For any construction project, from residential houses to industrial factories, Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) system is an indispensable part, the “key” for the factory to come into operation.
The factory’s M&E system and the reason for carefully selecting the contractor
The M&E contractor is responsible for the water supply and drainage systems, the electrical cabinet system of the factory, the ladder system, the electric cable, the lighting system, the camera, the air conditioner , the fire fighting protection system, etc. Factory works in particular and construction works in general, without the M&E system cannot be put into operation, in other words, the Mechanical and Electrical system (the M&E system) is the “key” for every project.
The M&E system of an industrial factory needs to be carefully designed and constructed in accordance with technical standards. Because this item directly affects the safety of the factory, and also affects the productivity of the production line. Selecting an M&E contractor is not an easy task, investors need to consider many criteria, both the reputation and the construction quality of the contractor.
Criteria for M&E contractor selection
Each project will have an M&E system with different requirements. Reputable contractor is an experienced contractor, knowledgeable about M&E systems of many types of factories, able to advise optimal solutions for investors, from system design solutions to power supply solutions, water supply solutions,… so as to save the most investment costs, safe to operate, and convenient to repair.
Proposing innovative solutions
In recent factory construction trends, smart factory trends, “green” factors, environmental friendliness, and energy saving are always on top. Capturing customer tastes and development trends, offering innovative solutions in M&E construction, saving a lot of costs for investors and ensuring safe production operation… are the factors that investors should consider when choosing contractors.
Always be ready for contingency plans
When the factory comes into operation, mechanical and electrical risks are possible. The most common is the case of sudden power failure, mechanical system malfunction, the damage of air conditioning system, or more serious is the cases of electrical equipment short-circuit, fire, etc. Right from the design stage, the M&E contractor had to carefully calculate the risks and always be ready for contingency plans, minimize risks, ensure the safety of employees and production activities of the factory.
Always ensure labor safety
Safety is one of the most important criteria when evaluating an M&E system: safety in construction, safety in operation.
Reputable and responsible contractors will always comply with safety principles, fully equipped for the workers with protective clothing, helmets, gloves, safety belts when working on high floors,… That’s not only shown the professional of the contractor, but also shows whether the quality of the M&E works after handover and put into operation is safe and secure.
Terms of warranty and maintenance
Warranty of M&E works is the contractor’s commitment to the responsibility within a certain period of time, to remedy and repair the damage and defects that may occur during the operation and use of the factory. The warranty and maintenance period of the work is counted from the handing over of the construction project, the investors accepted and put into use.
Warranty and maintenance terms are one of the factors that guarantee the quality of an M&E project. The longer the warranty period, the better the quality of the work that the contractor has committed.