Recently several new working systems like BIM 3D modeling, 4D BIM for construction scheduling, implementation of constructible models for cost estimation, sustainably, lean construction as well as 7D BIM for facility management, have emerged out for AEC industries which boost up the digital progressions.
BIM mainly focuses on three sectors like Architectural, structural and MEP and the professionals associated with these segments can get unlimited advantages with BIM application.
As compared to architectural and structural field, MEP is considered more complicated and is vital for successful completion of any project. MEP field comprises several professionals which range from MEP consultants, fabricators, MEP installation and maintenance experts and mechanical – electrical-plumbing- fire safety – trade specific sub-contractors.
MEP design and installation experts always look for technologically developed processes to shift from decade old 2D MEP drafting & drawing to superiorly coordinated constructible models.
With constructible models for MEP, information based models can be applied in noteworthy and large scale projects over the globe to synchronize, design and set up mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in a well organized way.
In order to successfully complete a construction project, there should not be any conflict with the MEP design delivered to MEP contractors. 3D BIM constructible models are vital here. MEP BIM can be demonstrated in the identical way it will be shown in post construction in a 3D virtual environment. With the powerful visualization capability, all types of conflicts can be detected & resolved efficiently.
The MEP designer and the contractor can mutually work together successfully to evaluate the MEP systems in better detail and make use of both designer and contractor level modifications like rerouting pipe work, resizing ducts, finalizing bolt locations, and executing design modifications for smooth fabrication and fitting efficiency in the initial design phase prior to completion of project in reality.
This MEP BIM coordination will certainly resolve all the issues and build up a well-synchronized MEP design. It will minimize the necessities for project based improvisation & reconstruction and also liabilities, as well as effectuate significant cost and time efficiency to the project.
Besides, encrypting 3D model with perfect dimensional data and for conflict resolution and mitigation, the objects are also encrypted with diversified aspects which range from energy performance data, component materials and finishes and cost information.
So, the constructible 3D models become essential in design and setting up sustainable MEP system. It also facilitates precise cost estimation that leads to minimizing the possibilities for budget failure and accomplishment of incomplete projects.
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