MEP

Airflow is BIM Ready

Leading ventilation solutions manufacturer, Airflow Developments Ltd, is now BIM Level 2 ready. BIM (Building Information Modelling) was a natural progression for the company to further improve collaboration with installers, given the Government’s aim for all centrally procured construction projects to be delivered using BIM by 2016. BIM offers the opportunity to reduce costs and improve delivery of projects by allowing a virtual model to be created before real installation begins. Airflow is able to supply the actual components in a format that can be placed in the virtual building, meeting with BIM level compliance, which is a requirement of the Government’s BIM Strategy Paper. – See more at:       

BIM Lawsuit Offers Cautionary Tale

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A lawsuit over construction of a life-sciences building at a major university stands as the first known claim related to the use of building information modeling by an architect. Furthermore, the claim and its settlement serve as a cautionary tale to others using BIM, says the insurer. “The creators of BIM claim its use reduces risk, and indeed it can—like any other tool, if it is used right,” says Randy Lewis, vice president of loss prevention and client education at the Denver office of XL Insurance, which provides professional liability insurance to licensed design professionals. “If you don’t use BIM correctly, you can get into trouble.” For the life-sciences building, the architect and its mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineer used BIM to fit […]

Constructability Reviews/Virtual Construction Services

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MEP Precision Detailers partners with Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and independent pre-construction firms to aid in their constructability review process.  Our  goal is to provide the MEP portion of the Constructability Review. Our group members have over a 100 years experience in building, biding, and project managing MEP systems.  MEP Precision Detailers has the experience to perform constructability reviews that will drastically decrease the occurrence and amount of change orders on your project.  We provide, but are not limited to, the following services: Confirm the intent of plans and specifications will allow bidders to prepare accurate bids Access limitations of equipment Compatibility of materials Coordination of trades Project scheduling and sequencing Project cost estimating Value engineering LOD 300 or above […]

Knowledge and reasoning for MEP coordination

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This is your new blog post. Click here and start typing, or drag in elements from the top bar. The coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems is a major challenge for complex buildings and industrial plants. The process involves locating equipment and routing connecting elements for each building system. This multidiscipline effort is time-consuming and expensive and requires knowledge regarding each system over the project life cycle. Current practice requires representatives from each MEP trade to work together to identify and resolve interferences. Effective MEP coordination requires recalling and integrating knowledge regarding design, construction, operations, and maintenance of each MEP system.