Newtecnic Environmental + MEP Engineering
Making MEP work
The key to successful environmental and MEP engineering is integration of all building data where nothing is hidden or out of sync.
Risk is reduced when all data is integrated, and the big picture, with all its myriad detail, becomes available to all.
Understanding environmental consequences
Effects that building have on air quality, water purity, public health and their environmental consequences can all be examined, monitored and regulated by implementing correct procedures.
How the proposed or existing building performs in terms of energy consumed during construction and in use over many decades.
Building configurations are optimised to not just reduce consumption but to generate maximum energy.
Newtecnic calculate reflected light levels at the earliest design stage and then minimizes glare through precision engineering.
Use nature to your advantage with a façade designed to channel air that help cool the building and reduce air-conditioning demand.
Heat transfer analysis
Knowing in advance of construction how a building and its individual components transfer heat and cold gives a vision of future performance that means potential flaws can be countered at an early stage with innovative design and engineering.
Daylight and shading design
Heat-gain caused by large glazed apertures is expensive to cool over the life of the building. A more sustainable option is to design for optimized light levels and carefully use shade to cool the building and enhance architectural beauty.
Moisture and condensation analysis
Know where and when buildings attract moisture before they are built so that design and engineering can overcome problems and adapt maintenance accordingly.
Thermal and visual comfort
Precise thermal and visual analysis lets you know what it’s going to feel like in the building before it’s built. Also, how much cooling or heating is needed across the seasons and how light levels will change throughout any day of the year.
Revealing and optimizing sound levels in advance makes for a more comfortable occupant experience through better data for space utilization decision making.
Sustainability consultancy to BREEAM/LEED
We know how to navigate the challenges and complexities of project certification for environmentally-conscious design from Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Make the most of today’s mechanical technology, and future proof buildings to capitalize on robot and drone developments.
Optimize equipment and cabling to reduce waste of space and resources. Easily check plans against as-built during construction to halt errors before they make an impact.
Public health engineering
Build and test water and waste engineering, fire suppression and drainage digitally, to deliver better considered and more sustainable real-world outcomes.
Fire, security and communications
Design, build and test systems so you know they’ll work from the early design stage.
Building Control Systems
Digitally simulate, monitor, control and manage the building’s mechanical and electrical systems for assured operations in the finished building.
Integrated passive design
By using ambient energy for passive heating and cooling, energy usage is minimized, and people are kept more comfortable.
Understanding a project’s environmental impact enables better sustainability strategies to be developed.
Understand, measure and achieve CO2 targets.
Insulation and thermal bridging
Comprehending a building’s thermal behaviour in great detail leads to highly efficient insulation that reduces running cost and makes efficient use of materials.
Newtecnic technology is compatible with all commercial BIM systems. This facilitates smooth communication and better-informed supply chain decision making through access to highly visual, timely and accurate 3D project data.
Whole life costs
A precise whole-life cost calculation lets you make better decisions now and in future.
It is crucial to understand a structure’s air permeability digitally before it is built, and to test design options at the earliest stage to ensure targets are achieved on completion.
Knowing the effects of pollution on a building over time, and calculating the pollution caused by buildings themselves, leads to responsible, sustainable operations throughout the whole project lifecycle.
Calculating a building’s energy performance in advance construction leads to better strategies and reduced lifecycle cost.
Plan for the future by incorporating data on expected climate conditions, over many decades, into the design.
Accurately calculate total energy consumed by production processes, from mining and processing to manufacturing, transport, delivery and assembly, for a true picture of building costs.
Make materials decisions based on physics and precise extended costs that include more than just the materials themselves.
Factoring in exact transportation costs leads to better more certain commercial and design decisions.
Recycling and waste management
Around 30% of global waste is produced by construction. It’s heavy, dirty and can be almost entirely avoided by careful and considered digital simulation and planning.
Planning for emergencies
All emergency types can be simulated to develop robust response strategies.
Ecology and conservation
A precise understanding of a development’s ecological role and impact lets it work with nature for more positive environmental and social outcomes.
Water preservation and cleanliness
Good engineering means using less water and discharging it cleaner.
Health and safety
Understand the issues and mitigate risk, through engineering, to create healthier, safer buildings.
Heating and ventilating
Specially developed algorithms that digitally simulate H&V, in advance of installation, operators and owners know exactly how the optimized building will perform.
Water, drainage and plumbing
Digitally optimized systems work better, last longer, use less energy and save resources over many years.
Air conditioning and refrigeration
Newtecnic engineers precisely calculate A/C demand to avoid over- or under-specifying plant and equipment.
Fire detection and engineering
A physics-based approach to fire detection produces safer buildings.
Simulation of optimized light levels throughout the building, provides an accurate and realistic vision of lighting options.
Ventilation and refrigeration
Newtecnic combines ventilation and cooling data. That produces predicable and controllable environments.
Harnessing solar, wind and biomass energy
Engineered solutions capitalize renewable energy options.
Energy supply - gas, electricity and renewable sources
When modelled in 3D, energy supplies, from any source, are simple to understand and control.
Newtecnic develops highly efficient future proofed power distribution solutions.
Electricity generating plant
Digital simulation of all energy sources, including standby generators, means the power will always be on.
Simulating lighting strikes digitally produces predicable physics-based protection.
Controls/building management systems
Monitor and control more than has ever been possible for reduced cost and risk coupled with increased efficiency throughout the building lifecycle.