The various disciplines in the field of engineering frequently overlap on large projects. Consequently, many engineering firms employ a team with complementary skill sets; teams can include different types of engineers, plumbers, HVAC specialists, and computer aided drafting (CAD) technicians. MEP engineering refers to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers. The term can refer either to a team or a single engineer with multiple specializations. MEP engineers in Chattanooga TN can handle large projects involving multiple systems.
MEP engineers are involved in building construction. In construction, the mechanical part is the design of the heating, air, and ventilation (HVAC) system. The electrical part of a construction job includes designing all interior and exterior wiring and circuitry, along with alarm systems. Plumbing involves the heating and delivery of water throughout the pipe system to the faucets and the sprinkler system.
MEP engineers work on large production systems as well, like food processing, industrial manufacturing, or pharmaceutical production. In all of these contexts, distribution of electricity, water, and mechanical motion/power transfer are part of the same production system.
One way that MEP engineers can benefit their customers is by designing more sustainable energy and water distribution systems. Solar heating is one example of this. MEP engineers can design a solar panel system that distributions power throughout a building and heats the water supply. MEPs can also design systems for utilizing storm water and for saving on water use, including energy-friendly designs like low-flow toilets and shower heads and drought tolerant plants.
The following are some examples of MEP projects:
* a hybrid geothermal retrofit at a high school with a failing plumbing system
* renovation of a cinema including new theaters, upgraded audio visual systems, and fire protection
* design of a convention and trade center, including a complete plumbing system and a central energy center
* new construction of a college classroom building, involving a geothermal well system, high efficiency lighting controls, and variable flow demand control ventilation
If you are looking for MEP Engineers in Chattanooga TN, Contact Campbell & Associates Inc, an engineering consulting firm that has been in the business for over 50 years.