A NEW JOINT VENTURE OFFERING MODULAR MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING (MEP) SOLUTIONS LOOKS SET TO FILL A CRITICAL GAP IN THE OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR.
EVO-MEP was co-founded by Simon Waldren of Apex Wiring Solutions, Neil Wypior of Prefab MEP and Peter Turnbull of P2C Engineering, and is positioned as a specialist in MEP, working with architects and other building providers on initial design stage considerations for modular systems.
Apex brings to the joint venture an end-to-end wiring solution built on electrical modular wiring technology: fully designed and factory fabricated building wiring systems, pre-wired switchboards, power and lighting pre-wired sub-circuits and pre-terminated accessories. Prefab MEP brings experience and industry know-how for factory fabricated MEP service risers, modules and wall systems, and P2C Engineering brings with it an electrical design service and consultancy for the infrastructure and commercial construction sectors.
EVO-MEP’s suite of products includes prefab and modular MEP services in risers, integrated corridor modules, prefabricated plant rooms, pre-engineered bathrooms and serviced headwall systems.
“We provide these and modular wiring as finished products that are all manufactured directly and through strategic partners in Australia and New Zealand,” Waldren told Built Offsite. “Streamlined integration with the building fabric is the driver for how our products are designed.”
“EVO-MEP was specifically targeted at filling a gap in the market for critical MEP expertise with a clear emphasis on early engagement,” Neil Wypior added.
“What this means is that services can be designed from the initial concept stage for the building to best fit the needs of the client and be designed-manufactured and integrated with a modular approach,” said Waldren. “We are working with clients from the very beginning to engage and provide the solution to their challenges. The outcomes we’re facilitating are fit-for-purpose buildings and services, low maintenance systems, life cycle beneficial systems, higher quality, easier installations, shorter programs and positive labour impacts on site.”
While technology, in particular design software, had achieved strong uptake in the construction industry, he said tech-led advances in building techniques had been slow moving due to the absence of integrated thinking offered by a combined services solution.
“We believe this business has momentum but more than that, we believe there is logic and sense in doing all of this for the benefit of the wider construction industry.”
“Our offering changes the opportunity and deliverables in the industry from first principles,” said Peter Turnbull. “Full design upfront for buildings and controlled and monitored through the entire process, with the added capability of manufacturing the MEP services offsite ready for site and fully integrated.”
The next level in EVO-MEP’s offering is large scale offsite fabrication and manufacturing with Australia wide facilities.■