To provide our clients with an integrated, whole building design approach, we added Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineering services to our firm in 2014. Internal collaboration amongst all design disciplines streamlines communication and facilitates harmony between the building envelope and internal systems. Our goal is to design proven, efficient MEP building systems within your budget that work for you.
With our diverse experience, we ensure that all aspects of a project are carefully considered and planned properly. Our MEP team understands how buildings function, what current and forecasted system demands could be, and has experience designing effective solutions for projects of all types. We believe in finding the optimal balance between patron comfort, operation, system performance, and cost for each client’s needs.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Concerned about potential heating and cooling needs in your facility? Need to understand what system options exist? We can help you create a comfortable indoor environment. Our team utilizes HVAC modeling software on every project to accurately determine detailed system, zone, or space requirements for all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs. This allows us to understand spatial needs, correctly size equipment, and layout system requirements. We’ll help you select the best system type for your building with consideration to cost, operation, efficiency, and maintenance.
Electrical Power and Lighting
To successfully function in today’s society, we have become totally reliant upon our power and lighting systems. They enable us to provide safety and security; to illuminate our buildings; and to power equipment and machines. Designing your primary, secondary, or emergency power supplies to meet current and future needs is an area our team specializes in. We will select the best lighting and control systems for your needs; examine photometric data to determine proper light levels; and design power circuits for end equipment and distribution layouts.
As our buildings evolve, plumbing systems also have become increasingly complex. Water conversation and energy usage are priority concerns when evaluating plumbing systems. At BG, we provide solutions that incorporate these concerns while maintaining effective and proven technologies. Our MEP division can help you with domestic water, wastewater, medical gas, compressed air and fuel system design. In addition, we provide alternative system design, incorporating the latest technologies with solar heating or geothermal solutions. We will work with you to perform system assessments, design piping layouts, calculate load requirements, and specify the right equipment for your purposes.
We know how crucial it is for buildings to respond effectively to a fire. Limiting the fire’s spread while minimizing smoke and water damage is paramount. Our engineers have a comprehensive understanding of standalone and linked fire protection systems, their application to different building settings, and how to integrate them with the building’s power, HVAC, fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems. Safety is our top priority when designing layouts for fire protection, helping to ensure occupants’ lives and their property are properly preserved.
Our modern world is dependent on communication and information transfer through technological means and buildings must have the ability to respond to that. They also must provide a safe and secure environment for all occupants. Our team is experienced in designing and coordinating telecommunication and security system infrastructure within buildings to meet your operational vision. We have an understanding of technological trends by keeping up-to-date with audio/visual, security, CCTV, wireless, and distributed notification system requirements.
Eric Hethcoat, PE