Enhancing the MEP Coordination Process with BIM Technology and Management Strategies

Ya Hui Teo, Jun Hong Yap, Hui An, Simon Ching Man Yu, Limao Zhang, Jie Chang, Kang Hao Cheong

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Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been increasingly used in coordinating the different mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services in the construction industries. As the construction industries are slowly adapting to BIM, the use of 2D software may become obsolete in the future as MEP services are technically more complicated to coordinate, due to respective services’ codes of practice to follow and limit ceiling height. The 3D MEP designs are easy to visualize before installing the respective MEP services on the construction site to prevent delay in the construction process. The aid of current advanced technology has brought BIM to the next level to reduce manual work through automation. Combining both innovative technology and suitable management methods not only improves the workflow in design coordination, but also decreases conflict on the construction site and lowers labor costs. Therefore, this paper tries to explore possible advance technology in BIM and management strategies that could help MEP services to increase productivity, accuracy, and efficiency with a lower cost of finalizing the design of the building. This will assist the contractors to complete construction works before the targeted schedule and meet the client’s expectations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4936
JournalSensors
Volume22
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • construction industry
  • design modeling
  • machine learning
  • management strategies
  • mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services
  • productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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