The use of Autodesk Revit MEP for BIM Modelling is the latest way in which we are committed to ensuring the clients need for design and aspirations for future proofing their investment is met. We have the ability to use both the latest version (2017) and legacy versions (2013 -2016) of the Revit MEP software which is fully supported under our Autodesk contract, ensuring we as a company are always able to operate to the latest industry technical capabilities.
Investment and adoption of the afore mentioned software gives Halsion the ability to complete designs that are fully collaborative with all the other trades that input to the project. We provide a 3D model that can be fully interrogate, and allows the end user to view a virtual version of their building detailing the services and how they interlink to the architectural and structure aspects of the building.
This method of modelling increases accuracy during both design and installation phases of the project and assists the contract manager to ensure that all equipment data and quantities of pipework, fittings, valves etc are easily detailed. This is by using COBie data drops which allow schedules to be produced out of the live model allowing the contract manager to order only the required amount of materials and gives a far more in-depth concept of work involved. This in turn leads to productivity on site with ensuring correct levels of labour are deployed as each stage of the project.
Halsion adopt and manage our BIM model in line with the BEP (BIM Execution Plan) set out by the client’s design team and construction programme to ensure that the BIM model is developed and integrated as a team. As this model develops and the services are routed through the building the software allows us to run virtual clash detection and the possibility of creating sections of the work to be fabricated off site which assists both programme and reduces the risk of safety issues.
Halsion are aware that no two projects are the same and before starting any project we review and familiarise ourselves with the required BEP (BIM Execution Plan), BIM Protocols, standard and LOD (level of detail) required during the co-ordination and design team exchange process.
The BIM process is ever evolving and as a standard we insist that all of our supply chain provide us with their Revit Family objects of their products, allowing Halsion to ensure the correct equipment is used during coordination and that the products we have had approved via technical submittals.