MEP plays a critical part in fischer’s business, according to Jayanta Mukherjee, managing director at fischer.
Mukherjee was talking at the firm’s annual media meet held on 16 January 2019. Mukherjee said: “We cannot survive in this market without air-conditioning and filtering systems. MEP has been a very critical part of our business. Also, we look at only major infrastructure projects. We don’t go down to level 2 or level 3 projects. These infrastructure projects talk about safety and quality, and they require a lot of design.” fischer’s major projects include the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Railway Metro projects. “We work with the biggest consultants and contractors in the region,” Mukherjee said.
In June 2019, the firm plans to introduce products catering to the oil and gas sector, Mukherjee also said at the event.
Talking about expansion plans, Mukherjee said: “We have a plan where we will expand farther into the region. But we believe in taking one step at a time. We have just taken over the East African countries and there is a lot of potential there. We are exploring some other countries like Botswana and Uganda.”
fisher is also going big on Building Information Modeling (BIM). In a conversation with Eng. Mostafa Elhosseiny, engineering manager at fischer, he says that they approach contractors by sending their engineers to see how they can be supported through BIM. “We check the contractors’ MEP BIM drawings and we give them required the support. I have seen projects here where BIM is mandatory for example in EXPO 2020 and Metro projects.”
Elhosseiny said that some contractors in the region are still wary of using BIM in its entirety. “I noticed that there are some projects where contractors use BIM as well as traditional methods like 2d Autocad. I can see that they don’t understand BIM. It's not easy to change that mindset.”