The construction industry has been moving towards the adoption of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) where most of the work is done off-site in a controlled manufacturing environment, and are then transported and assembled on site. With more prefabrication, manpower and time needed to construct buildings are reduced, worksites are safer and more conducive, and there is less impact on the surrounding environment.
Prefabricated Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) modules is one of the game-changing technologies that can significantly improve productivity. It adopts the DfMA concept where components in MEP services and equipment are integrated into a sub-assembly off-site, for easy installation on site.
This guidebook helps developers, consultants, builders, subcontractors and MEP prefabricators have a better understanding on prefabricated MEP modules, its benefits and good industry practices on such systems.
Specialists Trade Alliance of Singapore (STAS) in collaboration with Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have developed the Prefabricated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems Guidebook - Version 2. It was officially launched during BCA-STAS Industry Sharing on Prefabricated MEP System Webinar held on 17th Feb 2022.
This joint collaboration is the first ever in the construction industry explaining and describing the importance of Prefabricated Mechanical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems to help developers, consultants, builders, subcontractors and MEP prefabricators have a better understanding of prefabricated MEP modules, its benefits and good industry practices on such systems.
BCA has already launched the Prefab MEP Guidebook - Version 1. The MEP guidebook serves to provide simple and practical guidance to practitioners on how prefabricated MEP systems could be designed, fabricated and installed to achieve its functional requirements and high workmanship standards. Good practices such as upfront planning, procurement and maintenance will be covered in the guidebook. The MEP GIP guidebook also features projects that adopted prefabricated MEP systems overseas.