MPW Engineering, a leading mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering firm, serving clients throughout the U.S., announces the addition of their Eastern Region office. The new office is located in the Philadelphia area to support the growing demand for multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting services for grocery, retail, and hospitality clients. With consistent growth occurring in the MEP industry, and projected growth of 11 percent through 2016, MPW Engineering recognizes the business-friendly environment of Philadelphia, and is investing in the people and businesses.
“The Eastern U.S. is an area of amazing opportunities in retail and supermarket facilities design,” Scott Webb, Principal of MPW Engineering said. “The population density and motivation for reusing existing buildings drives specialized store design. A project in this part of the U.S. may require 2 to 3 times the amount of engineering investigation and design services compared to a new store built on an unimproved pad site.”
The systems used in restaurants and grocery facilities are energy intensive and in some cases are responsible for more than 80 percent of a commercial building’s energy costs. MPW Engineering provides expertise in reducing costs and creating an environmentally-responsible solution.
The Eastern Region office will provide increased availability and quicker response to projects and clients in the area, and will be supported by more than 50 engineers at the firm’s Tulsa, OK headquarters. The group will initially focus on serving retail and large grocery clients, but will expand services to restaurants, hospitality, banking, and government facilities. The firm is currently in the planning stages of a specialized three-level, water-cooled refrigeration system that will be installed in the Empire State Building.
Philadelphia is an increasingly important business center for large architecture and engineering firms because of its proximity to growing and rebuilding efforts in communities.
“Philadelphia is a great city and is centrally located in the area we want to serve with our Eastern Region office,” Webb said. “We will be adding staff and expertise in mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and refrigeration design and engineering services.”
MPW Engineering’s Eastern Region office will provide MEP engineering, fire protection engineering, architectural lighting, LEED certification, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other sustainable engineering services and technologies to help clients meet their sustainability initiatives successfully and more effectively.