M&E Consultant Meaning in Construction

It is common if you live in Malaysia that you frequently visit the shopping complex.

While visiting the shopping complex, if you tilt your head upwards, you will notice lights, sprinklers, cable trays and pipes running through the building.

The engineers responsible for designing these complex systems in buildings are known as M&E Consultants.



What is M&E Consultant in Construction?

M&E is the abbreviation for Mechanical & Electrical. The role of the M&E consultant is to plan, design and manage a building’s M&E systems.

In other countries such as Finland and Spain, the discipline is known as MEP. MEP is the abbreviation for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. However in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, the discipline is known as Building Services Engineering.

M&E consultant, in addition to M&E engineer, plays an important role in the building sector, particularly in Kuala Lumpur. The M&E consultant assists with the preliminary study, design and inspection, and monitoring of the engineering works. In addition, the M&E consultant is in charge of the designated design team for the approved schemes’ detailed design for tender and submission purposes. To ensure the building’s safety, they must coordinate their efforts.

For more information on the role of M&E in construction, read our blog post where we will explore the depths of various disciplines: What is MEP in Construction?


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