MEPF Modeling with Clash Detection and Coordination for a USA-based Healthcare Institute

Brief Overview

This project was undertaken by Virtual Building Studio (VBS), specializing in BIM services, for a prominent healthcare institute in the USA. The project involved creating a comprehensive MEPF (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection) model with clash detection and coordination, along with the generation of accurate shop and fabrication drawings.

Challenges/Requirements

LOD300 MEPF Model Development

The project required the creation of a detailed Level of Development (LOD) 300 MEPF model for a 7-level, 264-bed healthcare facility. This involved accurately representing the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems within the building.

Inter-discipline Clash Detection and Coordination

The project necessitated conducting clash detection and coordination among different building systems. Identifying clashes early on helped resolve conflicts and ensure smooth integration of MEPF components.

Shop Drawing Creation

Accurate shop drawings were essential to depict the placement and installation requirements of MEPF components. These drawings provided vital instructions to the construction team, ensuring proper implementation of the systems.

Tailored Fabrication Drawings

The client required fabrication drawings that aligned with their specific needs. These drawings provided detailed instructions for the manufacturing and assembly of MEPF components, catering to the client's preferences and project requirements.
Mepf Modeling With Clash Detection And Coordination For A Usa-Based Healthcare Institute

Deliverables

VBS developed a detailed 3D BIM model for the healthcare institute, incorporating the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems with a high level of accuracy.

Through a series of online coordination meetings, VBS facilitated the resolution of clashes between different building systems, ensuring a clash-free and coordinated MEPF design.

VBS produced coordinated shop drawings that precisely depicted the placement and installation requirements of MEPF components, enabling efficient construction and installation processes.

VBS generated fabrication drawings customized to the client's specifications, providing detailed instructions for the manufacturing and assembly of MEPF components.

Outcomes / Benefits

Enhanced Coordination

The clash detection and coordination efforts led to a streamlined MEPF design, minimizing conflicts and enhancing overall coordination among various building systems.

Time and Cost Savings

By identifying and resolving clashes early in the design phase, the project experienced reduced rework and avoided costly on-site modifications, resulting in significant time and cost savings.

Improved Construction Efficiency

The accurate shop and fabrication drawings provided clear instructions, enabling smoother construction processes and reducing installation errors, leading to improved efficiency on-site.

High-Quality Deliverables

The LOD300 MEPF model, clash-free design, and precise drawings contributed to the delivery of high-quality MEPF systems, meeting the healthcare institute's requirements and ensuring optimal performance..

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Mepf Modeling With Clash Detection And Coordination For A Usa-Based Healthcare Institute

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



Mepf Modeling With Clash Detection And Coordination For A Usa-Based Healthcare Institute

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



Mepf Modeling With Clash Detection And Coordination For A Usa-Based Healthcare Institute

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



Mepf Modeling With Clash Detection And Coordination For A Usa-Based Healthcare Institute

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