BIM has been called many things: a paradigm shift, a disruptive innovation, and a new market segment. The fundamental similarity in all of these classifications is that BIM has changed the way the construction industry does business. These changes can be felt in the largest of scopes to the most granular of activities. In BIM 130 – BIM for MEP Engineers, we stated that most BIM projects follow the same paths, while at the same time each BIM project tends to be unique within that path. In this course, we will focus on how BIM as a paradigm shift has impacted MEP Engineering firms.
By the end of this course, you will be able to identify owner types with whom the engineer can develop Collaborative BIM relationships, identify how the integration of calculations can complicate the use of design intent models as reusable Record Models, describe an engineer’s developing relationship with subcontractors during Design Assist, and define Fabrication Level Modeling as well as how it is different than design intent modeling.
The BIM Savvy Engineer
Educating the Owner
Working with the Subcontractor
Model Development Minimums of Design Intent Models
The Design Intent Mode
Calculations and Fabrications
Reconciliation and Record Models
Engineers and Data
Conclusion for MEP Engineer
About the Author
Megan Johnson is an AIA registered architect and avid academic who is the BIM Director for an architecture firm in Virginia. She has trained thousands of individuals to use Revit in a BIM-savvy manner over the past ten years. She has spoken internationally and has been published several times in publications like the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences.