MEP Blogs

Browse guides, articles and videos featuring best practices about designing 2D/3D MEP systems, performing takeoff or generating estimates and increasing your profits as an MEP contractor.

  • Trimble Bridges the Gap Between MEP Design and Fabrication Departments with New Trimble Connect Application

    Trimble Bridges the Gap Between MEP Design and Fabrication Departments with New Trimble Connect Application

    Connect2Fab Digitizes and Transforms MEP Prefabrication and Fabrication Workflows

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  • Why the Future of Estimating is Subscription

    Why the Future of Estimating is Subscription

    Find out why companies are shifting to SaaS solutions and what the main differences between a permanent (perpetual) software licence and a subscription software licence are.

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  • Reconstructing the industry with digital solutions, prefabrication

    Reconstructing the industry with digital solutions, prefabrication

    Construction stakeholders need to upskill, adopt key technology solutions, and keep pace with each other to minimise disruptions and benefit from modern approaches

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  • Can You Afford Outdated Content? Probably Not.

    Can You Afford Outdated Content? Probably Not.

    In business, a decision based on incorrect information can have far-reaching consequences for an organization.

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  • Trimble Introduces Connected Model-Based Estimating Workflow for Mechanical Piping and Electrical Contractors

    Trimble Introduces Connected Model-Based Estimating Workflow for Mechanical Piping and Electrical Contractors

    Direct connectivity between Trimble’s SysQue and Estimation MEP software improves MEP collaboration and project execution

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  • Structure and standards in BIM: an absolute necessity

    Structure and standards in BIM: an absolute necessity

    BIM promises a future where all parties can collaborate by sharing project information from initial design through costing, build, delivery and ongoing operations. According to Trimble MEP’s Charles M

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  • Cooper Electrical Construction Company Sets The Standard For Prefabrication Accuracy and Efficiency  with Trimble SysQue

    Cooper Electrical Construction Company Sets The Standard For Prefabrication Accuracy and Efficiency with Trimble SysQue

    Amidst the challenges posed by shrinking project schedules and fierce competition in the marketplace, Cooper relies on prefabrication and Lean Construction methods to rise above the pack of its compet

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  • Trimble and MSUITE to Optimize MEP Contractors’ Prefabrication Processes with Connected Workflows

    Trimble and MSUITE to Optimize MEP Contractors’ Prefabrication Processes with Connected Workflows

    Trimble and MSUITE announced today a collaboration to provide Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) contractors with optimized prefabrication workflows via software and data connectivity.

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  • Trimble and PypeServer Introduce Integration to Streamline Fabrication Workflows for Piping Projects

    Trimble and PypeServer Introduce Integration to Streamline Fabrication Workflows for Piping Projects

    Trimble and PypeServer are streamlining piping and plumbing contractors’ fabrication workflows by providing an integration between Trimble® SysQue® detailing software and PypeServer® software.

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  • Trimble Introduces SysQue v8.3, with powerful enhancements and new features that digitize MEP workflows

    Trimble Introduces SysQue v8.3, with powerful enhancements and new features that digitize MEP workflows

    Trimble is excited to announce the release of SysQue version 8.3, a feature-packed release for MEP contractors that introduces brand new functionality.

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  • Stabicad feature spotlight - Working faster with the Nodesolver

    Stabicad feature spotlight - Working faster with the Nodesolver

    As a Trimble BIM Consultant, I support customers in the development of BIM projects by sharing knowledge and giving advice. I do this either in individual or group sessions, or via the helpdesk. Knowl

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  • Win More With SaaS Estimating and Project Management Solutions [UK only]

    Win More With SaaS Estimating and Project Management Solutions [UK only]

    We explore how SaaS allows MEP contractors to effectively power boost their everyday bidding and estimating process to secure more jobs.

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  •  Bid, Win, Deliver with Trimble’s new Cloud-Hosted  Estimating Bundles

    Bid, Win, Deliver with Trimble’s new Cloud-Hosted Estimating Bundles

    MILTON KEYNES (UK), July 1, 2021 — Trimble MEP launches Total Estimating and Total Estimating+, all-in-one subscription packages for MEP estimators and project managers in the cloud.

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  • How to Mitigate Price Volatility with Managed Pricing Services

    How to Mitigate Price Volatility with Managed Pricing Services

    In this article, Trimble MEP explores the challenges that such instability can present and how a reliable pricing data service could help.

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  • Frequent Product Price Changes are Creating Extra Risk for MEP Contractors

    Frequent Product Price Changes are Creating Extra Risk for MEP Contractors

    In the world of construction, material prices can be unpredictable, presenting MEP contractors with a potential headache. In this article, we explore the challenges and how pricing services can help.

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  • Virtual Instructor Led Training courses - all MEP products

    Virtual Instructor Led Training courses - all MEP products

    We started giving Virtual Instructor Led Training courses in 2020. Read more about why we started, what other people's experiences are and how you can sign up for them.

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  • CIBSE verification launch for Stabicad

    CIBSE verification launch for Stabicad

    In order to support CIBSE in developing an independent software certification process, Trimble has worked closely with other industry design software providers, as part of CIBSE’s Digital Engineering

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  • Trimble joins buildingSMART’s Strategic Advisory Council

    Trimble joins buildingSMART’s Strategic Advisory Council

    Ever since 2004, Trimble has been a supporter of buildingSMART International and continues to show its commitment by now joining buildingSMART’s Strategic Advisory Council (SAC).

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  • Sustainability in MEP Design: What You Need to Know

    Sustainability in MEP Design: What You Need to Know

    Sustainability is a hot topic in construction design these days. But while this is an admirable goal, it turns out that actualizing a sustainable structure during the design phase is far from easy.

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  • 6 Ways BIM software can help plan and design wastewater and sewerage systems

    6 Ways BIM software can help plan and design wastewater and sewerage systems

    Bart van Es, Product Manager at Trimble MEP, explores six of the common challenges presented by a soil and waste system design.

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