MEP engineering is the science and art of planning, designing and managing the MEP systems of a building. An MEP design company specializes in those skills. Also known as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering consulting firms, they are important across all stages of the construction process. They assist with decision making, cost estimation, construction administration, documentation, building management, and building maintenance.

MEP systems are a building’s central nervous system. MEP systems are responsible for the “creature comfort” features of a structure. They make a building livable, healthy, and pleasant, no matter if it is a single-story home, a 50-story skyscraper, or a 300-rack data center.

Without well-designed solutions from an MEP firm like Bowman, Foster & Associates, buildings are caves. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers turn a building’s interior into the cozy, healthy, spaces we all know and enjoy.


Mechanical engineering focuses both on creating healthy and comfortable indoor environments for people, as well as on the generation and distribution of energy. From cooling/heating coil and fan selections, to air distribution techniques and building pressurization, we utilize modern practices to present quality designs.


We conceptualize and develop safe, reliable, and effective electrical systems, with flexibility for growth and change – systems that sustainably support the life and usefulness of buildings into the future. Including lighting, distribution, studies and arc flash, emergency power, sustainability and energy saving, telecom, and security.


Plumbing design addresses one of today’s finite commodities— water. Experienced in the investigation and comparative analysis of plumbing design scenarios, BFA’s engineers know the importance of water conservation and water treatment options to reduce depletion and increase preservation.  


Sustainable design systems incorporate alternative energy and conservation technologies to improve our environment and reduce waste. We routinely perform Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and energy modeling to evaluate ways to meet certification for LEED, Green Globes, WELL, and more.


For architects, contractors, and building owners, an MEP consulting firm provides peace of mind. We help ensure that your project maximizes performance, minimizes cost, and provides long-term value–devising systems that properly integrate with a building’s architecture and desired performance.



Our portfolio includes projects in several market sectors in over 30 states and 6 countries.  With this domestic and international geographic diversity we have gained exposure to a wide variety of building codes, loading conditions, and climatic considerations.  This experience translates into increased creativity, flexibility, and technical expertise for your project.

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