When you pronounce this, you don’t say “mep” (rhymes with Johnny Depp); instead, spell out the initials M-E-P. They stand for Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing. These engineers are the left-brained people on the project team who work with more right-brained designers and architects. The latter supply them with schedules and plans for electrical, lighting, HVAC and plumbing needs, and they draw up their own, more highly detailed versions from which the contractors and subs can build. The earlier you can get this group on board in a project, the better – especially if the scope is large and/or the project is technically intense. MEPs (that’s the shortened term for them) figure out circuit loads, heating and cooling loads and now must advise on energy efficiency codes. An experienced MEP firm is essential to a successful project.
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