Mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) put together forms an important pillar in the building construction project.MEP elements, form an integral part of any building project, though with minute but extremely important in terms of energy and spatial requirements. The project moves forward only with the involvement of MEP at every stage.
With MEP discipline, holding such an important seat on building construction table, it becomes important for contractors to achieve an enhanced collaboration and organized schedule for carrying out activities during the construction phase. Engineers and contractors constantly strive to organize and plan a schedule that is economical in carrying out activities and causes minimum rework to increase efficiency.
It is no news that achieving the coordination in these activities is the biggest challenge faced by MEP professionals. However, by introduction of BIM, several software are accepted to get at par with what markets and large construction projects demand. Achieving better coordination of carrying out simultaneous activities, planning efficient construction schedule and clash detection and resolving them are some of the key features of BIM pertaining to MEP.
Autodesk’s Revit MEP is an incredible software enabling engineers to streamline their activities and create a 3D clash-free MEP layout across facilities of any size and complexity.
Information rich models go beyond the visualization realms, which upon rendering can be used to generate photorealistic images of the layout, delivering a clear-cut depiction of the MEP network.
Technology has evolved with time and so has the perception of professionals in the industry to harness it for achieving their goals. There is however still a big gap between MEP industry requirements and Revit MEP users. This can be narrowed down by imparting and developing skills, not just for using the software, but also about BIM and technical knowledge of all three disciplines involved in MEP.
To leverage the benefits of Revit MEP, the user has to be aware of all the key user interfaces.
Such aforementioned skills are a few of many skills that a Revit MEP user should possess in order to be able to compete with other professionals and be empowered to leverage the full scale benefits of the software. It drives an MEP process engineer towards practicality of the working environment of Revit and allows achieving a modern approach for collaborating activities between various disciplines.
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