TECH ONSHORE MEP-PREFABRICATORS
Since 2018, we have led the industry in developing ways to optimize onsite productivity through off-site design, construction and fabrication technologies and processes . Off-site construction simply means fabricating Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) system components & Modules in our workshop and delivering them to the job site for safe, efficient, high quality and accurate assembly.
Our off-site distribution racks are designed using state of the art 3D BIM technology to configure ceiling spaces and utility risers into off-site assemblies. Our skid-mounting equipment assemblies allow for off-site fabrication of compact and sometimes congested mechanical and electrical equipment rooms. These skids are typically mounted complete with inertia bases, controls and devices.
PREFABRICATED MEP MODULES
Prefabrication in MEP systems is the practice of manufacturing / assembling components of building services in a factory or other manufacturing site and transporting complete assemblies of MEP components or sub-assemblies to the relevant construction site. These assemblies are often known as MEP modules or prefabricated MEP modules.
TYPES OF PRE-FABRICATED MEP MODULES
• Corridor Horizontal modules
• Vertical Riser modules
• AHU & FCU modules
• Underfloor service modules
• Tunnel modules
• Apartment/ Residential modules
• Chiller plant room modules comprising pump modules and associated M&E Services
A horizontal ceiling module should aim to include most, if not all, of MEP services components in the ceiling.
Components that can be included are :
• Chilled water supply and return pipes
• Condensate drain pipe
• Sanitary drains
• Medical gas systems
• Electrical, extra low voltage cabling with trunking, tray or cable ladders (typically, cables are inserted only after installation of modules on site to minimise cable jointing)
• Air-conditioning / mechanical ventilation ductwork
• Light fixtures
VERTICAL RISER MODULE
A vertical riser module comprises of vertical riser ducts and pipes. The vertical services in each riser module can be installed horizontally at ground level in the factory and can be installed prior to, and independently of , the erection of riser shaft block walls. Also, riser modules can be lowered into the riser shaft through designated openings in the top floor. Therefore, lifting lungs and brackets should be incorporated in the vertical riser module design.
MEP PREFABRICATION PROCESS
BENEFITS OF PREFABRICATION
Overall reduction in schedule – M&E works starts simultaneously with the civil works, in the off-site factory
Fully coordinated and pre-engineered solutions – 100% BIM Implementation
Mass production – Modules are standardized and manufactured at offsite factory
Less worker traffic on site – the services are installed in off-site factory
Less weather dependency – offsite factory with overhead crane provision
Greater schedule certainty – due to BIM and Off-site manufacturing
Improved predictability - less risk
Safer work environment – working at height is kept to minimum
Improvement in quality and productivity – better control over the deliverables in factory setup
Ceiling space utilization – better utilization of the ceiling spaces for M&E services.
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