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No Excuses

Mark Mergenschroer, from TME Inc, presented yesterday morning on the "current state of MEP Modeling for Engineers". He described the current state simply: behind. (Although TME is fairly advanced.)

In preparation for his presentation he reached out to his counterparts across the country to see what they are saying about transitioning to BIM.

"There isn't enough MEP-specific BIM training available." Mark's response: That may be true, but it's not an excuse. You can get general training and then think outside the box to apply it to your workflow.
"There isn't enough MEP-specific BIM training available." Mark's response: That may be true, but it's not an excuse. You can get general training and then think outside the box to apply it to your workflow. 
"It's too expensive." Mark's response: Yes, software and training can be costly. But there is value. BIM has kept them busy in the slow economy because architects want to work with BIM-enabled engineers. They haven't had to cut any people and had a very profitable year last year.


"There isn't enough MEP content." Mark's response: Make your own. There isn't enough of ANY content out there.

"There is so much that you can't do with BIM." Mark's response: So use BIM for what it can do, rather than complaining about what it can't. You can contort many software programs to get done what you need to get done. And most programs are advancing.
Whether you're an engineer, contractor, architect, or owner, the bottom line is this: There are really no excuses!

So, what excuses have you heard about BIM? And how do you respond to them?

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