Yesterday morning, John Tocci presented on the Autodesk Waltham project. When one of our co-location images was shown, Jim Bratton (Dyna Electric) leaned over to me and remarked that he was disappointed that the only person not using a computer was the electrical engineer.
I was really excited to clarify the image for him. During the working meeting, it didn’t make sense for the electrical engineer to bring his computer over to model – his actual desk was right around the corner. After we resolved items through discussion, he went back to his machine to model in Revit MEP. Furthermore, the electrician had access to both PDF/DWF of the design documents as well as the Revit model. Even though they aren’t technically BIM-enabled, they were so excited about the process that they staffed a full-time person, on site, to navigate through the model for extra information as needed.
This just goes to show that even subcontractors that aren’t BIM-enabled can utilize the model in some capacity. Additionally - the "E" in Revit MEP is functional.