Building services engineering is a professional engineering discipline that aims to have a safe and comfortable environment and at the same time minimizing the hazardous environment impact of a building.
What are building services?
Building services design is also known as mechanical and electrical engineering, technical building services, architectural engineering, building engineering. Building services is the term widely known in the Commonwealth countries. In the United States, the study is known as building systems engineering.
The engineers who offer building services are responsible for the design, installation, operation, functioning, monitoring of all the technical services in building. These services include mechanical, electrical and public health services. This is done in order to ensure safe, comfortable and environmental friendly functioning of the building. The construction professionals such as architects, structural engineers are told to work keeping in mind to maintain a sustainable, clean environment. Mechanical and electrical building engineers influence the design of the building and the indoor environment.
The mechanical and electrical building service design engineers play a very crucial role in the designing and operation of buildings, especially those that are energy-driven buildings like passive houses, greenhouses, and zero-energy buildings. These engineers work in direction of creating a low-carbon society so that they could lessen global warming. They work for ensuring cost-effective, sustainable design and maintenance of energy emitting elements in buildings.
They use the equipments and materials that are involved with heating, air conditioners, plumbing, lighting, escalators and lifts, refrigerator, telephone and internet networks, security and sensor system, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering. They work with supplies that use renewable sources.
Electrical building services
Electrical building services is known at electrical engineering is mainly concerned with the study, design and application of equipments and systems that use electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. After the innovation and commercialization of the electronic devices such as telegraph, telephone, power generators, electrical engineering emerged as an occupation in the 19th century.
Electrical engineering is also widely divided into a wide range of aspects such as computers, power, telecommunications, radio-frequency, instrumentation, and electronics. Mechanical system of building device includes pluming, heaters, ventilation, air-conditioning, elevators and escalators. These equipments are demanded in any building. The use of blowers, compressors, water coolers, boilers, generators is on the rise.
Skilled engineers help the building to design electric circuits and plants. They work on huge power equipments as well as they also work in small hardware companies. These include designing, manufacturing and running power plants, electric motors, computers, automobiles, aircrafts, space shuttles and many different kinds of engines.
Mechanical building services
Mechanical building services, also known as mechanical engineering. It is the discipline that includes physics, engineering mathematics, sciences, and principles to design, analyze, manufacture and maintain mechanical standards.
Mechanical engineers do research, design, develop and create mechanical and thermal devices. The mechanical engineers typically analyze the problems faced by the thermal and mechanical devices and give solutions. They develop and test the prototypes of devices they make. They check the manufacturing process for the device. The mechanical services comprise heating, water, wastes and fire protection services.