In the MEP industry, the progression of the underlying M & E design into the coordinated models and drawing is highly critical from the perspective of the project’s success as it directly affects the project’s outcome, time and cost.
If you are wondering that how MEP challenges can be addressed, then, try using BIM for it.
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The MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) systems need to be perfectly integrated into a construction project in order to deliver a well designed, constructed and integrated building. But, efficient integration of MEP in a construction project is not easy and poses several challenges, for which an efficient process is required.
BIM can effectively address the MEP challenges while ensuring the construction project gets completed within the stipulated time and cost.
Various MEP Challenges For A Construction Project
Management of Airflow & Illumination and Their Coordination With The Aesthetics
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The actual challenge is not too clearly comprehend the electrical and mechanical components but ensuring detailed coordination among them. It needs steadfastness to determine how space would be acquired after the construction and how to adjust the air flow as well as the lightings. The biggest problem is that the receptacles, thermostats, light switches can interfere with the wall coverings as well as aesthetics.
Clashes Can Occur In the MEP Design
Coordinating the MEP disciplines during the construction is highly challenging. It’s very difficult to get these key areas in the sync with the rest of the project. Usually, the MEP design layouts run into several drafts because diverse spatial and the functional clashes (interferences) occur.
How MEP Address the MEP Challenges?
With BIM, the MEP layout and the building plan can be designed simultaneously. This simultaneous approach is completely opposite of the conventional approach, in which one has to change the MEP design if the layout of the building changes.
BIM also enables the underlying structural and MEP elements to be first incorporated into the building plan. The secondary elements related to MEP can be positioned around the core elements for optimizing the space. The technology and BIM tools facilitate effective collaboration and visualization between MEP, structural and the architectural components right fro the outset, so that they integrate seamlessly with one another.
There are many BIM tools such as Autodesk Revit 2017 which can coordinate and collaborate the designs prepared by different professionals and bring them together in an integrated format to efficiently accommodate the MEP layout.
BIM Enhances the MEP Coordination
BIM significantly enhances the MEP coordination, BIM effectively addresses a majority of the challenges which engineers often face during the construction design phase to enable smoother project delivery. The additional levels of collaboration and control can be achieved to streamline the different processes, while significantly reducing the coordination efforts and the requirement for rework.
BluEntCAD possesses a team of experienced and qualified BIM professionals who excel at managing the colossal construction projects. With years of experience, we have developed the expertise required to efficaciously handle the challenges posed by MEP in the construction projects and in delivering the BIM services. Our team is well aware of the various MEP nuances and how to address them.
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