BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING [BIM] is used for Detailed Design, Structural Analysis, Human Analysis, Solar Analysis, Clash Detection & Resolution, Quantity Take-Offs, Logistics Planning, 4D Construction Simulation, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, Procurement, Facilities Management, Marketing, etc. It is widely used in projects of Residential, Commercial, Hospitals, Hotels, Offices, Resorts, Retail, Education, Data Centre(s), Bridges, Highways, Rails, etc.
MEP systems and BIM
MEP engineers should have access to accurate design information to enable the planning of MEP systems layout, as complex configurations, particularly in congested spaces, can prove very difficult to plan during the design stage.
Using building information modelling (BIM), MEP engineers are able to access critical design data while contributing to a building process that can be more efficient, result in fewer problems on site, and produce the optimum system design
Everything You Need to Know | Importance & Benefits
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) coordination service is the harmonization of all the building services with other disciplines that form the building fabric, structure and external envelope (steel, concrete, etc.). The building services include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
An MEP team comprises of an MEP consultant, an MEP contractor, trade-specific MEP and firefighting subcontractors, fabricators, installation, and maintenance specialis.
The MEP consultants prepare the 2D MEP coordinated drawings and pass them on to the MEP contractor. The MEP contractor is responsible for the installations and fabrication. This means that it’s the role of the contractor to do the detailing, fabrication, spatial coordination and installation on the 2D drawings. This is what brings about the challenge necessitating the need for MEP coordination services.
In most cases, though the MEP consultant’s drawings have no clashes, the MEP consultant will have to change the designs to some extent so that they can befit his requirements as far as ease of fabrication, lagging, insulation allowance and installation efficiency is concerned. Some of the changes that the contractor is likely to make include, duct resizing, pipework rerouting, splitting of the electrical ladder, change of equipment, etc.
The 3D virtual model offers the following benefits:
The need for the MEP contractor to redraw the consultant’s design drawings affects the project deadlines and schedules negatively which ultimately affects the budget. With MEP coordination services, there is increased integration of the various members of the MEP team.
MEP coordination work is also presented in a 3D environment for all the disciplines.
BIM ensures that the team members address all spatial issues before the final model is created. BIM prevents delays and disputes at site since it helps prove the working of all the services beforehand and provides an easy means of communication as the 3D model that can be easily walked through for demo.
3 Ways MEP Coordination Services Will Save You Time & Money
Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing (MEP) coordination services integrate each team’s design to address any conflicts during the constructability review process. Design conflicts avoided or eliminated early in the project positively impact the overall project and greatly reduces project cost. Outlined below are 3 ways early coordination of design teams will save projects a great deal of time and money.
Reduce project rework and material waste
The first way to save money is to reduce the time and material spent correcting mistakes. Using our MEP BIM modeling drawing conflicts removed early on decrease the amount of project rework. Minimizing waste and improving project build efficiency is a sure way to make happy customers.
Offer more competitive bids.
Using more accurate MEP drawings and detailed models, your team will have the advantage of easy review and reliable for project execution also save the overall project manpower costs and speedy work in good industry installation manner.
Streamline the build process
Using virtual project planning and 3D modeling to reduce delays in project completion and streamline the build process. Streamline with the use of weekly design review meetings to address conflicts early on to save both time and money.
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RAKESH MEHTASENIOR MANAGER
We highly appreciate the experts opinion at M3B for one of our scan to BIM project. The entire project was a success and we strongly recommend M3B services in the market.
ADVIK ROYPROJECT MANAGER
Based on strong technical background and good knowledge of construction practices, we appointed M3B to implement and oversee information transfer from design offices to contractors on field and vice versa. As value added services (VAS), M3B successfully managed to communicate design changes and well informed installations. We highly recommend their BIM services.
JAYANT AGGARWALVP PROJECTS
“We were looking to work with a reliable HVAC installations company and M3B were recommended to us by a mutual acquaintance. Following initial discussions and site meetings we agreed terms and they commenced the project. M3B have proved themselves to be extremely reliable and professional. The installation was completed within the agreed timescale and the handover and training with the end user on this new system was conducted with the same professionalism.