Sunday, 29 May 2016

MEP Shop Drawings Services

MEP shop drawing service gives an edge to building and construction projects by giving accurate design and speeding up the entire design process. Shop drawings are basically technical drawings of pre-fabricated components like elevators, appliances, steel structures, windows etc. Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Shop drawings include HVAC, Electrical, plumbing and piping services. 

MEP coordination services have become an important element in today’s construction industry. These services help to visualize and plan the use of space effectively. It also helps the engineers on-site for better installation of MEP components which overall increases the building design and delivery process of the construction project. AutoCAD, Tekla structures, Microstation , Adobe Illustrators and Auto Desk revit are some of the software’s which are used to develop shop drawings.

MEP coordinated shop drawing services has become a necessity in the construction industries as it helps to predict the performance of building structures at an early stage by eliminating the errors associated with the designs. The main advantage of using MEP Shop drawing services is it provides an effective way of communication between architects and engineers. Any changes in design or drawings can be easily drafted and communicated to engineers through this process to avoid clashes in services and then can be implemented in the practical designs.

Mechanical shop drawings represent heating, ventilating and air-conditioning for construction projects. These drawings are based on floor plan and reflected ceiling. Piping shop drawings ensure coordination between services like sprinkler pipes as per drop ceiling levels and beam heights to avoid clashes. Electrical shop drawings include electrical wiring, cable trays, electrical power and lighting plans, electrical and distribution panel etc. Plumbing shop drawings services represent design and drafting of water and drainage system of the buildings.

MEPShop Drawing Services is a creative engineering with customized solutions for quality assurance for best output of the building and construction projects. It helps in saving time and efficiency of the projects.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Multi-user Mode – A valuable feature of Tekla

Typically, there are several people working at a time on a shop drawings and fabrication services project. That is the only way to accomplish a vast project in a reasonable timeline. Tekla provides the multi-user mode that proves to be extremely useful in such a scenario.

With it, multiple people concerning the project can contribute to the model simultaneously. With a singular model being worked on, everyone can be aware and in sync with the work each is doing. The hassle of merging everyone’s model to check progress and stay up-to-date is completely done away with.

There will not be duplicate models to be handled, saving storage space and relieving the trouble of tracking them. The site errors and confusions owing to there being several models to be used are reduced. There’s just one master model to be referred to. Erection plans, bolt and material lists, shop drawings, etc. are all generated from this one model. The model history can be collected. The work load of a vast project is effectively distributed among users.

With so many benefits, there are also certain aspects to be carefully dealt with. We may have several users working at the same time on the model stored in the server, however, it is possible for only one of them to save his work in the master model at a given time. It helps to resort to a numbering plan.

Conflicts while saving can be dodged by using Synchronize with master model tool. The numbering of sessions should be done suitably. Also, different areas should be allotted to different users, so that possible errors and conflicts with two or more users working in the same area do not occur. Thus, careful coordination is to be established to make the best use of multi-user mode, otherwise it could prove to be more of blight than boon! 

Thursday, 28 April 2016

3D Modeling to MEP BIM Coordination Services, 4D BIM, 5D BIM, 6D BIM… sky is the limit!

MEP BIM Coordination Services - We could call it as the staging of climax of BIM for construction! The coordination serves to bring together the design for viability. It integrates all the systems that make the building – Architectural, structural, mechanical HVAC, plumbing, electrical and fire fighting systems. It ascertains that the components are placed definitively without smashing into each other! 

Designing the architecture and planning the civil and structure for the design, and drafting the MEPF systems as suited is a certain task. To amalgamate them to function as a singular system is the objective here. As thorough as we can be in this stage, with multitude of components participating, to ensure absolute coordination is a little beyond possible. The final drawings to use for construction have to be clear-cut for an organized and smooth operation. Missed conflicts can lead to major setbacks in the construction in every respect. With BIM, we can make sure of the accuracy and excellence of the design before the real construction is undertaken. Thus we save on damages caused by them. 

We have sure worked with mere paper and pencil and accomplished some incredible buildings. With every advancement that we humans brought about, we have only made the tasks more productive, time and resource effective and more convenient and easier. It has also helped us be more imaginative and creative with our designs and make the implausible plausible. The technological progression paving the path to BIM has been the most revolutionizing development. The construction industry has experienced a tremendous impetus owing to it. BIM has proven to be a superlative tool, profiting every stakeholder involved. 

BIM enabled parametric 3D modeling, coordination, scheduling (4D), cost analysis (5D), energy analysis (6D) – a comprehensive support throughout the building life – it is difficult to predict what further the technology would beget. Sky is certainly the limit!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Scan To BIM - A Very Reliable Way of Renovating Old Buildings

It is quite clear that accurate drawings and precise geometrical information is utmost important for architects and engineers, when they have to carry out the renovation of old buildings. But in most of the cases, very limited building information remains available on the as-built buildings, which makes it tremendously difficult for construction professionals to execute renovation and refurbishment projects.

However, with the introduction of Scan to BIM Services in Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, the complexities of renovation projects are wining away. Scan to BIM is a process, wherein the old building is scanned at the first place and then the information obtained during the scanning processes is used for developing as-built models.

