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MEP Engineering-Mechanical Electrical Plumbing In Construction Projects

MEP Engineering-Mechanical Electrical Plumbing In Construction Projects
What is MEP Engineering?
MEP stands for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing. These are the three aspects linked to every
building project that includes design, and construction and deals with the setup, functioning, and
maintenance of the three major elements of a building project. MEP Engineering is an integral part
of a building project.
Mechanical, Electrical, and plumbing (MEP)design is important for planning, decision making,
accurate documentation, performance- and cost-estimation, construction, and
operating/maintaining the resulting facilities.
MEP specifically encompasses the in-depth design and selection of these systems, as opposed to a
tradesperson simply installing equipment. For example, a plumber may select and install a
commercial hot water system based on common practice and regulatory codes.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems are an important part of building services and
can have many different functions.
A team of MEP engineers will research the best design according to the principles of engineering,
and supply installers with the specifications they develop.
As a result, engineers working in the MEP field must understand a broad range of disciplines,
including dynamics, mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, chemistry, electricity, and
As engineers and designers continually address and update the master model while executing a
systems coordination check for design interference or possible in-field clashes during installation.
When the mechanical model is linked to the plumbing model by a trained drafter, the designer
conducts a continuous survey of space allocation for MEP coordination check – saving hassles during
the engineering review stages.
They play an important role in construction. As the name suggests, Mechanical Electrical and
Plumbing deal with their respective areas in the construction.
Some of the most common areas are, Lift n lift equipment, installation of lifts, testing, and
commissioning. Electrical works, electrical conduits, electrical power, points, lighting arresters,
generator sets, etc.
And finally, Plumbing which deals with everything starting from drain lines, soil lines, valves, water
tanks and to the fixing of W.C.