Why Are MEP BIM Services So Important?

Key industrial revolution happens when technology changes the way a particular process is performed.

In the world of architectural engineering design, building information modeling has enabled a sea of change ever since it has been introduced.

MEP BIM Services 

Nowhere have the benefits been more pronounced than in mechanical, electrical and plumbing modeling. Today, most engineers and architects resort to MEP BIM services when it comes to seamless, collaborative and organized MEP design.

BIM has brought in a very collaborative atmosphere of modeling to MEP at a time when the need for such a tool was felt enormously.

But What Exactly do MEP BIM Services Perform? How are They Beneficial?

In order to answer this, we'll first have to understand that in architectural modeling, MEP involves a lot of complexity. To begin with, a high level of collaboration is required.

While individual modeling of mechanical, electrical and plumbing portions of the architectural design are easily done, it is hard to incorporate each by tying them together into a seamless unit. This collaboration often leads to clashes in the design, schedule and others.

Building Information Modeling solves this problem by providing great foresight on clashes, collaboration and scheduled development.

MEP BIM Services Include:

        • 2D and 3D drafting and modeling
        • Coordinated drawings and designs
        • Bill of materials
        • Schedules and time-management
        • Cost-effective processes (with cost-management)
        • 3D to 4D and finally to 5D BIM services

    Even though BIM is still in its nascent stage, several architectural designers and modelers have realized the potential it holds for fast, scheduled, exceptionally maintained modeling.

    Since modeling decides how well the execution of the project goes on, BIM has become an industry-favorite.

    Another part of BIM that has been termed as a popular feature that would raise its value is the ability to produce simulations right from within BIM software.

    While from an architectural viewpoint this might just be an embellishment to the overall feature-set of MEP BIM services, where it really matters is in terms of presentation and visual cues.

    MEP BIM Modeling Services present an excellent methodology to produce fantastic results faster, better and in a more organized way.


    BIM – Enabling Model Based Quantification & Estimation for Construction

    Quantification and estimation is the core process of all construction projects. An efficient building construction process is supported by developing workflows, methodologies and catalogs. Based on these, costs are forecasted during the early planning stages thus providing a significant boost to the work execution process.

    The Most Vital Steps to An Effective Quantification and Estimation Process For a Construction Project Are:

    a) effective management of design information and access to quantity information
    b) item & resource management.

    A Building Information Model is quantified using intuitive BIM software tools. Tools like Autodesk Navisworks contain a quantification workbook that can be used to create and keep a log of quantities within a model.

    Experts can breakdown structures and hence a macro and micro view of total item collection quantities and a detailed data view of individual elements both can be availed.

    BIM Enabled Model Based Approach v/s Conventional Paper Based Quantification

    The conventional paper based methods are boring, long and tedious. And yet there is no guarantee of accuracy. If there are any changes across the project, then reflecting them in your paper documentation becomes all the more frustrating, time consuming and is prone to a lot of errors.

    Whereas with the model based approach, management of changes becomes very easy and effective. Using BIM software, it is also extremely easy to manage the reporting of quantities by exporting the details into Microsoft excel. The details can be exported and handled at various levels of abstractions and hence managed well.

    As against the time consuming 2D documentation and the error prone manual counting of project elements and components in a traditional quantification method, the BIM 3D modeling based approach allows accurate collection of quantities and enables improved workflows.

    It also allows detailed understanding of project quantities and schedules right during the early project planning stages hence results in improved cost estimation and execution of a construction project.

    Another benefit of using 3D BIM Services is that the quantified elements can be viewed intuitively with color coding and by setting transparencies.  It is easy to identify changes in a 3D CAD model and experts can easily analyze whether these changes can be incorporated or rejected to perform a quantity take off process for new updated elements a-fresh.