The process of starting with an older building and transforming it into viable commercial or residential living space is not an easy task. In order to ensure that the renovation moves forward smoothly, it pays to involve one of the MEP Engineers in Chattanooga TN, in the overall project. Here are some of the ways that this type of engineer will pave the way for a successful transformation
The Mechanical Angle
All MEP engineers in Chattanooga TN, specialize in providing input into the selection and installation of mechanical aspects of the building. For this type of project, a great deal of attention will be paid to the heating and cooling system. The engineer will assess the needs in terms of how much power the unit must have, what it will take to run the right type of duct work, and even where the vents are placed in each room. As a result of the engineer’s efforts, the system will keep the interior at a comfortable temperature and consume as little energy as possible.
Another way that the engineer will help is in the design of the electrical system. With the restoration of an older building, this will mean evaluating the original network and making recommendations for what can stay and what needs to go. The engineer can take into account the need for special wiring for the installation of telecommunication equipment, network servers, and other essentials. All aspects of the new wiring will be in full compliance with current building and safety codes.
Plumbing System Design
The engineer will also be involved with the design of the plumbing system for the building. The goal is to ensure that the system is configured so that the water pressure in every part of the building is uniform. Safety valves and other features will be included in the design. As with the wiring, the plumbing will be structured so that it meets all the local safety requirements and will easily pass the final inspection.
For anyone who is considering the complete renovation of a building, contact us and arrange to meet with an engineer. After taking a look at the building and discussing how it will be used, the professional can come up with a plan of action that will meet every need of the owner.
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