As contractors become more involved in the design process it becomes increasingly possible that mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firms and construction companies could join forces. Would this actually help the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry? More and more construction projects are using Revit software models, increasing the need for Design Assist and integrated project delivery (IPD) projects. These methods seem to produce more accurate Revit software models; however, there are always issues of responsibility and money. In this session we will discuss the future of the AEC industry as it relates to MEP engineering firms. Come prepared to discuss the future and how this could help or hurt our industry.
- Discuss how MEP engineers and contractors are currently working together
- Discuss how Revit software models are currently being used by contractors today
- Discuss the possibility of construction companies and MEP engineering firms joining together
- Discuss whether this could benefit or hurt the industry
As an AEC Consultant for 4D Technologies, Jason Boehning is passionate about helping organizations build a more productive workforce, simplify workflows, and standardize processes to achieve better outcomes. Jason is also the Building Content Manager for all building design and construction CADLearning products from 4D Technologies, driving BIM content and developing on-demand learning materials for Autodesk software, including Revit, BIM 360, and Dynamo. Jason has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. Since 2012, he has made a career of teaching building professionals how to use digital tools to increase productivity for sustainable design and construction. Jason speaks at events and conferences all around the world. He is a repeat, top-rated speaker at both BILT North America and Autodesk University. Jason is an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP Mechanical, and Revit MEP Electrical. He also served as an Autodesk Revit Mentor All-Star for Revit users.