BIM for MEP Engineers

In this course, we learn to develop relationship with subcontractors during Design Assist, and Fabrication Level Modeling.

Beginner
English
Course Length: 1.5 Hours

What you'll learn

  • 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

Course Description

BIM has been called many things: a paradigm shift, a disruptive innovation, 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 the 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.

Course Outline

BIM for MEP Engineers Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Introduction

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

  • 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.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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