Robert Whetham Associates are Mechanical and Electrical Design Consultants. We work primarily within the education, healthcare, industrial and commercial sectors, as well as for the emergency services and railways.
Each of these sectors presents different challenges for Mechanical and Electrical Design Consultants. The mechanical and electrical services design, whether it’s for a new build or restoration project, is central to its construction and intended use.
When you consider the extent of mechanical and electrical services in a building or development, it’s easy to appreciate how central the role of the mechanical and electrical design consultant is. At a very basic level, the M&E design consultant is responsible for the location and function of the mechanical infrastructure, heating, ventilation, power supply, power distribution, telecoms, IT, control systems etc.
In education and healthcare, there is a heavy footfall and constant use of services. For healthcare it’s a 24/7 demand. The mechanical and electrical design consultant needs to prepare for all eventualities, so must fully understand the requirements and pressures on the building. Robert Whetham Associates are experts in these fields, so can offer the client valuable insight from previous experience.
Clients within the industrial and commercial sectors each have unique requirements. A mechanical and electrical design consultant might need to design the mechanical and electrical services for a large industrial unit, an office block, a high rise building, apartments, hospitality and many other types of building. These all have different specifications to adhere to. How designs are applied to renovations also presents different challenges to new builds.
In fire stations, the mechanical and electrical services need to handle the extraction of smoke and combustion generated in training sessions, while meeting environmental criteria and air quality standards. Robert Whetham Associates have the experience in this area to facilitate these requirements within safety guidelines.
In the railway industry, Robert Whetham Associates are one of very few M&E design consultants who are RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) accredited. This gives clients in the railway industry confidence in our supply and installation of mechanical and electrical services, knowing that our expertise has been endorsed by a trusted industry organisation.
For expert help and advice from time-served Mechanical and Electrical Design Consultants, please get in touch with the team at Robert Whetham.