Building Information Modeling proves its worth whether it’s in offering clash detection, an expedited project delivery process, fewer change orders, increased collaboration or optimized MEP systems design. GRAPHISOFT has sponsored the creation of an educational article through Environmental Design and Construction Magazine (ED+C) that qualifies for both AIA and USGBC credits.


After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • Explain how building information modeling has become more appealing to engineers and how it enhances their ability to design and deliver more optimized MEP systems.
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of different energy modeling software packages and their compatibility issues with BIM.
  • Learn how architectural and engineering firms are creating and managing BIM content, and supporting a BIM workflow through training and infrastructure investment.
  • Be informed of the latest technological updates to MEP BIM software and visualization programs.

As a registered provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems and a USGBC Education Provider ED+C offers articles for education on a variety of industry skills and terms. Just read the full article and answer the 10 questions at the end, scoring an 80% or higher to earn 1.0 AIA-HSW-SD learning unit. For a 1 GBCI CE Hour credit toward LEED Professional credentialing maintenance – LEED Professionals can submit to Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) under the “Professional Development/Continuing Education” activity type in “My credentials” at For those who pass the quiz with a score of 80 percent, a certificate of completion will be emailed to you.


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