MEP Engineering Ukraine was commissioned by Compass-Development for the full engineering design of the building 39,000 m2 from blank paper to the building commissioning from the Engineering Concept, Stage “Proekt”, State “Expertiza” approval to the Working design and construction monitoring.
Compass-Development is intended to develop high specification class A office building with the aim to create not just the office space to supply the market demand in the nearest future but also the target is to create the investment grade building as a competitive product for many years ahead to be attractive not just for local tenants but also for international Clients who can be either tenants of the certain space or even the buyers of the whole complex. That is why the Client has appointed the international team of architects, MEP, structural engineers, realtors, consultants etc to bring together the expertise from the countries which have the longer story of the successful office projects.
MEP engineers have prepared the proper Concept design to professionally describe the pluses and minuses of the different solutions to help the Client to make the educated decisions and we are glad to have the Client who pays his attention to engineering solutions and alternatives. And we strongly believe that approach to have the professional discussions between the Client and his MEP Consultant when they carefully listen to each other would bring the right solutions for the project success at the end.
The architects have managed to create the lovely building shape and facades which nicely correspond to the historical status of the Podol district. And the volume of the building it seems utilizes the site plot at the maximum efficiency. But these architectural efforts and real achievements do not help engineers who met the traditional problems for Kyiv centre unfortunately where there is not enough electrical and heating power available to supply these new nice but demanding complexes. And that is why it seems to be like always the Engineering team is considering carefully the possible options for the reduction of the peak consumptions and to avoid the inefficient use of utilities and to avoid the unnecessary/inadequate the reserves in capacities what is sometimes a bad practice of the inexperienced engineers.