Industry Talk    BES500087
Using Revit as a Single Source of Truth for MEP Engineering and Install
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This class will demonstrate how using a Revit model as a single source of information for MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering design, installation detailing, and fabrication data can reduce rework, increase accuracy of the model, and improve workflow efficiency of the entire design process. The class will be demonstrated from the point of view of electrical systems, but the lessons can be applied to other trades as well. Challenges this class will address include the following: 1) How to create Revit families that address the needs of all involved in the project (engineers, installers, owners, fabricators, other trades), and how to make them easy to understand and use; 2) How to maintain a balance of enough information to accomplish design goals but not add too much information that model performance is slowed or undue burden is placed on the designers; 3) How to identify opportunities for kitting and assemblies by using modeled data in Revit software. We'll also cover strategies for an iterative design workflow between engineers and installers.

Key Learnings

  • Discover a single workflow for projects that integrate design for permit and design for install
  • Learn how to create a single Revit model that can efficiently accomplish engineers’ and installers’ design goals with reduced rework
  • Discover opportunities for prefabrication and kitting using modeled Revit data
  • Learn how to assess informational needs from all design parties to avoid bloated Revit models



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