12 (+1) Reasons Why an EPC Contractor Needs to Move Toward BIM | Autodesk University

December 10, 2019

Wondering how BIM (Building Information Modeling) can connect engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)? Discover the manufacturing-like workflows of an EPC contractor. This class will showcase the essential benefits obtained by the adoption of BIM in a well-known international company specialized in industrial, chemical plant, and oil and gas. Learn how the company, starting in particular from the Civil Department, has adopted BIM, and how they currently use BIM to manage data such as key quantities, bills of materials, fabrication, and feasibility planning. After a brief introduction to the company, we will present tips and tricks that cover hot topics, including data exchange in a multidisciplinary environment, file and cost management, and quality control. Finally, we will give detailed explanations of how to manage processes through Revit software, Dynamo, BIM 360 software, and Navisworks software by way of several examples from real EPC projects. This session will feature Revit, Dynamo, and BIM 360, along with in-house tools and Navisworks.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to manage data and files in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Learn how to include Dynamo, BIM 360, and Navisworks in your Revit workflows to deliver your EPC projects
  • Learn how to overcome the challenge of information exchange between Autodesk and non-Autodesk software
  • Understand the lessons learned by an EPC contractor to help you choose which direction your company needs to followEnter content here

Davide Decarolis received his master's degree in Building Systems Engineering from the Politecnico di Bari, Italy. After spending one period working in a research project about innovative solution for energy efficiency in construction industry funded by the European community, he joined Maire Tecnimont Group Oil and Gas and Petrochemicals International Player in Milan as a civil and architectural engineer. Thanks to his aptitude for technology and innovation, he quickly became part of the BIM Development Group. Now he is involved daily in coordinating the structural modeling process and the related workflows for the ongoing projects of the Group.

Marco Mellacqua is a CAE System Engineer at Maire Tecnimont a worldwide general contractor with a specific focus on the oil & gas, petrochemicals and fertilizer processing industries. He obtained his master’s degree at Politecnico di Milano with thesis abroad on Building Information Modeling and Management at Northumbria University UK. During the degree activities he collaborated to the research project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, for setting up the Italian BIM construction database in order to push a radical innovation into the Italian construction sector. In the last years he is strongly involved in BIM methodology development for plant design and information management of engineering data.

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