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What Are Low Voltage Systems? [And Why Do You Need to Understand Them?] 

What Are Low Voltage Systems? [And Why Do You Need to Understand Them?]  A person is using a contactless card for an electronic access low voltage system

In the intricate world of building design and construction, the term “low voltage systems” frequently surfaces, often surrounded by a bit of ambiguity.   What exactly are these systems, and why are they crucial in modern buildings?   In this article, we share the fundamentals of low voltage systems, and help you better understand their […]

Success in Construction: The Role of Plumbing Engineering

Success in Construction: The Role of Plumbing Engineering A plumber is working on a pipe in a bathroom.

In the intricate world of construction, where every detail counts, plumbing engineering emerges as a crucial element ensuring the seamless operation of water systems in commercial and residential buildings.   When starting any construction project, the expertise of a plumbing engineer becomes indispensable. In this article, we share the importance of plumbing engineering, and what to […]

What to Consider When Selecting an MEP Engineering Firm 

What to Consider When Selecting an MEP Engineering Firm  A multimeter and other tools on top of blueprints.

MEP engineering plays a crucial role in the success of construction projects, making the choice of an engineering firm pivotal. The significance of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems cannot be overstated, as they form the backbone of any structure—ensuring functionality, efficiency, and sustainability. In the vast landscape of MEP engineering firms, selecting a reputable partner […]

Recent Changes to Florida Building Codes 

Recent Changes to Florida Building Codes  A man in orange gloves is working on electrical wiring.

Disclaimer: This article provides an overview of recent changes to the Florida Building Code, 8th Edition, in 2023. It is not legal advice, and professionals should thoroughly review code changes independently for specific applications.  Florida’s building codes form the backbone of structural safety and resilience in the state. To keep structures as safe as possible […]

Sanjay Patel Shares What Makes VP Engineering an Exceptional Place to Work

Sanjay Patel Shares What Makes VP Engineering an Exceptional Place to Work A group of people eating at an outdoor table.

Interview with Sanjay Patel, PE, Associate Principal With nearly two decades of engineering experience, Sanjay Patel has long been a leader at VP Engineering. As the firm’s Associate Principal, Sanjay oversees staff to ensure complex engineering projects exceed client expectations and are completed on time and within budget. Sanjay is also a professional engineer and […]

Get an Inside Look at VP Engineering’s Culture with Katie Cothern

Get an Inside Look at VP Engineering’s Culture with Katie Cothern A group of people posing for a photo in front of tall buildings.

Interview with Katie Cothern, Director of Operations Having worked at VP Engineering for 15+ years, Katie Cothern, Director of Operations, has a unique view on what makes VP an exceptional place to work, how the company has evolved, and future growth opportunities for the firm. Katie initially joined VP in 2008 as our Office Manager. […]

Fire Protection Systems: Protecting Your Greatest Investments

Fire Protection Systems: Protecting Your Greatest Investments A fire hydrant with a red light on it.

Fire sprinkler systems provide a critical element of safety for business owners. A fire in a commercial facility could result in devastating consequences from serious injury to the deaths of employees or customers. It could also damage or destroy merchandise, vital records, and costly equipment, ultimately placing a company at risk for going out of business. […]

VP Engineering Announces Zachary H. Joyce as Project Manager/Business Development Lead in Conjunction with New Office in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

VP Engineering Announces Zachary H. Joyce as Project Manager/Business Development Lead in Conjunction with New Office in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex A man with a beard smiling in front of a white wall.

VP Engineering is proud to announce the opening of a new Texas office in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This office will accommodate VP’s continued growth and help us maintain our core values of integrity, honesty, respect, professionalism and responsiveness to clients in Texas and beyond. Having a physical presence in Texas has long been a […]

VP Engineering Announces Sanjay Patel as new Associate Principal

VP Engineering Announces Sanjay Patel as new Associate Principal A smiling man in a white shirt.

VP Engineering, a top Charlotte-based MEP design firm, is celebrating Sanjay R. Patel’s recent promotion to Associate Principal. With 18 years of engineering experience, Sanjay has long been a leader at VP.  In this elevated leadership role, Sanjay will oversee staff to ensure complex engineering projects exceed client expectations and are completed on time and within budget. […]

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Heating and Cooling Systems

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Heating and Cooling Systems A person is adjusting the temperature on a smart thermostat for upgraded heating and cooling systems.

Many business owners feel overwhelmed by the plethora of options available when selecting commercial heating and cooling systems. VP Engineering can help make the decision easier, ultimately giving you the confidence to select the right system to meet your company’s heating and cooling needs and positively impact your bottom line. Initial HVAC System Information to […]