With ever-changing contract requirements in our industry, we are required to adapt and change the way we deliver our projects. We require a seamless transition from MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design models to construction models. What are the challenges encountered and what solutions can be found by the design consultant in delivering a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model that will be utilized from concept and through the building lifecycle? BuroHappold Engineering is established with development of coding to assist in digital engineering workflows-the firm is now transitioning to be an industry leader in Revit fabrication-ready MEP design models. This presentation will break down the sometimes overwhelming Fabrication database, and look at the core basics to start a design model that has maximum growth potential past consultancy design. Follow BuroHappold's journey as we explore the changes the firm is making with new content and methods for validation, while tackling modern BIM expectations-and how it uses a global BIM network to share this information.
- Discover what is now being delivered by MEP consultants
- Understands the core basics of the Fabrication database
- Review how a global company of over 1,500 people are upskilling staff with greater BIM expectations
- Review the basics of handing over a consultant MEP model for productive continued development
Ben West is a Senior Technician at Buro Happold Engineering. BuroHappold is one of the world’s leading Engineering Design consultancies with offices in the UK, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Ben delivers MEP models that are created ready for next phase in detailing past the consulting phase. Ben relocated to UK in 2017, previously working for Tier 1 Mechanical contractors for 15 years in the Australian Market, and taking development parts in industry initiatives, Such as Australia’s BIM-MEPaus. Bens BIM approach is simple, structured around a focus on building models with quality and thought, then supplementing the process with strategic coding technics to optimise the digital output.