MEP (or MEPF) modelling is the process of creating mechanical, electrical and piping systems that define spaces and zones in a building model. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire models include:
Models of duct systems for the heating and cooling needs of the building, placing air terminals, mechanical equipment and duct routing layouts as well as HVAC plant, chillers, fan coil units, fire dampers, grille and diffuser layouts.
Models of electrical systems (circuits) to place devices, lighting fixtures and electrical equipment, including ladder, tray and containment as well as lighting and electrical fixtures and controls.
Models of piping systems by placing mechanical components and assigning them to a supply or return system to determine the best routing for the piping that connects the system components
Models of fire protection and prevention systems, including sprinkler mains and sprinkler distribution as well as prevention equipment such as sensors, detectors and alarms.
DfMA and prefabricated modules include most or even all MEP systems within a structural frame that will fit into a corridor, riser or plant room. These models serve the same purpose as individual systems but have the benefit of being assembled off-site for faster on-site assembly.
XS CAD provides:
Our modelling services are used to validate the design of MEP services. In most cases, we also produce installation drawings and shop drawings from the MEP model, along with producing MEP (M&E) prefabrication models and drawings.
We provide models for all stages of the MEP design process, including
Our models are created using Revit MEP for BIM modelling or AutoCAD MEP for traditional 3D modelling and our designers are also proficient at Revit MEP family creation. We also use Autodesk Navisworks to perform interference analysis checks to validate our models and to ensure optimum layout efficiency.
To help manage MEP modelling projects, XS CAD uses Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and BIM 360 Team cloud collaboration technology from Autodesk. C4R and BIM 360 Team help our customers to collaborate, share and review MEP 3D models on a single cloud platform within multiple teams and across various countries.
We provide M&E (MEP) drafting services to a number of customers, including:
Our MEP modelling experience is extensive and we have undertaken a range of MEP modelling projects, including the following:
Please contact us for more information or to request a quotation. We also provide risk-free pilots without longer-term commitments and would be happy to discuss your needs.