If the structural framing resembles the 'backbone' of a construction, then the MEP networks and systems are the equivalent to the heart, lungs, arteries and nerves, that produce and distribute vital substances throughout the body of the building, keeping it alive and operable.more
When it comes to coordination of disciplines and trades, MEP networks and systems are the most demanding, time consuming and prone to human error.
This is themain reason why, incorporating MEP elements in a BI Model is an activity which arguably generates the most valuable outcomes, acting as a critical precaution to verify that when the design reaches the construction site, everything will fit, and no time consuming and budget inflating surprises will come up.
When the MEP designer of the team does not have the required BIM capabilities and experience, EB/Architects BIM Team will bridge this gap by modeling MEP Systems of any kind, however complicated they are, as they did in highly demanding projects. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is one of those projects, the first in Greece where BI Modeling of MEP elements has been executed in such an impressive scale and detailing.
EB/Architects’ BIM Team familiarity with international classification systems such as UniFormat, OmniClass and UniClass, as well as with equipment data information exchange protocols like COBie, is a guarantee for the valuable contribution of the MEP BI Model, in the overall process of a project, from the design to the Handover and the Operation-Maintenance phase.