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How BIM Is Creating Scope Overlap For The MEP Design Industry

As the M&E industry around the world continues to focus on the process of planning and coordinating construction work based on 3D parametric models, the question arises again about who does what between contractors and consultants. One of the challenges in the modern construction service industry is the effective control of the BIM model between the MEP consultant and the MEP contractor.

BIM offers many benefits including better collaboration among stakeholders, improved design execution, fewer problems with on-site construction, and cost-efficiency. However, implementing BIM Revit interior design via requires the successful management of the definition and delivery of scope. However, BIM can create scope for overlaps (and therefore costs and project delays) between consultants, contractors, and other downstream actors.

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In a traditional 2D project data system, the MEP contractor is responsible for coordinating services and collision detection. It overlays 2D images of each service (HVAC, electrical, and piping) and performs detailed coordination exercises – usually using 3D tools or BIM tools. The end result is a spatially coordinated model which can then be used to create installation drawings and then assembled/assembled.

The traditional approach (2D drawing) does not require the project consultant to think about constructive and spatial coordination. However, for the BIM process, the BIM MEP consultant must create a meaningless 3D MEP model prior to creating a 2D drawing for use by the contractor. More importantly, however, the consultant’s MEP model is not always coordinated because of service deployment or cost-effectiveness for the MEP contractor.