In the construction, property services and facilities management industry, ‘M&E’ stands for ‘mechanical and electrical’, or ‘mechanical and electrical systems’.

It’s often used interchangeably with the term ‘building services’. M&E systems, or building services, are assets, or installations within a property that serve a specific purpose, whether that be for functionality, safety, efficiency or comfort.

Whilst mechanical and electrical facilities are split into two types of systems, they often work in cooperation with one another, with many crossing over between system types. They both require specialist installation, servicing and maintenance, certification and compliance.