7 MEP Trends You Need to Know in 2018

2017 has been a great year for the construction industry, especially for the field of MEP Engineering. The year saw MEP engineers undertake new challenges and overcome them successfully to drive the construction industry towards global sustainability and building performance. MEP engineering consultants in Dubai have worked towards developing green buildings and their work reflected factors like use of renewable energy sources, water conservation, minimum solid waste, etc. The Development of Sustainability on the MEP Front The overall scenario of MEP services in construction is changing rapidly. MEP consultants are seen working more on the use of environmentally favourable products and reducing the impact of the building on the environment. The revolution towards sustainability was a must and it has been initiated successfully. Buildings in UAE have already started taking their steps towards achieving complete sustainability for new projects as well as in retrofitting and refurbishment. As of 2018, several new trends are forecast to be seen in the construction industry. The new year is expected to usher in a new era of advanced technological use for design and modelling in construction. MEP Trends for 2018 in Dubai So, without further ado, here are some of the main trends that will dominate the MEP sector of the construction industry in Dubai in 2018. Zero Energy Emission Buildings MEP Engineers have … Continue reading 7 MEP Trends You Need to Know in 2018

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Sustainable Building Design Basics: Requirement, Process, and Strategy

Sustainability has taken over all the industries in the world and the construction industry is no exception to this. After the widespread increase in awareness about sustainability, it has become essential to create a sustainable building design for new construction projects, from the smallest to the biggest and the most large-scale ones. To do this successfully, we need to first understand what exactly is sustainable design for buildings, how can it be created and what strategies should be used to do so effectively. The Requirements of Sustainable Building Design According to the U.S. General Services Administration, a sustainable building must use environmentally preferred products, minimize non-renewable energy source consumption, optimize the potential of the site and enhance indoor environmental quality. Along with this, it should also optimize operational practices and save maintenance costs. It should also focus on the conservation of water. A sustainable building design must fulfil the primary objective of low environment impact. It should focus on basic aims of sustainability like the elimination of solid waste, reduction of air, water and soil pollution, replacement of non-renewable energy usage by renewable energy sources like solar generators and heaters. It should protect the environmental life cycle and enhance the natural ecology around the building. Along with all this, care must be taken to create the healthy indoor environment. Process … Continue reading Sustainable Building Design Basics: Requirement, Process, and Strategy

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The Role of Sustainability in MEP Services

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Services are a vital part of the infrastructural industry in Dubai. Traditionally, the MEP industry has been focused on compliance-based implementation in the design and executive processes. However, with the rising awareness about global climate change and the need for construction to adhere to the reduce-recycle-reuse policy, these services now need to follow the current trends of sustainability. Sustainability has now become the most important part of any new project. The primary reasons for this are the need for environmental protection and optimum utilisation of resources to reduce wastage. The Current Scenario for Sustainability in MEP Services The basic idea of sustainability in MEP starts from maintaining an equilibrium through careful evaluation of material selection, initial costs, and energy consumption. MEP Engineers across the world have come up with different ideas that focus on how sustainable processes and resources can be used to reduce impact of the construction industry on the environment. Proper selection of high-performance equipment and precise sizing of the construction site is the key in these processes. Harnessing energy from simple methods such as daylight harvesting, geothermal heating, photovoltaic collectors and cooling systems. The overall design synthesis should be taken care of and should be following every possible discipline in order with minimizing the carbon footprint of the project. Challenges for Sustainability in … Continue reading The Role of Sustainability in MEP Services

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5 New Trends in Commercial Buildings in Dubai

Dubai is a city widely known for its combination of business and luxury, renowned across the world as a paradise for tourists. In the past years, Dubai has transformed its skyline with inspired and creative architecture. There has always been a constant development and change in the architecture and design of commercial buildings. The development in the fields of interior designing and architecture is continuously influenced by conflicting trends. At times, building everything to be more exceptional and extraordinary than ever before is the norm; at others the trend is to build everything as fast as possible, which needs standard methods and materials to be used. In the current scenario, commercial interior designers and MEP consultants are aware of the fact that commercial building interiors in Dubai need to be distinct and creative. They are also expected to be efficient, elegant, and extremely cost-effective. The interior spaces need to be designed such that the clients and customers would feel welcome, which is why interior designing and architecture of commercial buildings is considered a tricky affair. Some of the recent trends in interior designing in the commercial sector in Dubai include: 1. Keeping it Open and Breezy Open spaces have become very popular in recent times as they provide the employees with an option to either get away from unwanted distractions … Continue reading 5 New Trends in Commercial Buildings in Dubai

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