We all know that Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing is one of the six domains in the field of Pre construction MEP Services.MEP installation drawings are very important as these set of drawings actually represent the design aspect in drawing format which is used by the technicians in the field to construct the building. These drawings are in 2D format hence they can be classified in the category of MEP Drafting Services. It is possible to install MEP components in buildings that are undergoing construction. It is extremely important that the MEP installation drawings are accurately developed with consistent dimensioning, properly labeled and annotated. These set of 2D drawings in MEP discipline is developed by HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers along with the assistance of CAD Technicians. Developing “Issue for Construction” drawings is a very tedious process and will require constant meetings, collaborated review and design changes were required. CAD technicians create the drawings however Engineers are instrumental in giving inputs, design specifications and sketches loaded with instructions to get the right output. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers are responsible to design and then develop the HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing systems of any building. They also are responsible for the placements of the systems and even distribution of power, lighting and other electrical systems where applicable. MEP Installation drawings also consist of the plumbing systems is a highly important part. Plumbing Engineers or Piping Engineers look after this part. They design and develop the entire gamut of the system including waste water, storm water, and drainage, drinking water systems in a building. These systems should be in tandem with the Architectural, Structural and other disciplines such as HVAC, Electrical and Fire Fighting. Architectural discipline is the foundation of any building design. All other building systems should be in sync with the architectural design discipline.
MEP Installation Drawings include the following drawings
– 2D floor plans
– HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Schematic drawings
– MEP Coordinated drawings
– MEP Fabrication Drawings
– Section Drawings
– Equipment Schedules
– Sleeve, Insert and Hanger diagrams
Installation Drawings also have the complete layouts of HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing systems which are coupled with the MEP schematic drawings or diagrams.These MEP CAD drawings also help in gathering a very precise and detailed idea of how the entire HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing system should be installed in an actual building set up.
There are a lot of technical up gradations happening the in the construction front. The intervention of BIM is one of the significant aspects. Using BIM one can develop high-quality Revit MEP Installation Drawings in 2D format after creating a complete 3D Co-ordinated model.
Divya Dave is a Senior Manager with Tesla Outsourcing Services. An engineer and management graduate, she has been working with the outsourcing industry now for more than a decade. With a passion for writing, she writes on topics that provide an insight into CAD, BIM, and 3D Visualization services for the Architectural, Structural, and MEP disciplines. Her focus is to enable architects and engineering professionals in the AEC industry to adopt the right technology so as to increase their efficiency and profitability.