Reducing risk, cost, and coming in on schedule is vital for any successful building project. Planning new construction and building renovations involves designing and implementing multiple complicated systems. MEP consultants ensure that all project aspects are integrated throughout both design and construction to minimize risk, cost, and schedule, while also achieving accurate code compliance and energy efficiency.
MEP coordination models have brought an evolution to risk reduction.
MEP Consultants Eliminate Inefficient and Conflict-prone Processes
There are many ways to improve the efficiency of new and renovated buildings. Our MEP processes (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) use 3D REVIT modeling as a design and documentation solution to support all phases and disciplines involved in a building project. 3D REVIT is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that functions as a foundation in the digital transformation within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.
3D REVIT modeling is the current standard for providing detailed layout and spatial information related to the MEP processes for piping and data systems within an architectural design of a facility. 3D REVIT enables full illustration through 3D modeling to identify potential system conflicts/interference while also minimizing the size of system envelopes.
As modern facilities grow in complexity, MEP consultants compensate for the added time and effort by producing highly dependable designs, build schedules, and budget projections.
MEP Consultants Enable Fast Tracking of Large and Complex,Design-Build Projects
For efficiency reasons, K2D believes in very early engagement with project leaders (owners and architects) when project plans and specifications are being developed. This flows through the design-assist model for the selection of contractors and subcontractors that are highly qualified for the specific project, and they too work collaboratively with the MEP consultants throughout the early and detailed design processes. This is the proven path to lower-cost solutions and issue resolution across multiple fields and specialties to assure The collaborative approach brings varying perspectives from professional team members with the best ideas and experience to accomplish smooth-running projects that obtain valuable cost savings with the highest operational results. At the core of the KD2 process is delivering to contractors the designs and documents that are fully understood and match installation expectations from the beginning so that second guessing or alternative interpretations are eliminated. Thereby eliminating construction delays and avoiding unplanned costs.
Team-based problem solving is fundamental!
MEP Consultants are Efficiency Experts
Early MEP engagement reduces project flow time and enhances cost controls by:
- Identifying long lead items early so that construction phasing and scheduling begin as soon as possible.
- 3D models are integrated with the design phase to allow an earlier release for construction.
- Weeks of time are saved when contractors are up to speed at the time designs are released.
- 3D modeling brings greater visual comprehension for a fast and accurate understanding of the design intent.
But that is only the beginning…
MEP consultant efficiency also applies to reducing future maintenance costs so that owners and operators enjoy a greater return on investment — both near and long-term. Through proper selection and installation, equipment life expectancy is extended as well as decreased energy consumption. Additionally, conflict-free designs and installations avoid equipment malfunctions and make routine maintenance simpler.
At the core of K2D are:
- MEP Services
- Title 24 Compliance & Energy Analysis
- Commissioning Services
- Facilities System Design
- LEED Certification
- Electrical design
- Heating, A/C & Ventilation Design
- Solar Design
- Plumbing Design
K2D provides specific solutions to your project challenges. Our MEP consultants are highly trained and experienced. We work closely with architects and owners to provide successful coordination of building systems. K2D provides the best design solutions that are cost-effective today and well into the future. Today’s facilities must be built to last many decades with the foresight to ensure a maximum lifecycle. For further information or to schedule a consultation please contact K2D at 310.935.3773 or visit www.K2D.com to learn more.