A brief note on the significance of scan to BIM

1.     Scan to BIM is the fastest way of obtaining as-built geometrical information.
2.     With the assistance of high-end laser scanners, the entire scanning process can be completed within few hours, which saves a lot of time.
3.     Powerful laser beams, which are directed towards the building from advanced laser scanners, can reach every possible section of the building. This makes it possible to collect extremely precise as-built geometrical information.
4.     After the accomplishment of laser scanning process, the point cloud data- which is obtained through laser beams  is immediately delivered to a service providing company, which deals with the development of intelligent BIM models.
5.     With the assistance of 3D  parametric Modeling software, high-end as-built models are created by building professionals from the laser scanned data.
6.     The most common software that is used in this process is Autodesk Revit.
7.     Revit can create extremely superior 3D parametric models for architecture, structure and MEP.
8.     These models can assist architects and engineers with accurate as-built multidisciplinary drawings.
9.     That means all types of construction drawings for architecture, structure and MEP systems can be conveniently extracted from as-built BIM models.
10.  In addition to that the rest of the dimensions which include 4D, 5D and 6D can be further added to 3D as-built BIM Models.
11.  All these new dimensions can provide even more concrete information (information related to time, materials, scheduling, and cost) about the existing building, which help in simplifying the renovation process further.

With the support of scan to BIM services, a large number of renovations, retrofit and refurbishment projects are executed by building professionals each day.

Monday, 19 October 2015

BIM Modeling: Advancement of a Brilliant Design System

Introduction of Building Information Modeling intensely transmute AEC industry. The contribution of structural engineer has been enhanced, by this new approach and also leads them to actively engage in the design formulation. Highly coherent process of BIM emancipates AEC professionals to execute construction procedure practically and ensure about unblemished design.

BIM results accurately peerless 3D models. The productivity of the project is augmented by every minor statistics data which is yield by BIM. Underneath are the advantages which BIM provides

Visualization: BIM has a breathtaking feature,which is visualization. It entitles professionals to manage the erection of entire building virtually and make them cognizant of every plausible contemporary fault which can be deciphered before actual construction begins. Other than this, BIM ensures the development of photo-realistic pictures which are highly captivating and are used in clientele layout.

Design: As it is limitless source of ingenious design so with the help of BIM, experts can precipitate new age designs. Perplexing design accuracy facilitated by BIM technology accord in its runway success.

Delivery:When we talk about meeting the time limits BIM plays a quite active role. It’s exceptionally prompt in terms of accomplishment of any project. The information which is dumped by professionals is effectively managed by BIM software.

Archive: Archiving or documentation is one distinctive edge of BIM. BIM software is accountable for the entire Statistic which is thrust in its system while preparing the design as it is saved by Revit BIM only. 

It assists throughout the building life cycle like at the time of renovation, extension or alteration.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

BIM Services has set the trend of Parametric Modeling

If the AEC industry has grown tremendously well today, that’s because a revolution has occurred some years back. That revolution is nothing but the Building Information modeling. It’s a process which has brought significant and intensely necessary enhancement for entire AEC industry. The pros of BIM are beyond calculations. To mention a few, let’s embrace ourselves a mighty feature BIM has got for the users.

BIM’s capacity to identify clashing points into the systems prior to the construction work is quite remarkable. This feature alone has contributed in saving sumptuous cost along with the time. Initially the construction process used to hinder a lot since they have to undergo from the repetitive rework after building got construct. That intricate issue has been solved by BIM the moment it is lunched for the every user.

Apart from cost effective work delivery, the accuracy is an incredible trait which BIM has carried all the time since it introduced. The models which get developed in BIM systems, sport tremendous accuracy. Earlier the errors used to occur very rapidly, those occurrences have completely eliminated by Building Information Technology.

The drawings which are extracted from BIM models are known as coordinated drawings which reflect the design technicalities very precisely and the same is utilized across all the disciplines in AEC industry which are Architectural, Structural and MEP.

The runaway success of BIM MEP Services is also lies in its captivating presentability. This software system is equally vital for non-professional stakeholders as well. It comes handy when there is a requirement to present  the building models in front of those non technical stakeholders. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Revit: What are those tools which are important for developing parametric families and models?

In the worldwide Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, Revit technicians or BIM modelers use Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP for the development of parametric families and 3D, 4D, 5D and 6D parametric models.  When it comes to the advanced features and tools which are required for executing parametric BuildingInformation Modeling Services, there is hardly any software which can compete with Revit. 

Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP are specifically designed by American software manufacturer Autodesk for developing parametric building components and models. The concept of parametric families and 3D parametric models brought huge revolutions in design development as their modification and improvement is very easy. 

Let’s focus on the tools which are contained in Revit for a class development of parametric families and models.  Revit family editor is the most important Revit tool which is needed by technicians for the creation of parametric families.  With the support of this Revit tool, technicians and modelers can develop two different kinds of Revit families for different building disciplines such as architecture, structure and MEP. The two different kinds of families which are created in family editor tool of Revit are standard loadable families and in-place families.  Since loadable families and in-place families are required for all the building disciplines, that the reason Autodesk has included family editor in all the Revit disciplines. 

Now let’s focus on those Revit tools which are essentials for the development of parametric models for architecture, structure and MEP.  For developing parametric models, design and construction professionals first have to develop loadable families and in-place families.  All these families are later on uploaded in conceptual design environment of Revit so that conceptual design for different building disciplines can be created. 

For extensive detailing, the design created in conceptual design environment is then uploaded in project environment.  In this way detailed parametric models can be quickly developed in Revit.