The acronym MEP became an integral word of a building project in Middle East Gulf region during year 2000. In the inception stage of MEP, there were involvement of only two engineering branches, Mechanical and Electrical, now it included electronics, instrumentation and communication. In some occasions, Mechatronics also partake in the project for smooth completion of the whole MEP works. Companies that carry out MEP works also known as Electro-Mechanical company which has multi-faceted technicians and engineers for effective design, coordination and execution of the works.
The value is a function of cost. Therefore, it can be increased either by improving the function or reducing cost. The maximum value is achieved when the function performs reliably at the lowest cost. A key principle of value engineering that basic functions be preserved and not reduced as a result of improvements in value. Thus Value Engineering (VE) is a systematic method to improve the "value" of goods, products or services through an examination of the function.
These procedures are applicable for site stores and shall be implemented along with procedures governing Main Stores and Branch Stores.
The site storekeeper reports to the Branch Stores Department /Main Stores Department through the Project Manager at site.
Electrical Engineers seldom show interest acquiring knowledge and experience on cable tray installations. Most of them think it's a concern of mechanical fabricators to be taken care of it. A proper and professional way of cable tray installation requires good involvement and coordination of people from both electrical and mechanical disciplines. If cable tray system has been installed appropriately in a project, following advantages can be counted:
- Cable Tray system enhances safety of electrical wiring system.
- Cable tray installation provides dependability in any circumstances.
- Cable Tray system saves space, materials, labor, time and cost.
- Maintenance and extension of cable tray installation are easier than any other wiring system.
Hence, electrical installation of a project must give high priority to adopt properly evaluated cable tray wiring system if aesthetic impact is low. This article explains how to make a typical method statement for cable tray or trunking installation for a building project.
It is essential that services and systems in a building construction contract work are provided to conform to the requirements of the customer, and that the activities be effected as economically as practical. The achievement of these objectives is facilitated by setting up working procedures and practices, which collectively provide a “Work Efficient”, yet controlled operating environment. It is the purpose of this Construction Quality Plan to give instruction to personnel, on the implementation of the company system such that the above objectives are accomplished. Documentation specific to the project will be provided to ensure full compliance with the particular requirements of the contract.
1. QUALITY PLAN PROCEDURES
The company standard procedures will be implemented for the project however should a situation arise where this may be detrimental to the project or where an improvement could be made to a standard procedure the Project Manager shall be notified. With agreement of the Quality Assurance Manager a project procedure may be established and thus added to the Quality plan.
The Contractor shall design, supply and install outlet plates, conduits, trunking, trays, wiring, junction boxes, distribution frames, patch panels, data rack, backbone cables, etc. necessary to form a complete structured system for voice and data cabling within the buildings. Cabling / wiring shall be provided for voice system from patch panel location to each voice/data outlet. Draw wires shall be provided in conduits for future data cabling / wiring by others (if applicable). The installation shall comply with the requirements of ANSI / EIA / TIA-568-1991 as appropriate as well as Local Telecom Authority.
Voice and data outlet plates shall be designed to accept industry standard RJ45 plugs.
The work included within this section is for the supply, connection, testing and commissioning of 13.8 KV switch gears, cables, package sub station and all the related accessories necessary for the proper operation of the system as shown and described on drawings, bill of quantity and herein.
The contractor shall coordinate with the other services (trades) involved in the project to insure that the foundation, are suitable for the equipment to be installed.
Fire Alarm System installation work covered by this section of the specifications includes the furnishing of all labor, equipment, materials, and performance of all operations in connection with the whole Fire Alarm System as shown on the drawings and as herein specified. The requirements of the conditions of the Contract, Supplementary Conditions and General Requirements apply to the work specified in this section.