Autodesk, Inc., have announced that engineering firms are increasingly using Autodesk Building Systems to create, manage and share critical building design information. Engineering firms are affected by constantly changing building facility codes, growing liability concerns, and the exploding needs of rapidly advancing medical and telecommunication technologies as well as facing increased pressure to deliver projects on time and within budget while maintaining their profitability. Healthcare projects have additional challenges including increased mechanical and electrical system capacity, chemical and medical waste handling facilities and advanced life safety and fire protection systems.
"Modern healthcare facilities, with their diversity and complexity, pose extreme challenges in M/E/P design, coordination and timely delivery that can drive the success or failure of these projects," said AEC technology consultant Jerry Laiserin. "Fortunately, intelligent, multi-dimensional and multi-discipline modelling tools, such as Autodesk Building Systems, give today's M/E/P engineers unprecedented control, accuracy and productivity in their work. This is the kind of model intelligence I encourage all my consulting clients to consider."
Specifically created for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers, Autodesk Building Systems addresses these challenge and enables faster, more accurate analysis and design. The result is better building performance and improved productivity. The software easily detects physical interferences and better coordinates information across disciplines to help reduce the risk of construction conflicts.
"Engineering firms can capitalize on healthcare construction growth by using Autodesk Building Systems to mitigate the assumption of risk these projects entail. By utilizing the extensive visualization capabilities Buildings Systems offers, they can significantly reduce field conflicts and improve the quality of the built system," said Paul McRoberts, engineering solutions manager, Autodesk Building Solutions Division.
"Additionally, by utilizing Autodesk Building Systems, engineering firms can expect improved profitability through the reduction of construction administration, RFIs and change orders typically resulting in the building of complex projects."
Source: PR Newswire