A Modern Approach to MEP/FP Consulting
As building owners and management develop return to work plans and evaluate existing building infrastructure, a greater interest and importance on indoor air quality (IAQ) and mechanical systems has emerged. The current workplace climate is full of uncertainty regarding what the future landscape will look like, but without question the current pandemic will have lasting impact on how we approach building design. Too often, MEP/FP engineers are not engaged early enough in the design process to make a substantial impact on the project; an industry pivot is needed to redefine the MEP/FP engineer’s role.
IAQ, space pressurization (negative and positive), isolation rooms, MERV filtration ratings and adaptability are all the buzz among design professionals. With the plethora of information and articles on these topics, it is difficult for building owners, management and facilities staff to determine the most efficient and cost-effective solution to their specific concerns. There is certainly not a “one size fits all solution” when it comes to IAQ and the working environment, whether the mechanical systems are new or existing.
AKF has been a leader in Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing/Fire protection (MEP/FP) design over the past three decades and 2020 has certainly been an unprecedented year for all. As new challenges present themselves daily, we are required to adapt quickly and develop solutions that require outside-the-box thinking. Increased focus on the client experience, along with industry leading expertise, has led AKF to sustainable growth through our progressive approach providing end user driven solutions.