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U.S.’s BIM Consulting Services boosts MEP detailing power with Agacad hangers toolbox

This Florida-based full service BIM consultant says it has been able to take on more projects, deliver higher quality models and profit from “unbelievable” time savings since it began using Agacad MEP Hangers application for Revit®.


Well-coordinated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are key in today’s building projects, work that BIM Consulting Services, a star in its field, undertakes for contractors in the residential and commercial construction industry.


In early 2020, two building projects came up (a hospital and a multi-storey office building) that required putting MEP hangers and supports in the BIM models.


BIM Consulting Services

BIM Consulting Services, active mainly in the USA, is a BIM services consultant and source of Revit expertise for manufacturers as well as architecture, engineering and construction firms, which rely on it for 3D modelling and high-quality BIM coordination.

“I’d long seen the value of such MEP detailing, but we'd never done it, as the cost of manually adding hangers and supports is huge,” says Nick Fuller, the company’s founder. The desired solution for efficiently laying out hangers and supports had to work with Revit, the platform BIM Consulting Services has always preferred since it is the dominant industry standard and a necessity for any type of collaboration among multiple BIM actors.

BIM Consulting Services was thrilled with the Agacad software for creating clash-free models that incorporate all hangers for MEP services.


“The most amazing part for me is how it creates a relationship to the piping and is able to detect where it’s hanging, from a concrete joist or a deck or whatever,” Fuller notes, referring to how the Revit add-in automatically connects hangers and supports to architectural or structural elements (like walls, floors, roofs, beams, etc.), even accommodating sloped MEP services or sloped structural elements or reference planes.

“The time savings from that alone is unbelievable. Working through the coordination process, we are constantly moving pipe, and it is so convenient to adjust or add hangers by simply clicking update.”

Fuller rates the support provided by Agacad as “top notch”. Initial remote training was “spot on” and efficient since the BIM application engineer who led it “clearly uses the software enough to know what you as a new user really need to know. The support team made sure to follow up and check if we had any difficulty working with the tools. Despite being halfway across the world, when we emailed questions, we commonly received an answer within an hour or two.”
Like Agacad, BIM Consulting Services is dedicated to making it possible and easier for everyone in AEC to capitalize on the benefits of BIM, speeding up adoption and pushing technological advances. The services they provide are empowering manufacturers, architects, engineers, and contractors to find success in the BIM revolution.
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Company founder Nick Fuller thought to check with Agacad for relevant tools. He knew the maker of BIM software for its name in the market and from experience with its BIM content management solution, Smart Browser, which had proved highly effective. “At Agacad I discovered the MEP Hangers toolset. It was a life-saver!”
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