MEP engineering services encompass mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installation for a high-rise building. Just as every building requires electric wires and air conditioning units to supply power and regulate the temperature, a plumbing system is also an integral part to any high-rise building because it gives occupants or office workers access to clean water and sanitary sewage disposal, which are essential parts in our daily lives. Understandably, planning and installing a plumbing system can be a daunting task, especially if your employers also demand an environmental-friendly and cost-effective system. It is always useful to double check everything before you start commencing your project. Here are the four crucial things to consider when you design a plumbing system.
The type and the function of your building is the most important factor in deciding which kind of plumbing design your MEP engineering project needs, or whether you would require special equipment like sump pumps or interceptors. As an example, a senior care facility requires an average-yet-constant volume of hot water for showering and cooking. A central boiler might be a great choice as it can guarantee quick and steady delivery of hot water. Meanwhile, a restaurant uses a massive volume of hot water in a short period of time for their cooking activities so they will need many water heaters to allow hot water to recover more quickly.
Plumbing systems in and MEP engineering project are not meant to be a closed circuit. They have to be linked up with public sanitation and water supply systems in order to be truly effective. Usually, MEP engineers extend their design no more than five feet outside the building, so you should consider this fact to find the perfect link-up spot for the building’s systems and public ones.
The incoming water pipe is the pipe that brings water from the public system to your building. As it serves to bring water from a water station, it is important that you use the right size. If it is too big in comparison with the street pipe, water supply from the street will dwindle and will not be enough to support the whole building.
Just like the incoming water pipe, the size of the outgoing sewage pipe is also important to your plumbing project. If the outgoing pipe is much smaller than the connected street pipe, then the building’s sewage could be sent back up, thus causing blockage and unpleasant odors.
Plumbing is among one of the hardest phases of MEP engineering. It is always a good idea to keep a checklist of the things that you must take into account or else errors will happen and the project might fail. If you are looking for professional MEP experts on plumbing, you have come to the right place.
With years of experience and a portfolio which includes an impressive range of projects, we at New York Engineers can confidently offer you high-quality MEP engineering services with the most reasonable prices. If you are interested, contact us to obtain more information.