Gatwala Commercial Hub , Faisalabad is Punjab’s biggest and Pakistan’s second largest mixed use, real estate project. It has a covered area of over 3.1 million sq. ft.

This mega project, designed and developed by Shah Nawaz Associates, is located, at the junction of Canal Expressway and Lahore Sheikhupura Road. The road in front of the GCH project, has an average traffic count of 30 vehicles per minute. become, the city’s next mega center for trade, commerce, industries as well as residential projects.



Why MEP Plans are Important in Buildings

Construction is a complex process that involves the expertise of many professionals, from laying the foundations of the building to the last stroke of a paintbrush, a building goes through various phases which are necessary for giving a building the complete shape. If some of the important phases of the construction are missed or aren’t given the proper attention the quality and the durability of the building can be hampered. Therefore, it is necessary that an owner of a house or commercial building should have information regarding the structural, electrical and mechanical aspects of the building.

Graana.com through this blog highlights that why Mechanical, Engineering and Plumbing (MEP) plans are necessary to be incorporated in the construction of the building. Most of the times people don’t give due attention to MEP plans since they consider them of no utility. However, the reality is against this notion. These plans are useful in managing the issues related to mechanical, electrical and plumbing aspects of the building.

What are MEP Plans

As the name suggests, MEP plans represent the Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing aspects of the buildings which are developed by the engineers after the comprehensive study of the structure. As opposed to a person directly installing pipes or wires in the buildings an engineer study’s in-depth structure of the building on the basis of regulatory codes and design of the building. MEP plans are cost-effective increases performance and enhance the operational aspects of the homes. Furthermore, the MEP plans are backed by a scientific study that enhances the durability and reliability of the homes.

Below are the points that show why MEP plans are important

Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable development has become a buzzword and its tool are being developed in every field. One of the advantages of the MEP plans is that it serves a base for the sustainable construction. The MEP plans are necessary for setting up the trend of energy-efficient buildings. In the case of commercial buildings where the greenhouse emissions are more MEP plans utilizes effective frameworks for reducing carbon emissions. Moreover, the plumbing engineering under the MEP plans to ensure that water is preserved and the electricity is conserved. Similarly, MEPs are also being used for conserving energy in buildings. By implementing the proper code of MEPs, the buildings can be made efficient and unaccounted situations can be avoided.

Increased Ventilation

It is an attempt of every person to keep the buildings open to the outside air. MEP plans can prove useful in channelizing the fresh air inside the buildings and eradicating contaminants from the insides of the buildings. Among many, the objective of implementing MEP plans is to regulate the space heating, air conditioning system, and ventilation.  The ventilation system falls under the mechanical aspect of the MEP plans which can also lead to efficient use of energy and reduced utility bills. Similarly, it can also help to improve indoor air quality by developing a comprehensive ventilation system.

Finding Right Path for Wiring

In vertical buildings the importance of MEP plans can prove handy as laying down electrical wires can prove challenging in high-rise buildings. The electrical component in the MEP plans helps to navigate the wiring in the buildings which are useful in avoiding electrical hazards. One of the causes of urban fires in the buildings is associated with the unplanned and disoriented electrical systems in the buildings. This technique can help to avoid the intersection of mechanical installations with electrical components. Thus, MEP plans can also become a conduit of ensuring safety.

Ease of Maintenance

Buildings are meant to stay forever if intermittent error keeps on occurring in the buildings, they don’t only hamper the durability of the building but also brings inconvenience for the residents. To avoid such conditions, and reduce the maintenance costs implementing MEP plans can help to avoid such errors. Since an MEP plan represents the mechanical, electrical and plumbing components of the buildings it is easy to identify a fault in the building which can be easily fixed. This helps to bring efficiency to the overall construction process which is useful in many aspects. Rather than dismantling every component for repairing a faulty component can be easily tracked and repaired. 


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