Working with BSE will give you access to a multidisciplinary team who bring to the table years of experience related to the design of MEP services ranging across a wide spectrum of different projects, from hospitality, healthcare, educational buildings, offices etc. Besides, our team is highly skilled to produce technical drawings and specifications by analysing technical feasibility, installation methods, and compliance with local rules and regulations.
At BSE, we consider comprehensive building services engineering to be the equivalent to a complete project management partnership whereby we will work hand in hand with you from the very first stages of a project and look into every aspect of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering related to your project until it sees completion.
Furthermore, BSE consider this service to be one where the Client entrusts all engineering aspects to us, ensuring peace of mind that engineering matters are being fully dealt with by competent professionals.
Typically, our project stages are subdivided into the following:
Conceptual Design Stage
This phase typically consists in the provision of preliminary designs and conceptual drawings in order to start reviewing client requirements, and MEP service requirements including:
- Discuss the Clients requirements in terms of technical and operational requirements for the building as a holistic entity
- Preliminary analysis of Architectural, Structural and Interior Design proposals
- Establish main infrastructural and utility requirements required for the project
- Outline a strategy to achieve a development having a low carbon footprint which will have significant marketing benefit
- Outline a concept design & strategy for the distribution of the main engineering infrastructural services and general plant area requirements for MEP installations
Schematic Design Stage
This phase typically consists in the preparation of schematic design sufficiently detailed to ensure that the feasibility of a project or of a particular solution can be evaluated. A project at schematic design stage can also be sufficiently detailed to ensure a Design & Build approach by the client. This stage typically includes:
- Preparation of high level designs and different options for different MEP solutions and strategies agreed with the client
- Preliminary sizing of MEP services such as HVAC requirements, Electrical Loads etc.
- Preliminary specifications of equipment and installations
- Preparation of high level estimates for the project for budgeting purposes.
- Preparation of all necessary reports for the premises as may be requested by Planning Authorities.
- Preliminary coordination with service providers and utility companies for general main infrastructure services
Detailed Design Stage
This phase typically consists in the preparation of detailed MEP designs which sufficiently detailed to be able to issue a tender document.
This stage typically includes:
- Provision of detailed coordinated MEP design drawings having sufficient details as required for installation
- Preparation of block-out requirements in order to coordinate with construction and civil works and reduce coordination issues during installation phase.
- Preparation of detailed documentation including specifications, schedules, and bills of quantities, to reflect the proper execution of the works.
This phase of the project shall consist in the procurement of the required MEP works, and thus this stage typically includes:
- Discuss the best procurement strategy with the client
- Issuing of tender documents for the works and follow-up of the procurement strategy with the client
- Evaluation of the tender offers received for the works and preparation of administrative and technical evaluation reports on the offers received.
- Negotiation of works with eventual contractors
Project Execution Stage
During this phase, it is understood that the final contractor/ contractors would have been chosen and works on site will start being mobilized. In view of this, it is being understood that BSE’s input at this stage typically includes:
- Supervision of the M&E installation works being carried out by the assigned contractors during the project period.
- Attending to site meetings as may be required to ensure that work is being carried out to the specifications required.
- Checking of contractors’ submittals including working drawings and technical literature on equipment for approval purposes.
- Approval of Working Drawings and project implementation procedures.
- Provision of quantity surveying of the MEP works installed in order to verify the exact quantities of the items being installed.
Certification of Works & Handing Over
During this phase, it is understood that the works would have been completed. In view of this, it is being understood that BSE’s input typically includes:
- Issuing of certificates for payments to contractors for the work carried out.
- Ensure that claims for payment being raised by contractors are correct and factual.
- Supervising the testing and commissioning of systems by contractors
- Issuing of final completion certificates for the different trades related to M&E.
- Overseeing handing over of the project to the client’s maintenance team.
- Coordinate and negotiate with contractor’s, maintenance agreements for the installed MEP installations in order to ensure that MEP systems are properly maintained in future years.