Where Mechanical Engineering Fits into Construction

Mar 30, 2023 | Blog, Mechanical Engineering

Are you ready for the upcoming build season? With winter well underway, countless developers are waiting for the freeze to begin to thaw so they can break ground and start construction. Whether you have a quick tilt-up you’re hoping to sneak in before the end of spring (contact us now to make sure you don’t fall behind) or are already thinking ahead for 2024 and beyond, KD Mechanical Consultants is here to help! With decades of commercial and municipal engineering experience, our team knows how important it is to have the right knowledge on your side before, during, and even after construction.

Below, we’ll take a closer look at the inner workings of mechanical engineering and why it is integral to any build. Read on to learn more!

Why Mechanical Engineers Matters

Despite playing one of the biggest roles in pulling your overall build together, mechanical components are often one of the least actively observed parts of your final product…at least if implemented properly! While industrial complexes that rely on a heavy amount of mechanical components to conduct operations will likely have visible elements (generators, conveyors, etc.), every building relies on at least some form of mechanical engineering to integrate the systems we often take for granted. From ensuring your electrical/power systems have the right foundation to be integrated to managing the systems that help protect your building’s envelope and creating a safe internal environment, mechanical engineers have an incredibly broad scope that they consult on every project.

Key areas of mechanical engineering for construction include:

  • Handling the design and implementation of HVAC equipment in conjunction with structural and civil engineering teams.
  • Overseeing piping installation and assessing the quality of joints through the job site.
  • Ensuring that all project designs and blueprints match the specific needs of your building, are up to code, and are ready to perform optimally upon completion.
  • Ensuring all supplies and equipment used on site are up to industry standards and more (this is particularly vital for retrofitting and renovations as well).

In partnership with the Krahn Group of Companies (more on KGC below!) KD Mechanical Consulting is proud to offer Canadians in Edmonton, Vancouver and across the nation access to mechanical consulting services you can trust. We specialize in developing and maintaining HVAC systems, plumbing design and implementation, fire protection system design, Energy Modelling (BEM), building evaluations and more. Our team remains committed to providing exceptional results, transparent communication, and an overall development process as straightforward as possible.

Why Choose KGC and KD Mechanical

As we mentioned above, mechanical engineering is a discipline that is carefully woven into all parts of your build. This means that several different disciplines routinely interact with mechanical consultants to produce the best results. The Krahn Group of Companies knows that integrating multiple consultants can often lead to confusion and delays, and so, backed by over 35 years of industry-leading experience, KGC combines all of your standard construction engineering needs under one roof. With civil, mechanical, structural, landscape design, project management and more all integrated under he same project heads, you can enjoy peace of mind and superior results designed to last.

Learn more about the benefits of working with KD Mechanical Consultants and the Krahn Group by contacting us now!