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What is BIM?


So far you might have come across a plethora of BIM definitions or explanations online some of them ambiguous to a large extent. BIM is an acronym for “building information modeling”. It is about a digital representation of building designs as well as linking of important information to the building components in a virtual environment. The true identity of BIM is seen with 3D designs.

However, BIM comes with levels and dimensions. There are 4 maturity levels from 0 to 3. Also, there are 4 common dimensions, viz. 3D, 4D, 5D, and 6D. New York Engineers has a remarkable experience specializing in all BIM dimensions. We start with construction managers from the design process through to the handover phase.

Old methods of relying on 2D and CAD designs are falling out of favor. Our engineers are making use of BIM to scale-up large projects, save costs and speed up the construction process. It is BIM technology that helps facility owners to save tremendously on maintenance and operation costs.

What is MEP?

MEP is an acronym for mechanical, electrical and plumbing. It signifies an interdisciplinary action of installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Electrical fixtures, HVAC systems, plumbing components, sprinkler risers, water drainage, and any other building system fall under MEP.

New York Engineers is an MEP firm with an array of services in New York and abroad. We design, install and maintain building systems. Lately, we use BIM as advanced technology to simplify the design, planning, construction, and operations of projects. BIM plays an integral role in our services. Many customers are satisfied with the way our MEP engineers handle their projects.

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Traditionally, MEP engineers would use CAD designs to represent building systems in 2D, which they will use to install in a variety of facilities. Unfortunately, this was not only time-consuming but also plagued with inefficiencies such as the failure to reveal detailed information about a particular component. 2D drawings lead to many documents of building components, which could be costly to building owners and also inconvenient for an interdisciplinary team to collaborate.

Now, with the introduction of BIM, MEP has become much easier than before. There are just plenty of reasons why MEP professionals should now leverage the benefits of this technology in order to stay competitive in this industry. New York Engineers has been harnessing these capabilities since the dawn of BIM in construction projects. We have completed countless projects using technology. Our MEP installations have been optimized, thanks to building information modeling with a rich repository of data for all design components.

Conventional 2D drawings have fallen out of favor in MEP installations due to their inconveniences and limitations. BIM has several dimensions that even help you to link project life cycle information to every component in an effort to make facility management an absolute breeze.

If you are an MEP firm looking forward to BIM technology, New York Engineers is your dependable partner that masters the art of BIM in the construction industry. Similarly, if you have a construction project and want the best MEP installations such as plumbing, electrical fixtures, and HVAC systems, our engineers can fulfill that for you.

How is BIM benefiting MEP Professionals?

There are key benefits that BIM imparts to MEP professionals. Among others, consider the following:

  • 3D modeling: there is no doubt that 3D modeling reveals more information about building components than a 2D sketch does. MEP engineers are able to view in detail the rooms and spaces where they can install building systems. They get a clear view to lay out fire sprinkler systems and other MEP installations such as duct and piping network.
  • Clash detection: clash detection is common, especially in large projects. MEP engineers may end up installing systems that collude with each other if relying solely on 2D drawings. As a result, that could lead to costly change orders. With BIM at the forefront of MEP installations, a clash is detected early and resolved in a virtual building model before construction.
  • Input from other professionals: our BIM acts as a collaborative tool for interdisciplinary teams. Building owners, designers, architects, engineers, contractors, and many professionals can collaborate in a digital model to give their input about the installation of MEP systems. As a result, everyone is satisfied with the installations and thus building owners experience instant gratification with their virtual designs.
  • Enhance maintenance and operations: it becomes increasingly challenging to keep up with the maintenance schedule of building components in a large construction project. Unless triggered by a malfunctioning component to maintain or repair, you end up forgetting. 6D BIM that we offer links important data to every component to remind you about maintenance schedules. Such a rich repository of data is beneficial to MEP professionals when servicing their building systems. Your HVAC systems will forever be in good working order, thanks to building information modeling.
  • Sustainable building processes: the crux of MEP building systems lies in their sustainability and energy efficiency. With BIM, MEP engineers can have a deeper understanding of building systems’ energy consumption and carbon production and thus optimize them accordingly. New York Engineers is at the forefront of eco-friendly building systems. We can, therefore, utilize BIM technology to help you achieve LEED certifications.
  • Timely installations: BIM revolutionizes the building industry with faster completion of projects. In turn, this translates into faster MEP installations compared to conventional installations dependent on CAD sketches.

