the maintenance process since you will have a hard time telling which wire goes to which socket. MEP engineers will meticulously take their time to design a system that is streamlined and easy to maintain.
Buildings can be designed to be environmentally friendly, thanks to renewable materials, shapes, and special features. But did you know that optimizing energy efficiency can also help conserve resources? MEP engineers with years of experience and expertise will design electricity or sewer layouts in such a way that it ensures maximum efficiency. This benefits not only the environment but also your bank account.
MEP engineers are a bit more underappreciated than interior designers or architects, though it is understandable as we tend to take electricity, water, and gas for granted. However, things are changing now as more people have come to understand the importance of getting high-quality MEP engineering services. If you are in need of such services but are still relatively new to the market, why not let us at New York Engineers help you? With our high expertise in both commercial and residential MEP engineering services, we will provide you with design plans that can minimize costs while maximizing efficiency, thus giving your building a huge boost to success.