May 6, 2012
AMCA’s BIM-MEP(AUS) Initiative Attracts Record Crowds at Software Release Roadshows
MELBOURNE, Australia, May 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The BIM-MEPAUS Software Roadshow demonstrations were successfully launched in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne during 16-19 April 2012. Nearly 500 industry stakeholders across all four events witnessed the demonstration of the AMCA’s BIM-MEPAUS standardized workflows, equipment models and software.
Collaborative software development by Technical Sales International (TSI) and KarelCAD was highlighted, as the fervently-anticipated BIM-MEPAUS Autodesk® Revit® Add-in bi-directional integration with the Autodesk MAP fabrication software was proved. As a result of 18 months’ development of content and standards in accordance with BIM-MEPAUS Practices, the software will contain BIM-MEPAUS approved content, standards, protocols, templates, training and technical schedules.
BIM-MEPAUS is an AMCA initiative that facilitates the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) within the Australian Construction Building Services Sector. BIM-MEPAUS Practices dissolve the barriers that are currently preventing the effective take-up and use of BIM within Australia:
- Significant time and cost burdens involved in customising BIM modelling software to suit Australian design and construction requirements;
- Lack of industry standards around BIM Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) documentation;
- Poor consideration of the requirements for IPD; and
- Limited BIM Project Management and file management expertise within the industry.
The BIM-MEPAUS initiative provides a unique approach to addressing these issues by drawing on the expertise of many of Australia’s leading designers, specialist MEP contractors, product suppliers and BIM software firms and resellers.
“The BIM-MEPAUS Autodesk Revit add-in and MAP Software solution tools are effective and workable, and will form productive workflows for the industry,” noted Jim Reis CFO of Technical Sales International. “Recognising this, a number of contractors, consultants and sub-contractors have signed-up to the software and will now commence projects. The number of suppliers and manufacturers agreeing to work toward developing their modelling content is very encouraging to the industry.”
The standardized workflows combine BIM-MEPAUS Models with BIM software to ensure that agreed and consistent standards are applied and implemented through third party validation. There are two BIM-MEPAUS Model Content Libraries available:
1. Revit Models for Design, available from KarelCAD: These include generic and manufacturer-specific Autodesk Revit MEP software families, pursuant to BIM-MEPAUS Standards.
2. MAP Models for Fabrication, available from Technical Sales International (TSI): These include fabrication-specific MAP Software detailing components, pursuant to BIM-MEPAUS Standards.
The BIM-MEPAUS standardized workflows, equipment models (content libraries) and software development offer a range of benefits that form the industry software platform for building design, construction and facility management. The content is designed in co-operation with designers, manufacturers and suppliers, with the end user in mind, and the workflows are established in cooperation with the AMCA.
About BIM-MEPAUS: The BIM-MEPAUS mission is to develop best practice building information modelling supporting integrated project delivery and achieving better client outcomes. Its key objectives are to drive the transition of the mainstream construction sector towards adopting whole-of-life standards, protocols, models and workflows that define building services activities within building information modelling, integrated project delivery and supply chain integration processes specifically tailored for Australian requirements. http://www.bimmepaus.com.au/
The BIM-MEPAUS logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=12717
About Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Australia: Since its inception in the early 1960’s, AMCA’s objectives have been to promote and protect the interests and welfare of the air conditioning and mechanical services industry, its members, and the public they serve. AMCA is an organisation of air conditioning and mechanical services companies who have come together to represent and promote the industry along with the wellbeing of the companies. http://www.amca.com.au/
About KarelCAD: KarelCAD is a privately owned Australian company committed to providing Design Solution expertise & Services unmatched in the Building Design, Manufacturing, Engineering & Construction industries. KarelCAD has been servicing the Design Industry in Australia for the past 23 years and are the major provider of all Autodesk Design Solutions across multiple industries Australia-wide. http://www.karelcad.com.au/bimmepaus/
About Technical Sales International: TSI, a strategic partner of both Autodesk and Trimble, offers the HVAC and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) industries’ only fully integrated BIM software solutions for estimating, CAD design, and fabrication. TSI’s highly skilled Consulting Services provide tailored training, implementation and consulting services world-wide. Click here for MAP Models for Fabrication.
The Technical Sales International logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=12114
CONTACT: Media Contact Sumit Oberoi PROJECT MANAGER Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association 30 Cromwell Street Burwood 3125 Victoria Australia T: +61 3 8831 2815 M: 0437 012 840 F: +61 3 9888 8459 email@example.com www.amca.com.au www.bimmepaus.com.au
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