CEO Message

It is my pleasure to take this opportunity to introduce the Building Services engineering whose capital and Installation costs of Building Services in modern Buildings can take up 50% of the total construction budget. In addition to above for highly Serviced Buildings such as Sports Centers this figure can easily exceed 75%. The Services can also take up 15% of a Building’s volume; therefore Building Services cannot be ignored.

Imagine yourself in the most fabulous building in the world. Now take away the lighting, heating or cooling and ventilation, the lifts and escalators, acoustics, plumbing, power supply and energy management systems, the security and safety systems and you are left with a cold or hot (depending on geographically location) dark, uninhabitable shell. Everything inside a building which makes it safe and comfortable to be in comes under the title of 'Building Services'. A building must do what it was designed to, do not just provide shelter but also be an environment where people can live, work and achieve.

Building services are what makes a building come to life. They include:

  • Energy supply - gas , electricity and renewable sources
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Water, drainage and plumbing
  • Natural and artificial lighting, and building facades
  • Escalators and lifts
  • Ventilation and refrigeration
  • Communication lines, telephones and IT networks
  • Security and Alarm systems
  • Fire detection and protection

In every place that you see these services, building services engineers have designed, installed and maintain them in working order. Imagine the air filtration systems you'd need in a forensic laboratory. The heating & cooling controls in a special care baby unit. How to control bacteria and humidity in an operating theatre? What about security systems at the most sensitive areas. This is everyday work for a building services engineer.


Engr. Mohammed Saghir Khan

CEng.,B.Sc,M.Sc.,MEI.,MCIBSE.,MNFPA