As contractors become more involved in the design process it becomes increasingly possible that mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firms and construction companies could join forces. Would this actually help the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry? More and more construction projects are using Revit software models, increasing the need for Design Assist and integrated project delivery (IPD) projects. These methods seem to produce more accurate Revit software models; however, there are always issues of responsibility and money. In this session we will discuss the future of the AEC industry as it relates to MEP engineering firms. Come prepared to discuss the future and how this could help or hurt our industry.
Architects and Contractors can add value to this discussion.
Jason Boehning is the Revit Content Manager at 4D Technologies, and he authors Revit software courses for architectural design, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering, structural engineering, and construction. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2009, Jason helped implement Revit software into the design process at an engineering firm in Houston, Texas. The firm later promoted him to BIM Technology Manager, and he increased productivity for sustainable design and energy modeling using Revit software. He also served as the 2011 president of the Houston Chapter of the U.S. International Building Performance Simulation Association. In 2012 Jason decided to make a career of teaching building professionals how to use Revit software and he joined 4D Technologies in development of the company's CADLearning products, helping to create affordable training for Autodesk, Inc., software. A contributing author to several CADLearning eBooks, Jason has also spoken at Revit Technology Conference (RTC) North America and Autodesk University, and he is an Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional.