Know the role of BIM modeling for MEP
Global construction practices have experienced major changes over the past few years, with the arrival of BIM as a major factor. Building Information Modeling, known as BIM Modelling, is a process that involves creating 3D models, which allows designers and engineers to make accurate construction scheduling, estimate costs, and intelligently adapt to design changes. An accurate building information model and precision building design were created from the beginning, which benefited all stakeholders in the construction process, especially MEP designers (mechanics, electricity and plumbing). The MEP designer (M&E) designs the MEP service, while the MEP contractor is then responsible for spatial coordination, detailed design, fabrication, and installation. Although BIM encourages effective processes for MEP (M&E) design services, there are several risks involved. We see how this risk can be reduced.
However, the success of any project that employs BIM Modelling depends mainly on factors including the wealth of information embedded in the 3D model, the level of openness in sharing data and standards of collaboration between disciplines, and the level of mutual trust among all professionals involved. If carefully planned and implemented, the BIM model not only represents important building elements in detail; Valuable information regarding spatial coordination, geographical location, take-off quantity, material requirements, schedule, and project costs can be extracted when needed.
In essence, the well-planned BIM model accurately represents the entire project design life cycle. Although preparing and implementing a BIM strategy requires a large investment of time, money and effort, the benefits are diverse and long-term. Employing BIM Modelling can not only help in more effective design and construction but also offer the benefits of prefabrication and facility management.
With the help of BIM Modelling, a detailed view of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems is possible which will improve the overall quality of the project and the ability to communicate design intentions.