EEI Infrastructure Renewal applies to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems that support the functionality of a facility.
Infrastructure Renewal (IR) starts with an assessment, transitions to planning, design (if required), construction (repairs/replacements/modifications/new), validation and use. The assessment starts with a step back from attending to immediate issues, intended to ‘see the forest, not just the trees’. Done properly, it expedites and improves planning, leads to better use of resources, and prioritizes activities. The result is higher performance and operating efficiency, even though it may take longer than most would like. There is seldom instant gratification, but there will be management pride when it does come together. Recognition for a job well done, with validated performance and system operating efficiency, may actually be more important than dollar savings alone.