What is MEP BIM?
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Building Information Modelling (BIM) services are critical engineering services for any construction project. Under these categories, there are many types of services involved – CCTV, lighting, power, drainage, irrigation, water supply, air conditioning, mechanical ventilation and many more. These services must be accurately planned and coordinated to ensure that projects get completed as per specification, within time, budget and without obstacles.
What are the Benefits of MEP BIM?
As we know, there are many different types of services in a building. Hence, building services have to work together and be coordinated well to ensure that the building functions well together and serves its purpose to its occupants. For this to happen, all the services that exist in a building need to be well-coordinated and it is very difficult to achieve it purely using 2D drawing plans due to its complexity. MEP 3D BIM modelling with proper coordination provide effective synchronization between all the individual parts of a building.
By adopting BIM in 3D MEP modelling, construction professionals can visualize, coordinate, resolve clashes and run the services virtually prior to real-life construction. This, in turn, will allow them to fabricate and carry out installations more quickly and accurately during the construction stage with minimal or zero errors.
What are some examples of MEP BIM Services?
Some of the MEP BIM services include:
- 3D Modelling of MEP Elements
- Creation of Custom HVAC & MEP Families or Objects
- Generation of Schedules for Pipes, Fittings etc.
- Detail Drawings
- Schematic Drawings
- Drawing Documentations for Submissions
- Coordination among MEP trades
- Clash Detection
- Shop Drawings
- Fabrication Drawings