what is the importance of MEP clash coordination in construction?

Dimensions
3 min readMar 1, 2021

One of the most important steps in the pre-construction phase is the MEP clash coordination. It has become an indispensable process for most BIM companies. MEP contractors and professionals often use this method to resolve clashes and perform MEP design coordination before construction.

Before the arrival of BIM; there used to be a manual clash detection process. However, the process was long, cumbersome, and suffered from several bottlenecks. As compared, the clash detection process done through BIM software like Revit, Navisworks, etc. has reduced the complexity and make the clash detection process smoother.

The greatest advantage offered by BIM in clash detection is that it enabled the different trades to collaborate for discussing changes, detecting clashes, and subsequently resolving the same before the actual coordination process. Further, with the use of cloud technology; the teams can be at different locations while executing the coordination process.

However, it is important to point out that the process of clash detection is not that simple. There is a lot of efforts involved in the identification of the clash and offering a solution that is according to standards and does not disturb other disciplines. Every single detail needs to be minutely checked before a change is proposed.

The first step in the detection of clashes in a model is to run the 3D model through Navisworks for the generation of clash reports. Navisworks shows all the major and minor interferences or collisions as part of the design. Detection of clashes and getting them resolved is a time taking process as there need to be several meetings and collaborations to execute the process efficiently.

Whereas some of the clashes can be immediately resolved, the resolution of others takes time. The clashes that are due to design issues specifically take time to be resolved. Although MEP clash coordination is a challenging process, software like Revit and Navisworks makes it simple and automated.

The benefits and features offered by MEP clash detection services are further listed below-

  1. By tracking and addressing clashes in the MEP model as they are created, helps to not only keep track of clashes but also get them immediately resolved sans the need for major design changes.
  2. The clash data tracker helps in the management of clashes through the model.
  3. Helps in creating a detailed set of clashes to automate the process.
  4. The requirement of additional time and labor during the construction process is eliminated.

Thus, as seen through the above discussion, the MEP clash coordination services are critically important for the construction industry. By offering best-in-class MEP clash coordination services, we at Ivan Dimensions, have already created our name in the AEC industry. We also offer mechanical clash coordination services and a host of other BIM engineering and architecture services. With the help of our experts, we carefully analyze your requirements and offer solutions that adhere to national and international standards. Thus, for any of your BIM-related needs do not hesitate to contact us.

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