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What is the difference between MEP and HVAC?

What is the difference between MEP and HVAC?

If you have ever heard about MEP then I am sure that you must have also heard about HVAC but most of us don’t know the difference and exact meaning of both these terms. But after reading this article you will have a clear picture of difference between MEP and HVAC.

MEP stands for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing while HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. So HVAC is a part of MEP. In MEP, the architecture designs the buildings in such a way that they will have all the aspects like electricity wiring, water drainage, and all the machinery allocated in a proper way for efficient performance.

The MEP designers are responsible for designing and constructing your building by keeping in mind the proper planning, whole cost, and documentation till the construction. And even after the construction is done, the maintenance is also their responsibility.

But if we talk about HVAC engineers then their task is precise and confined. They just need to make sure that the building is having enough supply of air and that the place is thermally comfortable for the people living out there.

Broader View of each aspect of MEP

Now if we talk about MEP in a more detailed way then there are three terms included in it i.e. mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. We will explain each term briefly for better understanding:

  1. MEP’s Mechanical Aspect

In this aspect, the factors of the environment are managed in such a way that human comfort is not disturbed but the machines are also allowed to operate properly. This aspect includes alarm systems, accelerators, windows, doors, escalators, and audio-visual networks.

  1. MEP’s Electrical Aspect

In this aspect, all the plans and designs related to electricity are made so that a proper power supply is provided to all the appliances. Besides this, proper placement of appliances with the availability of sockets is also designed in this aspect. This aspect also includes lighting, outlets, fixtures, security system, robotics, and the healthcare system of a building.

  1. MEP’s Plumbing Aspect

This aspect includes all portions of construction which include plumbing tasks. In this part, the engineers need to make sure that the building will have proper plumbing, sewerage system, draining, fuels, portable water, water heater, and compressed air.

After getting a brief vision of what MEP means you should have gotten an idea that MEP and HVAC together can provide the best results as they both are interrelated with each other. So HVAC is also a part of mechanical engineering which specifically emphasizes the transfer of heat, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.

What is the purpose of MEP?

The main purpose of MEP is to provide an airy and convenient environment in a building for its residents. Through MEP your building can have ventilation, air conditioning, and a heating system. Your building can be more durable if

  •  It has a proper rainwater drainage system. 
  • The electrical appliances are placed in the right places so that the air coming out of their fans has proper disposal spaces.
  •  And the environment is breathable and free of contaminant air.

To make your building whether office, resident, or commercial you need to make sure that MEP and HVAC are done properly so that it will be long-lasting and free of any minor or major issues. Tameer Gah has a team of expert engineers who can make your dream place for you by taking on all the responsibilities starting from its design to its maintenance. 

FAQs

Do MEP and HVAC cover similar aspects?

HVAC is a part of MEP in which the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning of a building are maintained while MEP refers to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing of a building.

Who is an MEP Engineer?

MEP Engineer is the one who is responsible for the whole process starting from designing a building to its maintenance. The inspections, design approvals, estimation of cost, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems all come under the work of an MEP Engineer.

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