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Oct 10th 2019

Necessity of MEP Consultants On Every Building Project

Why MEP Consultants Are Paramount to Every Building Project 

MEP consultants are key to commercial construction and renovation projects. MEP design engineers make a huge impact on the overall performance of your project, transforming everything from building efficiency to office productivity. 

Below, we review the role of MEP consultants and how your business can benefit from their services.

What Do MEP Consultants Offer? 

MEP stands for mechanical, electrical and plumbing. MEP consultants leverage engineering expertise to establish a safe building environment for human use. They work closely with architects and owners throughout the entire process, from pre-design through post-construction.

MEP engineers design building systems to operate optimally during their service life. The main focuses of an MEP consultant’s role include minimizing operating costs, reducing unnecessary downtime, identifying energy deficiencies in existing structures, and proposing ways to improve performance.

Top 3 Reasons to Work with MEP Consultants for Your Next Project 

Whether you’re planning new commercial construction or renovating an existing property, MEP consultants can add great value to your project and help your bottom line. Here are three main reasons why.

 1. Improve Your Bottom Line 

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, plumbing, energy consumption and safety solutions are all elements that can impact the bottom line. Professional MEP consultants help owners achieve optimal building performance by maximizing energy efficiency, reducing redundancies and designing integrated, synergistic systems from the start.

Read more on our blog: Benefits of MEP Consulting Engineers for New Construction or Renovation Projects >>

 2. Optimize Energy Efficient Designs 

Every commercial building project presents its own unique challenges. MEP engineering consultants provide customized solutions to improve a building’s (new or existing) energy efficiency. Through energy modeling, a virtual simulation of a building’s energy usage, MEP consultants understand the current energy consumption, make predictions on future consumptions and optimize designs to maximize efficiencies. 

This can be across systems, including a combination of high-efficiency HVAC equipment, lighting retro-fits, LEED designs, photovoltaics, or other resource efficient and eco- friendly designs. 

 3. Reduce Project Risk  

Risk reduction, fast turnarounds, and cost control are essential for a successful building project. Modern construction and building renovations involve multiple, complex systems. If these systems are designed in isolation, it can lead to project delays and inflated costs. 

MEP consultants collaborate with all project team members to improve communication, ensure code compliance and avoid delays. 

KMB MEP Consultants 

As one of the top MEP consulting firms in the United States, KMB offers robust experience, results-oriented designs and environmentally sound practices for a wide range of clients.    

For more information on how KMB can help you with your next project, please contact us today. We look forward to working together in the future.