BIM for MEP Modelling

Technics Group have a wide range of experience in laser scanning MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) equipment and producing fully parametric Revit models, showing service routes and sizes.

Using the latest technology, we can laser scan mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and produce building information models in Revit software. MEP equipment that we can model includes tanks, ducts, plants, pipes, cable trays, heating systems, machinery. The process works in stages, where firstly all the requirements are identified for the Scan to BIM including LOD (Level of Detail), then the plan is prepared on how to capture the MEP data in the most efficient and accurate way. After site visit and data capture the point cloud is then post-processed and registered in the office to finally be converted into fully parametric 3D model.

As with all of our services, close communication with our client is maintained during the duration of the project to help understand their needs and provide a bespoke 3D model that will address all project requirements.

Benefits of BIM for MEP Modelling

Our BIM models can communicate in real-time with multiple trades, through single project management system. All parties involved in the project are always up to date with developments and vital information is not overlooked due to miscommunication. This is particularly important for MEP engineers as they can use this information for clash detection and can therefore redesign electrical and plumbing components before construction has begun. Identifying potential problems like this prior to construction will save the project time and money.

Adam Bogus, BIM Manager at Technics added: “Scan to BIM for MEP equipment is vastly used in the construction industry as it saves a lot of time and cost of the project. It also provides a platform to see real-time changes and helps visualise the site resulting in increased efficiency. There is no doubt that scanning of the MEP equipment can be challenging especially in busy working site environments or above false ceiling. However, at Technics we have developed ways of overcoming many of these issues and can provide a reliable and accurate way of undertaking scanning process and converting the point cloud data to Revit or 3D AutoCad formats.”

BIM for MEP Project Examples

Hospital Laboratory : A Revit model highlighting below and above false ceiling MEP connectivity along with structural members of the building. This 3D Revit model enabled our client to study existing MEP placement and design additional equipment that will be installed on site in the future. Our model will help to identify and eliminate any MEP clashes at the design stage before the installation takes place.

Health Care Building : A Revit model highlighting the pipe tower, bridge and piping routes of this health care building. This 3D Revit model will help our client to analyse the existing area to enable design and installation of extra cooling towers along the existing pipe bridge.

Why choose Technics for your BIM projects?