Guidelines

The following documents identify the principles used in the creation of BIM-MEPAUS standards, schemas and specifications:

Guidelines

The use of consistent system, service and component names and tags are critical for reliable data management and analysis, engineering calculations and workflow automation. The following guideline provides an overview of the naming and tagging conventions used by BIM-MEPAUS to create a common data environment.


The development of a unified system of disciplines and roles is important to defining project team structures, responsibilities and workflows. This guideline provides an overview of the discipline and role definitions, naming and nomenclature used by BIM-MEPAUS to create a common data environment (CDE) for project delivery and asset management.


BIM-MEPAUS aims to provide a Revit MEP Template Add-in with supporting generic design, manufacturers and fabrication content, shared parameters and workflows that facilitate productivity enhancements and improved outcomes for all stakeholders throughout the asset life cycle. Shared parameters are used to manage and display data within a BIM model and allow the data to be exchanged with external databases via Open Database Interfaces (ODIs). This guideline provides an overview of the rules BIM-MEPAUS applies to names and other attributes including:

  • GUID
  • DataType
  • Unit of Measure
  • Group (Applicable to the BIM-MEPAUS Revit Text File)
  • Parameter Type (System, Instance or Type)
  • Specification schedule
  • Nominal Value Range / Value Set

to manage shared parameters.

Please visit the BIM-MEPAUS online Parameter Manager designed to serve project and component specification authors, Revit modellers plus data managers and analysts working off the model.


BIM-MEPAUS Product data templates and their daughter component data templates have been developed to provide simple to use structured data sets in a Microsoft Excel® format to support industry engagement in efficient and reliable digital data workflows through each phase of the  project delivery and transition to operation. Product data templates contain the shared parameters nominated in the Product Specifications including identity data, performance and quality data, manufacturer product data, commissioning data and completion data. Component data templates comprise a reduced set of data from the Product Data Template and comprise a design data schedule and a procurement data schedule. The design data Schedule documents those requirements needed to specify the quality and performance requirements whilst the procurement schedule has greater detail and schedules the key data that is typically resolved through the procurement process and needed for technical approvals and equipment procurement and commissioning. It is expected that data contained in the templates will ultimately be exchanged with databases where it can be used for a wide range of purposes.


Product Classification Tables

Product Data Templates

System Templates