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Category: MEP

  • 23
    Nov

    The Importance of Hangers & Brackets in MEP Installation

    Before drawing the architectural design of a building, the architecture must first consider the overall design of the building so that he gives allowance fit for construction attachments, the support system for pipe works, and systems anchoring tools to ensure that the structural design of the building can support...

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  • 28
    Oct

    8 Must-Read HVAC Books For Engineering Technicians

    If you are an HVAC technician – or looking to become one – you are going to need the right books in your library. So, what ARE the best books to have in your Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning arsenal? In this article, we will present a unique list...

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  • 27
    Oct

    Emerging Technologies That Will Change MEP Design

    Will MEP Design Change? The construction industry is in the process of massive transformation with emerging technologies accelerating change. Faced with workflows that keep evolving and increasingly complex projects with tight schedules, MEP contractors are exploring the benefits of new technologies that make it easier for them to manage. ...

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  • 20
    Sep

    5 Important HVAC Maintenance Tips to Prepare for the Winter

    Autumn is almost here—and that means Old Man Winter is just around the corner. It also means it’s the perfect time to make sure your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is ready to handle the coming onslaught of the winter months. A poorly maintained system will mean...

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  • 18
    Sep

    How to Check If Your Commercial Building Has HVAC Inefficiencies

    If you’re operating a commercial building, inefficiencies in your HVAC systems are costing you big time. Below, we’ll outline the top things to check to make sure that you aren’t losing money without even knowing it. 1. Check for Leaks The ductwork that is damaged or just old can...

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  • 15
    Sep

    7 Special MEP Factors to Consider when Designing Extraction Facilities

    Designing and building a cannabis production facility is not an easy task. It does not matter if you are a small scale production facility or a large one; the task is complex. You have to consider many things, including extraction machines, planning process flow, and even getting your permits...

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  • 07
    Sep

    7 Essential MEP Trends You Must Know in 2020

    The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industry are always changing, and the trends that are coming from the introduction of modern technology could be mind-blowing if its thing you never saw coming. The world is indeed changing, and the MEP industry is no exception. However, there’s no need to panic...

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  • 02
    Sep

    What to Know Before Working With an MEP Engineer

    During the construction of any building, MEP engineers are crucial to the success of the project. Buildings are complex structures that require many specialized individuals to handle the planning of each aspect. MEP stands for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. MEP engineers oversee the design and installation of the heating...

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  • 30
    Aug

    The Basics of Plumbing: 6 Facts All Homeowners Should Know

    As a homeowner, you probably spend little to no time thinking about your plumbing. Unless there is a problem, your plumbing is an essential component of your home that typically goes unnoticed. However, keeping your plumbing running correctly is important, for your health and your comfort. For this reason,...

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  • 21
    Aug

    How merging MEP and Structural design can cut costs for commercial projects in half

    There are numerous types of commercial buildings, but we have to mention the most important ones: multifamily apartments, office, retail, hospitality, industrial, and R&D. The main thing that you need to consider when talking about commercial buildings is soft costs. The costs that are not related in any way...

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  • 20
    Aug

    7 Causes Of Air Conditioning Problem And Precautions

    Spending a hot summer in a home or business with air conditioning problems is a terrible experience. If you live in a warm city such as Florida, you need air conditioners for your life to be bearable. The good news is that you don’t have to incur expensive costs...

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  • 03
    Aug

    Innovative Building Materials for Commercial Buildings That Reduce HVAC Costs

    The US Department of Energy says that cooling, heating, and ventilation account for approximately 40% of a commercial building’s energy costs. So, it’s no surprise that building owners want to decrease their HVAC costs. Unfortunately, reducing HVAC costs is no easy feat. It requires a focused approach that starts...

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  • 29
    Jul

    Characteristics of a successful MEP design for commercial projects

    MEP design is one of the most important aspects of a project as it is this part where the documentation, planning, performance and cost estimation and decision making are done. All commercial project that you come across has its own MEP design which helps the construction work to go...

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  • 13
    Jul

    Affordable Housing Options: Tiny Homes and ADUs

    There is an increase in homelessness since many do not meet the given qualifications for home. Research indicates that the primary cause of homelessness is the inability to pay for housing, often caused by low income and high housing costs. High demand in the rental arena, in many countries,...

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  • 10
    Jul

    Remodeling Your Building on A Budget

    Remodeling your building is something you might decide to do for a couple of reasons. Your building is probably starting to look a bit old, and you want to brighten things up, or you need your building to run more efficiently. One thing is clear, though. A remodeling project...

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  • 06
    Jul

    Adapting MEP and Structural Design to the present global health reality

    The COVID-19 pandemic, which is still raging on in the world, has altered our lives in many ways. Some of these changes are temporal and would likely expire with the virus. Others, however, are likely to remain. The built environment is not exempt from the various alterations taking place....

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  • 01
    Jul

    Leveraging HVAC systems in battling the Coronavirus

    With about half-a-million deaths and over 9 million confirmed cases, the coronavirus is affecting humanity at unimaginable levels. Of course, MEPs have not been spared in this rampage as MEP services and other related services are witnessing severe disruptions. However, these disruptions do not hinder information channels. Thus, it’s...

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  • 19
    Jun

    Reasons Why You Might Need a Plumber in Your Home

    Plumbing problems are common in residential areas. They can happen at any time, even after observing the right care and maintenance tips. Most of these issues arise as a result of wear and tear, although some may happen abruptly because of unavoidable circumstances. Similarly to the other damages at...

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  • 09
    Jun

    Understanding the Three Types of Energy Models for Buildings

    Simply by looking at the nameplate data and functioning program of a building, we can easily estimate its energy consumption. One important thing to note here is that the link between various building systems and the local climate is not taken into account when doing this estimation. Energy modeling...

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  • 01
    Jun

    Coronavirus Prevention: ASHRAE Guidelines for Building Ventilation

    This is an article in the series adapting to the pandemic, where we intend to share useful tips for making it through these troublesome times. Reducing the supply of direct outdoor air, when needed, is the aim of most modern HVAC engineering. Depending on the time of the year, increased...

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