Got CMT? No? Got BIM? Yes? Then You Should Have CMT!
If you have not yet downloaded MCERF's Complexity Measurement Tool (the CMT) onto your BIM/Revit stations, you are missing an unparalled opportunity to take your virtual design for construction (VDC) to the next level! The CMT, a FREE Revit add-in, will allow you to visualize and quantify the amount of congestion and complexity in a designed space by generating heat maps whose colors and shadings change based on the amount of equipment or other objects in a given space. You can also export this information as data and use it to build data analytics and metrics for your jobs.
If you are attending MCAA 2018 in San Antonio, you can see the CMT in action and ask questions of the software's developer Brett Young (BuildingSP) during an 11 AM, Wednesday, March 28 session entitled Innovation for Virtual Design in Construction.
Still not convinced? Check out the accompanying CMT Video featuring industry stakeholders who not only helped develop the CMT but also use it on their projects.
The CMT is provided free for use by the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
MCERF's CMT enables MEP practitioners to engage in new and exciting forms of building information analysis. It can provide metrics to answer the following types of questions:
- How does congestion vary by project type?
- How does congestion grow during design, coordination, and construction?
- By what percentage do design models differ in routing from design through construction?
- How do project scope changes alter congestion and affect coordination?
- How does congestion vary down a corridor?
- Which strategies help manage the most challenging congestion?
- Which MEP congestion levels and characteristics support maintainability? Constructability?