Modelling

Modelling

Here at Kinetic Engineers, our experienced engineers are trained to utilise a wide range of CAD programmes to model and simulate projects accurately. Our staff use the following software packages during the M&E design process:

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is the industry’s go to software when it comes to producing drawings.

 AutoCAD allows our engineers to fully co-ordinate the required mechanical and electrical services with the architect’s building layout and can be used to easily highlight any issues that may arise. All drawings issued by Kinetic Engineers are produced using AutoCAD.

Hevacomp

Bentley Hevacomp is a versatile software used by both our mechanical and electrical engineers.

Hevacomp’s Design Database provides a platform from which 3D building models can be produced and heat losses/gains calculated. This data allows our team to determine radiator or AC sizes for each room depending upon the project.

The Netsys pipe and duct sizing tool compiles the data from the fittings required in a project and automatically calculates the appropriate pipe/duct size, which can then be taken forwards into our AutoCAD drawings and schematics.

By inputting the circuit layouts and conditions to Hevacomp Connect, our electrical engineers use Hevacomp to determine cable sizes. We have access to both the 17th and 18th editions of the IET Wiring Regulations.

IES VE

Like Hevacomp, IES Virtual Environment is also a thermal modelling software. It too is used by our mechanical engineers to run heat loss and gain calculations, as well as determine any overheating periods as defined by CIBSE TM52 and TM59.

Should any issues be found, both Hevacomp and IES allow our engineers to easily trial possible solutions to the problem so that we can recommend the best course of action to our clients.

Passivhaus

The Passivhaus (“Passive House”) standard, aimed at minimising the CO2 emissions produced by homes, is a concept quickly becoming more and more popular around the world.

 Low air leakage, thick insulation and strategically placed shading are all used in Passivhaus design to minimise the fuel-powered heating and cooling requirements of a home. Here at Kinetic Engineers, we can confirm whether or not a building meets Passivhaus certification standards. You can read more on our Passivhaus experience here.

Dialux

Dialux is utilised by our electrical team to calculate the lighting requirements for buildings. Dialux also generates 3D models of each room, allowing our engineers to ensure that luminaire positions meet the standards set out in each project.

With all of the simulation software listed above, Kinetic Engineers can provide full M&E calculation packages for review and approval by our clients.

Our Services

At Kinetic Engineers, we provide a range of services applicable to MEP Consultancy. We take pride in every project and we treat every project as unique. 

Thermal Modelling

CAD Services