INTRODUCING INTEGRATED MEP SERVICES:
At Integrated MEP, we always go that extra mile for every client, delivering on every promise, and then delivering that little bit more.
Integrated MEP is now a multi-disciplined services provider.
It has specific design, engineering and installation know how with a number of dedicated divisions. The Company designs, installs, commissions and maintains HVAC systems including all aspects of state of the art environmental systems. We are familiar with, and are approved by, all major air conditioning, air handling equipment and boiler plant manufacturers.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Mechanical & Ventilation
MECHANICAL & VENTILATION:
Changes to the Building Regulations,which encompass heating systems and mechanical ventilation, have a significant impact on new building design and construction work on existing buildings.
Heating systems must comply with the new requirements as well as Part F (adequate ventilation for health) and Part J (air for combustion appliance).
Part L (& J) amendments require that:
• Where heating boilers need replacing, a new boiler must be fitted as if for a new building.
• All non-domestic boilers need to meet minimum full and part load equivalent efficiency requirements, whether fitted to new or existing properties.
In terms of air conditioning and mechanical ventilation, new performance standards apply to office environments and buildings where more than 200m2 floor area is served. Locating air-handling units in accordance with CIBSE/ASHRAE recommendations adds to the design challenge.
For clients dedicated to best practice, the new regulations require the provision of a Building Log Book enabling commissioning and servicing records for the heating plant to be maintained for continuing operational efficiency.
All of these changes have far reaching implications for building owners and managers. Integrated MEP recognises the challenge and harnesses its energy to meet the exacting requirements of all parties.
Capabilities range from system design and commissioning to site assembly and fault diagnosis.
The division supplies high efficiency boilers, control systems and air handling units, which provide intelligent solutions to the management of energy efficiency and the achievement of reduced plant operations costs.
Working independently or in conjunction with sister divisions within the group, Integrated MEP is all you need to know.
Heating & Cooling
HEATING & COOLING:
Integrated MEP specialises in the planning, design and specification of air conditioning plant and equipment with the aim of delivering significant cost savings to the client in line with ‘rethinking construction’ recommendations.
The services offered encompass design, commissioning, installation and on-going maintenance.
The division operates in two parts, each of which is devoted to a particular type of air conditioning;
SMALL WORKS deals with the installation and servicing of split-air conditioning units, which are primarily refrigerant-based.
MAJOR WORKS deals with the installation of chilled water-based systems.
The scope of work ranges from the installation of split units to complete four-port, three-speed fan coil units including distribution, pipe work, pumps, chillers and control systems. Whilst Integrated MEP works across business and industry, it is particularly experienced in the hotel and leisure sector. Completed projects range from the installation of both new and retrofit air conditioning systems. Typically, these will have been conventional four-pipe fan coil units heating two-pipe systems and water sourced heat pumps. Completed projects include the Marriott Hotels in Peterborough and Waltham Abbey, and the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester.
As a Whitbread partner of choice, Integrated MEP has been the driving force in two major initiatives. The first (Project Igloo) focused on improving of cooling and finding innovative ways to fast track installation, reduce costs and minimise disruption.
The second (Project Firefly) focused on the achievement of similar objectives in terms of fire protection. This partnership has resulted in the development and refinement of the installation of cooling systems in hotels. For example, the traditional approach of installing complete steel systems in valuable corridor space, together with manual valves in every room, made the balancing of water flows difficult and caused disruption to guests. The preferred Integrated MEP approach is to use high-quality plastic and multi-layer pipe to control the flow of water around the building (the use of automatic balancing valves removes the need for water balancing).
Where appropriate, Integrated MEP prefers to install manifolds to feed a number of rooms - the manifold is placed in the roof space, allowing all balancing and isolation activities to be accessed without invading the guest’s privacy.
Coolfire & Sprinklers
COOLFIRE & SPRINKLERS
Dedicated to the distribution and installation of complementary fire protection systems, in particular the patented COOLFIRE combined cooling and sprinkler system developed by Ultimate Comfort Systems in the U.S.A.
Integrated MEP holds the Global patent rights for this innovative HVAC system. Originally designed for the hotel environment, the system is proven to reduce air conditioning and sprinkler installation costs by up to 20%.
COOLFIRE features innovative maintenance-free evaporative cooler systems for high quality compressor-free heating and air conditioning for both new build (hotels, managed care facilities, office buildings, and apartment developments) and for retrofitting existing commercial and industrial buildings. The basic principle of the system is to use existing domestic hot water and fire sprinkler water line pipes as the delivery system to provide hot and chilled water to individual room fan coil units. Integrated MEP delivers a number of benefits for both owners and guests. As temperature and humidity settings are controlled by room thermostats (and because the system uses the property’s existing infrastructure) each area is provided with heating and air conditioning delivered quietly without noisy in-room air handling units.
The system is cost effective to install and lowers operating and maintenance costs. It is anticipated that revenue can be increased for the property with repeat business and higher room rates. It is estimated that the project payback on an incremental installation cost of the system from the energy savings typically would be less than three years.
The technology has received distinguished recognition in the energy field including a first place Commercial Buildings Award from the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Department of Energy’s “Tomorrow’s Energy Today” Award.
The technology was also recognised in the “Hospitality Facilities” category of the 2001 Energy User News Building Awards. The project being honoured saved over 54% in electrical consumption and 39% in natural gas consumption in its first year of operation. This was in comparison with the energy consumption of another building of the same size using through-the-wall position terminal air conditioners.
INTEGRATED MEP Will:
• Ensure cost-effective and safe use of electrical power. Electrical installations must fulfil wide ranging requirements set forth in national and international standards and regulations. Quality assurance and economic requirements are of key importance in this context. These framework conditions must be implemented and the risks and hazards involved in electricity minimised.
• Design and install electrical and mechanical systems.
• Our experience with project values ranging from £50k to in excess of £7m.
• We operate within the Hotel and Leisure, health, retail, education, industrial and commercial markets.
• Our services capability includes electrical installations, data and comms systems, CCTV, access control, fire fighting systems, emergency lighting, security systems and lighting protection.