M&E consultancy services provided with BIM, which consisted of Main Lab & Offices Areas - 100% fresh air, variable air volume, central air handling unit VAV units and local reheat coils and run around coil heat recovery c/w full direct injections team humidification. As the project was one of the first modular built laboratory in Ireland, detailed coordination and collaboration had to occur. The ceiling voids were 500mm maximum, and pinch points due to lower structural beams meant that we had to overcome this issue as a team. As each client has their own standards, MSD were no different, but the level of standards were very detailed.
The building was energy efficient utilised the central utilities connection from the main plant room, optimises a VAV system and achieved LEED Silver.
Metec ensured that BIM was used for the project in order to coordinate all services within a 500mm Ceiling Void. We also undertook regular Hazardous and Operability (HAZOPs) review to ensure all plant could be safely installed and maintained.
Metec created a strategy for the plant that all plant, was located in the plant room, and individual ductwork ran to each room. This was to ensure the ceiling void of 500mm was workable, and all maintenance kept away from the rooms i.e. an engineer can access and maintain the system whilst the lab rooms are still operational. Metec undertook desktop training to fully understand the clients’ standards and QA procedures.