Location: Austin, Texas
Services: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
Category: Restaurant
Area: 3000 sq. ft
Software: AutoCAD, HAP 5.11, COMcheck

3S MEP was tasked with providing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) design services for a 3,000 sq. ft. bar and pizza kitchen in Austin, Texas. Our focus was on ensuring optimal ventilation, lighting, and power distribution within the existing tenant space, with the aim of streamlining the construction process and minimizing the need for changes or modifications during construction.

The mechanical team meticulously crafted a contemporary HVAC system tailored to regulate temperature and ensure proper ventilation throughout the restaurant, enhancing the comfort of both employees and guests.

Furthermore, the integration of these Makeup Air and Exhaust systems with the overall HVAC design reflects a comprehensive approach to maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. Specifically, the exhaust hoods and make-up air units installed in the kitchen area have been strategically positioned to facilitate efficient airflow management.

An automatic fire suppression system, designed per U.L. 300 standards was designed to meet the code for commercial kitchens.

Special attention has been given to the design of the kitchen areas to prevent the escape of cooking odors and contaminants.

The plumbing design covered the essential needs of the facility, including domestic water supply and sanitary drainage, while meeting the client’s specific requirements. We also ensured compliance with local regulations for waste disposal by calculating the grease waste system for the restaurant service.

The Electrical team ensured proper lighting levels for different areas within the club and bar, such as the seating areas, and bar counter, while also creating a visually appealing ambiance. Energy-efficient lighting and equipment were implemented to reduce energy consumption and operational costs while maintaining a comfortable environment for patrons. Power was properly distributed to various equipment and appliances used in this project, such as refrigeration units, and lighting fixtures, to prevent overloading circuits. Emergency lighting and exit signs are installed in compliance with safety regulations to guide patrons to safety in case of an emergency.

Throughout the project, we faced the key challenge of balancing the provision of sufficient ventilation, lighting, and power for the entire facility. It was imperative to ensure these essential elements were adequately integrated without frequent design changes or modifications.