Restaurant & Kitchen Design Seminar
MEP Designs Inc. and AIA|DC had a comprehensive seminar discussion on restaurant design and engineering. Using case studies presented by industry experts, Sam Abdelfattah from MEP Designs delivered a presentation on MEP Systems Design in restaurant and kitchen application on January 20th, click here for access to the presentation.
This program highlighted:
- the challenges in MEP engineering that are unique to restaurant and kitchen design and how they can be overcome;
- MEP code and building issues that are particularly unique to the Mid-Atlantic region;
- the design of commercial kitchen ventilation systems including basic hood selection, make-up air strategies, fire protection, demand ventilation, and new technologies in the field;
- and design lighting and control system design for restaurants including specific types of lighting, lighting characteristics, and the deployment of control strategies.
More seminars and presentations are being prepared. Please contact us to setup a presentation in your office about MEP Systems, Codes, and Solutions.
K to 12 – Schools
“Design of Schools requires a full range of design skill and competency. On any given day or time, there are ten or more different activities that are happening at the same time; in the classrooms, in the office, library, labs, music rooms, cafeteria, Gym, kitchen or other rooms and spaces that are essential or ancillary to the education process. MEP engineers not only must have the experience to design spaces for the various functions, but they also must be able to integrate those systems to avoid conflicts or competing systems. In the US, energy utilization from MEP systems accounts for nearly 60% of the total energy consumed by school buildings on annual basis; design of efficient, more sustainable systems is a must. MEP engineers should be able to design smart and effective control systems for effective control of environmental conditions and to facilitate trouble shooting and problem or conflict detection.
Our engineers have recently completed the design or MEP systems renovation in Allenwood Elementary School in Prince George’s County. New HVAC systems will include VRF and Energy Recovery Systems in the classrooms, library and administration areas and a single zone VAV system in the Multipurpose Room. HVAC control systems will be BACNET compliant and designed to communicate with PGPS energy management system. The new systems will offer improved performance, comfort, and energy utilization.
MEP Designs Inc. Engineers have provided engineering for several public and private schools in Maryland and Virginia, including Andrew Jackson Middle School, Samuel Massie Elementary School, William Hall Elementary School, Prince William Academy, and Groveton Elementary School”
MEP Designs is a certified Local Disadvantage Business Enterprise (LDBE) by the
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA); LDBE certification No. LD 2009-0123-2016
MEP Designs is a certified SWaM vendor in the state of Virginia; SWaM certification No. 650873
MEP Designs is SBE Certified by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)