5 Facts you didn’t know about mechanical works
Mechanical Works and Construction
Project management in general can be quite a challenging aspect, especially in the world of building construction. A lot can fall under the umbrella of site management and supervision, from the design process, to site management and logistics, and construction process. In Jordan, contractors have somewhat of a competitive market. Everyone wants to prove themselves and be labeled as the best in the field, especially in the sector of mechanical works and applications.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems are an important part of building services and can have many different functions.
Typically designed by specialized consultants and contractors, MEP systems can present complex challenges in terms of coordination and detailing. They must satisfy multiple objectives and criteria for design, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance.
Mechanical construction is a dynamic industry, and projects come in all shapes and sizes—from small residential homes to large-scale commercial buildings.
Elements of Mechanical Construction
The elements of mechanical works can include; HVAC systems which include heating, ventilation, and cooling/air-conditioning equipment.
Refrigeration Systems. The artificial cooling of a space, substance, or system; this is done either by transferring heat around or moving it from one area to another.
Plumbing which includes pipes, tanks, fittings, and other elements that control the water supply, heating, and sanitation of a building.
Electrical Systems is a network of electrical components that supply, distribute, and use electrical power; includes overhead and underground lines, poles, transformers, and other equipment.
MEP and BIM
MEP engineers should have access to accurate design information to enable the planning of MEP systems layout, as complex configurations, particularly in congested spaces, can prove very difficult to plan during the design stage.
Using building information modelling (BIM), MEP engineers are able to access critical design data while contributing to a building process that can be more efficient, result in fewer problems on site, and produce the optimum system design.
BIM is becoming quite popular in Jordan on a design and construction scale. You can find out more about it through this link.
Duties of Mechanical Contractor
On most projects, mechanical contractors are heavily involved in the coordination of all trades, making collaboration (both with other specialty contractors and within their own organizations) vital to the success of a project. Moreover, they must also be cognizant of time and budget obligations and must finish all the mechanical elements on time and within budget so as not to delay other trades (or the project as a whole).
For mechanical contractors, responsibilities may include managing the staff, delegating tasks to team members. Monitoring resources and overseeing the full scope of electrical, mechanical and plumbing construction and maintenance.
The importance of overseeing projects and managing the construction is impeccable. Without it, the project will simply fail and tumble.
Mismanagement is unfortunately a typical occurrence these days due to bad selection of management and professionals.
The main duty of a mechanical officer is to lead the project into the harbor of successful construction and supervision. Here at Phi Contracting Co., we assure you that we acquire the right professional background and skill set to lead your project into the right direction of implementation.