BIM helps us understand how our systems fit within the building. Its holistic approach toward design enables the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing team to be involved from the beginning of the process and helps us impact early design decisions such as orientation, massing, and fenestration—features that have a huge impact on the building’s mechanical and electrical systems design and ultimately its performance.
What if you could?
- Be more competitive
- Control costs and do more with less
- Compete for projects that feature BIM workflows, but use CAD
- Collaborate more effectively with project team members
- Coordinate design data in different file formats
- Gain a competitive edge with high-end visualizations and walkthroughs
- Improve constructability and reduce rework costs
Industry Challenges Bring Opportunities
Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineers are facing unprecedented challenges in today’s building industry. National and global economic pressures are forging an increasingly competitive environment. Current business models are under pressure as contractual structures evolve. The industry is moving from traditional design, bid, build delivery methods to new approaches such as integrated project delivery (IPD)—changing the nature of project collaboration and demanding tighter coordination and cooperation across extended teams. These shifting contractual structures and the continuing evolution of business relationships is a challenge MEP firms must embrace to win more work.
are also challenged by the increasing demand for sustainable design and clients’ expectations for green compliance. Sustainable design has moved from “desired” to “required” as more green mandates emerge, placing increased pressure on engineers to meet and exceed targets set by project stakeholders. Job site challenges due to lack of skilled labor, increased owner demands for cost cutting, safety concerns during construction, and demand for prefabrication are on the rise as well.
Engineering firms today must find ways to cut project costs and do more with less. Saddled with intense competition and already-thin profit margins, firms need key differentiators that can win them new business
BIM for MEP Engineering
With engineering firms re-evaluating how to win new work, there has never been a better time for you to promote yourselves as a BIM-ready firm. The transition from computer-aided design (CAD) to Building Information Modeling (BIM) has shifted design practices in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Many architectural and engineering firms have already recognized the benefits of BIM and adopted BIM workflows and solutions. Owners, contractors, and fabricators are also realizing the value that BIM creates. In fact, half of owners1 in the U.S. report that better overall project outcomes are a significant benefit of BIM.
BIM awareness and adoption is increasing around the world. In recent surveys, more than one-third of Western European2 and almost half of North American3 industry participants reported the adoption of BIM. As MEP engineers become keenly aware of BIM benefits, it is expected that adoption will increase steadily over the next few years.
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