Building’s impact Information Modeling or BIM procedures continues to be a turning point in the building industry’s history. Design workflows are changed by the coming of BIM technology, and the structure and MEP mechanical, engineering, plumbing industries have had to adapt themselves to emerging design process tendencies. Traditionally, construction engineers and architects have had documentation workflows and layout. Using BIM modeling has modified and incorporated these practices. In the MEP design Sector, the procedures of creating a 2D design from a MEP designer by the builder into a coordinated 3D model is finding recognition.  A majority of engineering work in structure follows data received from the architects’ design, for ceiling strategies for MEP design or example column grids for the design. Information, like construction geometry, is used as input cooling and heating load analysis. Results gathered from analysis are applied to the sizing of components like structural components, heating and cooling systems. Characteristics and the number of MEP distribution methods and joints are calculated to determine size connections and loads framing components, ductwork and piping.

In some cases might need to give up designed areas to add MEP components. At this time, while keeping the BIM for Architects systems, the design layout would need to be modified. MEP integration is allowed by the use of coordinated 3D models. A 3D workflow became a viable alternative. Models designed with CAD have specific benefits in the MEP design industry, like the following,


  • Studies show that 3D CAD tools improve the development cycle by 30 to 50percent
  • With a 3D model reduces non conformance problems by 30 to 40percent
  • 3D based design generates fewer inaccuracies

The use of 3D CAD models therefore save money and time and reduces mistakes. MEP design typically Involves a number of stakeholders responsible for the implementation of phases of building engineering. These stages consist of designing, planning, spatial maintenance, manufacture, installation and coordination. Teams involved in building services design typically include design engineers also referred to as the consultant engineers or building designers and MEP contractors. A fabricator, who produces ducts, pipes, electrical sprinklers or ladders with framework modules, may be included in the design procedure. The design engineer worked with the architect. In cases like this, the design engineer steers clear of the detailed spatial layout of the light, heating, cooling, etc. It was trade contractor, or the MEP contractor, who would fulfill setup and the layout requirements. The MEP contractor must create the adviser design.

There were some challenges with this workflow, for example,

  • Design information, MEP and architectural, had to be shared.
  • One engineer or team made MEP design and detailed by other ors.
  • Programs and schematics may present clashes or data.
  • Design changes may occur after designing finalization.

The Debut of BIM modeling provided a solution for all these challenges, as layouts were converted to 3D models and layout data became increasingly centralized and changes were advised to stakeholders at a quicker rate.