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BIM MEP in Existing Buildings

We know that BIM MEP is well-executed in new buildings whose digital models are perfectly designed in collaboration with other professionals. What happens in an existing old building that has used Cad designs instead? Can BIM still be used for MEP building systems?

In such cases, you need a highly-skilled engineering team that excels in retrofitting building systems. New York Engineers can study your building components and then redesign a digital model that will help with the installation of MEP systems. Just like we excel with retro-commissioning, we can retrofit your building systems using building information modeling.   

If you have been battling to keep up with operations and management of your facility, our retrofitted BIM technology can help you achieve that. We will link all components to their critical information in a virtual environment. We specialize with CAD to Revit modeling conversions. This conversion enables us to install or maintain building systems using the latest cutting-edge technology than outgoing CAD designs in the building industry.

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Benefits of BIM MEP for Building Owners



After a handover of construction projects, facility owners are faced with an insurmountable task of operating, maintaining and managing the facility. Unless modern technologies of visualizing the components in a virtual space, managing the facilities may be bound to problems.

HVAC systems, fire protection systems, alarms, and other building systems need periodical maintenance. In a large complex, it can be increasingly challenging to keep up with the maintenance schedules. CAD designs, for example, do not link important information to the design components. You may not know the critical data such as manufacture date of your water geyser.

BIM enables owners to operate, manage and maintain their facilities efficiently. 6D BIM helps with facility management and operations. This minimizes the costs of operations and maintenance. Let our MEP engineers install building systems using BIM to help you manage and maintain them thereafter.

MEP building systems can be costly. With 5D BIM, we can also estimate costs of installing, maintaining and repairing these systems. Combine that with quantity take-offs that our engineers can conduct to give an accurate estimation of costs for your building systems. Building owners will, therefore, get a better understanding of how much to spend in installing and maintaining building systems.

When building owners are immersed in the digital model of their building from the design to the construction phase, they can see in real time what changes are made and how are MEP building systems installed. Do not worry if BIM technology seems overwhelming to you because New York Engineers technicians can demystify the software application for you. Because of your engagement in the design and construction process through the digital model in the common data environment, you can agree to any changes thus avoiding costly change orders.

BIM MEP can save building owners lots of money especially in existing buildings. Many buildings consume lots of power and contribute to carbon production. New York Engineers can use BIM to assess the energy consumption of existing building systems and then optimize them. When helping optimize the building in line with relevant standards, we use this cutting-edge technology.

Is BIM MEP good for small projects?

Small scale projects are tempting to ignore the need for advanced BIM technology. While it is reasonable true that small construction projects are not burdensome and building owners enjoy managing and maintaining them, BIM technology can save them huge costs.

We also find it easy to install MEP systems in small buildings. However, this does not negate the need for BIM MEP. BIM has proven to be indispensable in our endeavor to optimize building systems. We get a deeper understanding of building components through the use of BIM, particularly 6D BIM. It informs us about the maintenance schedules and other critical information that you will not find in convention 2D and CAD sketches.

Because of a virtual model that represents a real building, we can plan a layout of our MEP installations seamlessly. The process of installing these systems becomes simpler and the construction gets completed on time.

Also in existing small buildings, BIM can speed up retrofitting of building systems. Building owners will save lots of money in the long run.

BIM MEP has plenty of benefits to ignore. Whether you have a huge or small project, BIM is indispensable in the installations of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. All professionals in the project gets a chance to ad their inputs to the designs. We collectively detect clashes and resolve them before the model goes to construction.   

Why choose Us?

As a renowned MEP engineering firm in New York, we have mastered the art of using BIM in our MEP designs and installations. BIM enables us to visualize design components in 3D so we can plan out installations from the digital model. As we design, other professionals interact with our engineers and as a result, we minimize change orders.

Our engineers are experienced in BIM MEP. We excel in all types of construction projects. With our BIM MEP, we can help owners maintain building systems by relying on critical information linked through 6D BIM. 5D BIM helps us with cost estimations of MEP systems. We do not outsource any BIM services. That said, choosing us is the best decision because we have a dynamic team that is multi-skilled in modern technologies.

We also excel in sustainable building processes. We, therefore, ensure that our building systems are energy efficient. 6D BIM informs us about the energy consumption of building components, and so we can use it to optimize your systems.   

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