Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors provides the complete design, build, and retrofit of mechanical systems for facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa. Our team of experienced engineers and designers, combined with the latest in 3D design technology, delivers sustainable, energy efficient and cost-effective mechanical systems.
Here at MMC, we understand the importance of a smart design. Smarter designs mean smarter builds. Projects are designed only once, ensuring no surprises during the construction phase. From the initial estimate to the final transfer of files, our engineering team is committed to bringing you the best proposal possible.
Our professional engineers and experienced designers coordinate to form a highly specialized team that completes the preconstruction phase of the project. The team works diligently in order to provide the customer with a seamless solution for the mechanical systems. Our design will stay within your budget and allow you a lower Total Cost of Ownership.
Even when the preconstruction phase moves into the construction phase, our engineers are committed to the project. They work together with the tradesmen and project managers to avoid future performance issues. We want to exceed your expectations and to do this we need to provide you with the ultimate mechanical systems solution.
Visualizing the complex mechanical systems inherent of a large commercial/industrial structure is not easy. VBS allows our clients to virtually walk through a building’s systems before any construction begins.
The preplanning stage of construction is imperative. After all, it’s much easier to move a 3-ton unit on screen than it is after installation. At MMC, we approach every project the same way; we research all the plans and details completely, going all the way down to the nuts and bolts of a structure. Team members become familiar with every aspect of the project prior to employing CAD-MEP software.
Once we have fully anticipated the building’s inner workings, the CAD-coordination process begins, identifying all disciplines, intended routes, and elevations. This information is evaluated and discussed at the CAD-coordination meetings with representation of each team involved. The routing ground work is laid out and the Virtual Building Systems modeling proceeds. As the CAD process unfolds, communication between teams is crucial. Every problem, every alternative, is considered in order to make the most sustainable, streamlined design possible. As part of our closeout process, we distribute electronic and hard-copies of 2D and 3D as-built drawings. These designs are incorporated with warranty, manuals, and bill of materials (BOM) in electronic and PDF format.
If you are looking to improve mechanical system efficiency, update an outdated system, or improve building comfort, you may want to consider a retrofit. At MMC, we work with clients to determine if a retrofit solution is right for your building. We walk you through every step of the retrofit process including design, build and installation.
MMC is committed to sustainable building solutions and practices. We have entered a new time in construction in which people want to know that the buildings in their communities are built with a positive impact on the environment, economy, and society in general.
Green-thinking begins with design and planning. The following aspects need to be properly integrated and balanced in order to achieve a certified sustainable building:
Sustainable structures need to optimize the practices of real-time operation. It’s important that these green-friendly buildings are comfortable and safe to live and/or work in without compromising the bottom line. MMC designs buildings that stick to your budget while having a positive impact on your community at all levels of construction and operation.
MMC has a staff of LEED accredited professionals who work on each building to ensure sustainability. When building this type of structure, the engineers need to consider the six basic aspects of green building: energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste and toxin reduction, raw material selection, indoor air quality, and sustainable development. Our design teams are committed to sustainable building solutions. Sustainable solutions impact a buildings’ entire life cycle from planning to decommission.
MMC believes in enhancing the quality of life in a sustainable manner. Green living and sustainable practices are encouraged through our “green initiative policy”. The program incentivizes employees for environmentally friendly behavior, such as purchasing energy conserving household lighting products, purchasing high gas mileage vehicles, conserving electricity and water consumption, or conducting home energy audits. MMC’s office also exemplifies our commitment to being more responsible with our energy consumption. The building was designed with energy efficient design practices. A portion of the office runs on a geothermal VRV system, which was the first system in the Upper Midwest of its kind. The office also utilizes water-conserving bathroom fixtures, sinks, and drinking fountains. Also added was an energy dashboard, which is displayed in the front lobby. This has been effective in giving us information about how much energy is being utilized in the building, which enables us to make smarter decisions about how we use energy.
If you are interested in learning more about our design, build or retrofit services, contact MMC today!