What Are The Benefits Of Building Information Models For A Building’s Mechanical, Electrical, And Plumbing Design And Upkeep?
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the latest trends when it comes to putting up and erecting structures. Over the years, building services projects have benefited much from BIM as this helped engineers and owners meet government regulations, improve the many aspects of the building like the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP), collaboration between different disciplines, coordination with 3D building services, and more. Moreover, this is becoming a very important tool in the upkeep of the building’s many different systems, making it easy to see issues and resolve the same before it happens. But how does BIM simplify MEP design, construction, and upkeep?
Meeting Government Regulations
With the growing emphasis on safety and sustainability of buildings, Governments across the globe are very strict in ensuring that the many standards in building design, construction, and management are followed religiously. When you employ the use of BIMs to illustrate the building’s MEP, the government will be able to look into the details of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other systems, letting them determine if you have met all the requirements put in place by the governing body of the country. Such allows you to get permits, get various certificates from the authorities that ensure the compliance and safety of the structure. At many times compliance to the statutory standards and codes are critical for availing grants and public investments.
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing, as well as other systems have different concepts, rules, and issues. And so, the observance and implementation of the same are very important in ensuring that the right provisions and conditions are met to make MEPs seamlessly designed, constructed, and implemented. This way you can be sure that structural engineers, architects, MEP engineers, MEP consultants, cost estimators, contractors, and fabricators are all in the same boat. Such avoids possible rework and changes that will affect the delivery date and more importantly, integrity of the building.
Construct Easier, Faster
There are certain complex works like fabrication that can take time to complete. When you have a BIM on hand, contractors can pre-fabricate, making the same ready by the time you are about to use it. Moreover, you can use these BIM in the future, should repairs be deemed necessary in the failure of certain systems. This makes both the construction and the upkeep of the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems systematic, easier, and faster.
Building and maintaining the good condition of a structure and its many systems can be complicated, difficult, and may take time. Given the sensitivity of these works, it is nice to know that you have tools like a BIM that you can use anytime you see it fit. This way, you can speed up construction and make building management easier.
Verve Engineering is a team of passionate engineers who are committed to harvest technology associate with BIM for the AEC industry. The team has a rich experience of domain expertise and technical skills with latest tools and technology like Revit MEP. The various models of collaboration cover a vast range of project in terms of sizing and complexity. Verve’s team has collaborated with many architects and owners across the globe for critical MEP assignments