MEP BIM Case study
Building Type: Commercial
Location: : Seattle, USA
Inputs: Redline drawings
Deliverables: BIM Shop drawings
Services: HVAC Duct, pipe, Plumbing
The Honda-Toyota facility project in Seattle covering an area of 480,000 sq. feet required Advenser to model, coordinate and use this model for all other future showrooms.
Our scope of work
Advenser had to start this project from scratch which meant our team received the Engineer’s hand sketch (Redlines) as input and was to work closely with the client’s design engineers to prepare the initial drawings for approval. The Architectural and structural models were developed first by the Advenser team. The MEP elements were then modeled using Revit software. Coordination and clash testing was carried out with Navisworks Manage.
Business Model Adopted
The client for Honda-Toyota Showroom was an MEP design consultant and the scope of work for Advenser involved design development support to the client’s tasks. Hence a dedicated team of qualified CAD engineers was engaged and the billable hours were tracked on a real-time basis and invoiced.
Major challenges were faced in routing the long sloped pipes in the building with limited ceiling space and, we had to think about another option which was beam sleeves. The queries/assumptions were prepared as issues and submitted for client approval. Issues were tracked through their project management interface.
Final deliverable submitted by Advenser included the coordinated set of drawings along with proposed sleeve drawing in Revit and pdf format for approval.