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The 'E' in MEP: Electrical Engineering

Posted by April Duncza on Apr 2, 2021 9:15:00 AM

By now you know that KEA Engineers is a respected MEP Consulting Engineering firm, located in Iselin, NJ.  MEP stands for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering and it's an important part of any construction project. Today we are going to focus on the "E" in MEP : Electrical Engineering.

Where would we be without electrical engineering? Probably sitting in the dark not getting much accomplished!  When it comes to MEP design, the electrical component covers a lot of services. In any given building, the electrical system keeps the lights on, keeps devices and machines powered, and keeps other systems running smoothly. One big question MEP Electrical Engineers help answer is: How Much Power Is Too Much?

electrical engineering, electrical panelsConserving energy and thereby lowering energy costs may be top of mind for you and your project. This is where a qualified MEP electrical engineer is invaluable. This electrical engineer understands any codes related to your building project and works to design a functional and energy efficient electrical system. As a result, building owners can expect to spend less money to build or maintain the power system within their building, no matter the type. 

Another component of MEP Electrical Engineering is Fire Alarm Systems design. Fire alarm systems are very literally a matter of life and death. With that in mind, you want a MEP Electrical Engineer that's experienced and trusted. Many systems are now equipped to detect heat, smoke, carbon monoxide, and even call the fire department in the event of an emergency, ensuring the safety of any building and its occupants. All of these systems use electricity and therefore fall under a MEP electrical engineer's domain. 

Other facets of MEP electrical engineering include emergency generator design, emergency lighting design, low voltage design, IT design and so much more. Contact KEA Engineers to discuss the electrical engineering design for your next construction project. 

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