The initial spend to engage an engineer can be significant, but it is an upfront cost that you will recoup many times over. Here is a list of Service Consultants you will mostly come across:
- Mechanical Engineer – responsible for the design and documentation of air conditioning services including exhaust and any other specific extraction and cooling and heating systems.
- Fire Engineer – responsible for the design and documentation of the fire services to the specific project and includes fixed fire sprinkler system, detection systems, extinguishers, suppressant gases and any other form of fire control.
- Electrical Engineer - responsible for the design and documentation of all the electrical services for the specific project including lighting, power points, switchboard services and any specific project-related energy requirements. Data cabling could also fall under the electrical engineer’s scope.
- Access Consultants - responsible for the design and documentation of specific access, and in particular are experts on disability access codes.
Service consultants are a worthwhile investment. They will ensure you comply with complex rules and regulations.