Mechanical Building Services

BVi is continually expanding its mechanical engineering services to include the most recent advances and the best technology available.

It seeks to understand each project’s special needs and to provide the most appropriate design, be it for modern system upgrades or for new construction. BVi is involved in each step from the beginning to the end of a project, with extensive experience in  government and private sectors.

From the conceptualisation of an idea to the end-product – BVi provides a complete and dynamic service, operating in a multitude of environments.  Green building principles and sustainable designs are the base of our designs. The department has three green building professionals registered with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).


Expertise: Building Industry

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) which includes small mechanical ventilation systems, DX split and VFR, air-cooled and water-cooled chilled water systems
  • Refrigeration
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Wet services, which include sustainable rainwater harvesting
  • Rational fire assessment and design
  • Fire protection
  • Lifts and escalators
  • Sustainable designs include sophisticated BMS fully automated systems that can incorporate automated windows. Several rainwater and recycled water systems have been designed and successfully commissioned by this department
  • Diesel generators
  • LPG
  • Medical gas

Expertise: Mining/Industrial Industry

  • Compressed air used for tools
  • Nitrogen installation for inflating 56” tyres
  • Petrochemical installations
    • Diesel and petrol Installations
    • Lubrication
    • Water installations
  • Rational fire designs
  • Water installations
    • Municipal water supply lines
    • Dewatering – Taking water from  boreholes to point of use
    • Fire water installation
    • Municipal water supply lines
    • Potable water (water for human consumption)
    • Process water (plant applications)
    • Wash bays for haul trucks
    • Water purification

Project Experience

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Government facilities
  • Health facilities
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Residential
  • Retail

Key Clients

  • Petrol service stations
  • City of Cape Town
  • Unisa
  • Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA)
  • Transnet
  • Prasa