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Communication is the key

Maintaining a building can be tricky at the best of times, but it is even harder if an engineer can’t reach a duct or an access hole hasn’t been installed. I personally would not be happy if I were told to write this article, only to find that my keyboard is one side of the office and my monitor on the other.

Maintaining a building can be tricky at the best of times, but it is even harder if an engineer can�t reach a duct or an access hole hasn�t been installed. I personally would not be happy if I were told to write this article, only to find that my keyboard is one side of the office and my monitor on the other.

That is why pre-planning is important; to ensure a good job can be done further down the line. Facilities management is a fast growing industry and it is looking to the MEP sector to help it out through early involvement, discussions and forward thinking to ensure a project is manageable when the handover date arrives.

Ultimately a well designed and maintained building is financially beneficial to all involved and a key part of achieving that is communication between MEP and facilities management professionals early in the design phase of a project. With pressure from both sides, it seems only a matter of time before developers and owners agree.

Peter Ward is the assistant editor of Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Middle East.

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