Engineering Project Greatness: The 5 P’s of Tritech

March 2, 2023 Published by Tritech Engineering

At Tritech, our mission is to deliver complex engineering projects that deliver on building optimisation. We do this while, at the same time, building strong relationships with our clients and forging solid working partnerships with design team members and real estate professionals.

What keeps this two-pronged mission on course are our five guiding principles: the 5 P’s. Every facet, every moving part of every engineering project has to adhere to the 5 P’s.

  • People

  • Process

  • Performance

  • Partnering

  • Prevention

But how do we do this? And what benefits does it bring? How do these guiding principles keep our mission on track? Well, let’s look at the answers through the lens of Staycity Aparthotels Little Mary Street, a complex engineering project we completed in 2022 that had more than its fair share of challenges.

The Importance of People in Engineering Projects: Tritech’s Perspective

People are the most important part of our business. Without the trust and respect of our clients, our partners, and most importantly, our staff, we could not do what we do so well.

Choosing the right team to work with greatly improves the outcome of a project. We can’t choose our clients, but we couldn’t have chosen a better one in Staycity. They had an exciting ambition to develop a state-of-the-art 340-bed aparthotel in a restricted north inner city centre site; an ambition we wanted to help them realise. And in BAM, John Fleming Architects, and Axis Engineering, we had partners with a mutual understanding of what needed to be achieved.

Tritech’s Proven Process for Engineering Projects

Tritech has a clearly mapped out methodology when it comes to our process:

  1. Workshop: Identify and research a need
  2. Imagine: Develop possible solutions
  3. Plan: Build a 3D model
  4. Create: Test and evaluate
  5. Improve: Modify and retesting the solution

Our role on this project was the design and build of the combined M&E package. With each room requiring its own kitchen, the design, which was tested and evaluated with our partners comprehensively, included the building having its own 10Kv MV transformer. Our M&E solution provided for services which would include emergency & general lighting, external lighting, standby generator, data, fire detection, CCTV, access control, intruder alarm, electric car charging, local heat recovery ventilation, central gas fired hot water generation and more.

Our iterative process really came into its own, given that a huge challenge lay in the small footprint of the building, which gave us limited space to work with.

Optimizing Building Efficiency with Tritech’s Performance Principle

This principle is focused on optimising building efficiency. This is about making a development both economically sustainable and environmentally friendly, ensuring that its design will make for reductions in water, energy and carbon emissions. Tritech’s solution for this Staycity project was designed with the EU Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) in mind.

Partnering with Tritech: Sourcing the Best Products for Engineering Projects

For us, this principle means sourcing the best products and designing an incredible experience for the people who will ultimately inhabit the building. Given that this particular building was to be one thousands of people would call home for a time, the design and the choice of products focused on quality and comfort. We partnered closely with Axis Engineering on all aspects here, from plant and pipe sizing to acoustic performance, to ensure the ultimate delivery of a variation cost neutral product in compliance with the client’s brand standards.

Prevention in Engineering Projects: Tritech’s Approach for Getting It Right

This is all about getting things right and is the result of careful planning and collaboration. The way Tritech design and implementation teams approach the engineering, management, and regulation of building services achieves our goals without causing major disruption. With the city centre location on this project, offsite manufacturing was the focus. The logistics of project deliveries and crane requirements had to be carefully planned and coordinated well in advance. Nowhere did the importance of this particular principle in our 5 P’s become more apparent than in the project timeframe – which spanned the COVID-19 pandemic and overcoming the challenges of social distancing, absences, stop-start works and supply chain disruptions.


If you would like to know more about how we work, and how our 5 P’s approach could add an extra dimension to your next project, get in touch with the team at Tritech today.