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