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MEP Design Service

XS CAD provides mechanical, electrical, public health and fire protection building services design (also known as building engineering and architectural engineering) to building services designers and consultants.

Our LEED accredited team of mechanical design engineers and electrical design engineers have experience of designing for new and refurbished buildings in the US, UK and Australia.

Whilst we work closely to client needs and requirements we do possess a team with competent design expertise. When designing MEP services we approach all projects holistically, taking into account other factors such as sustainability needs, architectural design and structural factors as well taking into account broader commercial elements.

Due to the changing set of deliverables required from our design output, we also focus on delivering designs in BIM format, these are spatially coordinated models that can be installed and accessed by contracting and installation teams. Our adoption of BIM serves as an effective design tool aid and has been developed over a number of years in conjunction with our own skilled team of BIM modellers and BIM coordinators.

We do provide comprehensive design support for all stages of the design process from concept, schematic, design development, tender and construction stages. For lighting design and in particular lux level calculations we use DIALux, while for mechanical design and in particular for calculating air conditioning loads, we use Camel software. In order to most effectively utilise the benefit of an off-shore MEP Design partner and to manage design workflow seamlessly, it is during the schematic and design development phases that we are able to demonstrate most value due to the ability to take ownership of these phases of the design process.

Our MEP Design Service includes the following elements:

Mechanical Design

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning design (HVAC) for environmental control
  • Water supply/ return distribution design
  • Energy related design – including gas, oil, renewable and solar design and systems
  • Air conditioning load analysis

Electrical Design

  • High voltage & low voltage electrical power distribution system including design of essential/emergency power (generator & UPS) systems
  • Lighting (including artificial and emergency lighting) and lighting controls design
  • IT, telecoms, security and lightning protection design
  • Fire detection and activation alarm system design
  • Riser and panel schedule design
  • Lux level calculation and lighting design

Public Health Design

  • Domestic water supply design (both normal and hot water systems)
  • Sanitation and waste water design
  • Storm water drainage and rainwater harvesting design

Fire Protection Design

  • Sprinkler protection design
  • Water and mist system design
  • Dry riser and wet riser design

Contact us for more information about our MEP Design Service or if you wish to discuss your next project and how we may be able to assist your own teams to achieve an MEP Design to meet your project scope.

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