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Engineering Team

The Engineering Team is formed of nine building services engineers, they are specialists in the following disciplines; mechanical, electrical, controls, energy, fire and security. There are five main strands to their work.  They provide an engineering technical advisory service, they develop technical standards by the way of the (BESPR’s - Building Engineering Services Particular Requirements) and are responsible for reviewing all project design reviews by way of the engineering review meeting process.  They also manage the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) the associated maintenance contract and all works that affect it. The annual operating budget is c £1.5m.

The core role of the Engineering Team is to develop and monitor the engineering strategies and standards for College projects. All designs, whether generated from within the College, or by external parties are required to be submitted to the Engineering Team for technical review.

The Engineering Team also provide the following services:

  • Building and engineering services particular requirements - Technical standards are published as BESPR's and are developed in consultation with the Directors of the Estates divisions. These are circulated to internal/external organisations.
  • Engineering Review Meetings - All construction projects are required to pass through an engineering services review. The Engineering team will attend to provide comment and advice on the design proposal to ensure the project meets College requirements.
  • Infrastructure strategy development - The Engineering Team develops infrastructre strategies to address the requirement for a reliable and robust services infrastructure for either individual buildings or a number of buildings. The Engineering Team takes an active lead in ensuring that quality and reliability is built into the initial installations and in their ability to be adequately safely maintained.
  • Technical Issues - Issues around the engineering services are referred to the Engineering Team. External consultants appointed by the College are encouraged as they progress their designs to discuss and agree technical issues with the Engineering Team.
  • Technical Advisor Group - The Engineering Manager is a Technical Adviser with respect to engineering services. The Technical Adviser Group comprises key professionals within the College who are required to be consulted on construction design proposals and the impact the project may have on the operation of the particular area of responsibility.

Engineering team frequently asked questions

Engineering FAQs

What are the Building Engineering Services Particular Requirements‌ (BESPRs)?

The BESPR are a set of mandatory requirements for building engineering services that set out Imperial’s minimum standards for compliance.

Where can the BESPRs be accessed?

Building Engineering Services Particular Requirements‌ The Building Engineering Services Particular Requirements‌ [PDF] are on the website at College standards.

Are there any other standards for Mechanical and Electrical services?

Mechanical and Electrical standards are available on the College standards page.

Where can I obtain drawings?

Is the Engineering Manager a Duty Holder?