One aspect of MEP design is the ability to analyse an older building to determine if preservation and restoration are a better answer compared to new construction. This is a multi-benefit avenue for a project. For one, it continues the heritage and history of a location. Here in the Middle East and across all of our project sites there is a deep history that informs our architectural, interior, and MEP designs.
Secondly, it is often more environmentally friendly to restore rather than rebuild. Through demolition and new construction there are many efforts to reduce waste and recycle materials, but taking that effort out of the equation and revitalising older buildings result in a more positive environmental impact. Increasing the longevity of existing buildings is a sustainable activity that results in a huge saving in energy and materials when compared to new construction.