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Technological investments key drivers for MEP sector in 2018

The MEP sector is based on engineering and technology, said Burak Kizilhan, CEO of Turkey-based AE Arma-Elektropanç

Burak Kizilhan, CEO of AE Arma-Elektropan.
Burak Kizilhan, CEO of AE Arma-Elektropan.

The MEP sector is based on engineering and technology, said Burak Kizilhan, CEO of  Turkey-based AE Arma-Elektropanç.

In an interview with MEP Middle East, Kizilhan said: “The new century is built on technology, and the new industrial revolution 4.0 is increasing the importance and shares of electromechanical services in the investments.

"Smart cities, smart homes, energy-efficient buildings, Internet of Things (IOTs) are just a few examples of where MEP services are being used widely. It is hard to follow the speed of the development of the technology.

"The material and equipment, the design methods, engineering solutions and the whole systems are changing in accordance with the technological developments. The companies have to adopt themselves to these new technological changes very fast. That also requires additional and continuous investments.

He added that the other main challenge that the MEP sector faces is competition. "Although MEP services require high-tech engineering and technology, there are many companies that provide cheap prices which is affecting the whole industry. The clients should be aware of the value added by good and experienced engineering companies and should have a different evaluating criteria while selecting the MEP companies,” he added. 

Kizilhan said that technological investments such as data centers, hospitals, high security buildings including airports, underground transportation systems and energy and industrial investments are the key drivers of the MEP sector today. 

To read Kizilhan's entire interview, check out #1302 of MEP Middle East, which will be out on the first week of February 2018.


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