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MEP Coordination and Clash Detection by United-BIM

BIM Coordination Services

Our BIM Coordination process provides clash-free coordinated 3D BIM models by resolving clashes among disciplines/trades – MEP systems, architectural and structural – leading to minimal design changes/modifications.

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Deliver Clash-free, Accurate and Coordinated Construction Model as per BIM Execution Plan and BIM Workflow

We strongly believe in “Prevention is better than cure”, and that’s the guiding principle we follow in our BIM Coordination services during key stages of building design – schematic design, design documents, and construction documents.

During the entire BIM coordination process, we run multiple clash detection tests to reduce hard and soft clashes thus leading to a clash-free coordinated construction model.

We believe in “Collaborating Together Coordinating Better” so we work closely with the entire team of subcontractors (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire system), general contractors, architects, structural engineers, etc. Our consultative approach during the entire BIM coordination process helps team members to take collective decisions for the design changes or modifications.

BIM & VDC Coordination Services

Clash Report Generation

Provide a clash report dashboard covering soft & hard clashes and showing progress made over the time for a gatekeeper meeting – MEP engineers, architects, general contractors, designers, and building owners.

Coordination Ownership

Accompany you for the on-site gatekeeper meetings/visits or be a part of coordination meetings, facilitating the entire building design coordination phase from schematic design to construction documents.

Soft & Hard Clash Detection

Identify and resolve soft & hard clashes within each discipline/trade that were unidentified during the individual design of each discipline – architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

Design Modification

Iteratively implement the required design changes, discussed during the coordination meetings, into the MEP system model, and eventually deliver a coordinated construction model.

Trades of BIM Coordination

  • Mechanical System –HVAC Equipment and distribution such as Cooling tower, AHU, Ducting, etc.
  • Electrical System –Panels, switchboards, elevators, transformer, cable trays, etc.
  • Plumbing and Sanitary System –Pumps, water holding tanks, pool filtration equipment, Sump, sewage pit, grease and sand traps, etc
  • Fire Safety System – Fire sprinkler pumps, sprinkler tanks fire shutter, smoke curtains, piping system, etc.
  • Outside of Building – External works, rooftop, and external face of a building, etc.
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Our BIM Coordination Services and VDC Coordination Services Include

We use BIM Execution Plan and BIM workflow BIM coordination process (Autodesk’s Navisworks widely used). Our BIM coordination approach provides multidisciplinary clash detection among Architectural, Structural, and MEPFP systems. As a BIM coordinator, we coordinate and communicate with each stakeholder of the design and construction team to solve all the clashes, ensuring that there is harmony between the Architectural design, Structural design, and MEPFS design. We eliminate conflicts at an early stage of design which surely provide a positive outcome on the project.

We accompany you in the entire VDC Coordination process from the very first coordination meeting to the final sign-off meeting. We run the clash detection process in Navisworks and provide a dashboard showing the clash reports of possible collisions amongst Architectural, Structural, and MEPFP, and other components. Our clash reports help the design team to make a collaborative decision over the required design changes/modification.

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Our BIM & VDC Coordination Process

01
Load BIM Template

Load BIM template based on the client’s standards for each of the listed trades: architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing & sanitary, and fire protection.

02
Verify Architectural and Structural Model

Verify/Check the coordinate of the Architectural model and Structural model with MEP models by using “Origin to Origin” positioning approach before linking them.

03
Prepare the MEP Model

Prepare the MEPFP model for each of the individual disciplines and include all elements for coordination within the central file.

04
Run the Clash-detection

In Navisworks any two models are coordinated together and by clicking on “Run Test”, it shows the “Clash Report ” that occurred between the coordinated model.

05
Review and Resolve

After resolving clashes, we reload the cache in the Navisworks and make sure resolved clashes are in yellow, and check if any new clashes which will show up in red.

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MEP-Coordination-Workflow by United-BIM
MEP-Dashboard-for Gatekeeper Meeting by United-BIM

Benefits of VDC & BIM Coordination Services

With the help of Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, we help AEC professionals at every stage of design-to-construction workflow with our clash detection and BIM coordination services. With the successful experience of varied projects, we aim to facilitate this critical design process in BIM.

  • Identify the design interference before the construction process.
  • Clash detection report helps in better team collaboration between architects, structure engineers, MEP engineers, contractors and building owners.
  • It reduces the risk of human errors- thus reducing the amount of changes during construction process.
  • Achieving accurate design before the construction process can save a lot of money, time and resources.

BIM Coordination & Clash Detection Reports

Clash report image for Plumbing to Structural disciplines by United-BIM

Plumbing to Structural Discipline

Clash report image for Mechanical to Structural disciplines by United-BIM

Mechanical to Structural Discipline

Clash report image for Electrical to Structural disciplines by United-BIM

Electrical to Structural Discipline

Clash report image for Plumbing to Mechanical disciplines by United-BIM

Plumbing to Mechanical Discipline

Clash report image between Mechanical to Electrical by United-BIM

Mechanical to Electrical Discipline

Clash report image for Plumbing to Electrical disciplines by United-BIM

Plumbing to Electrical Discipline

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