Figure 3. Traditional MEP trades conflict resolution process using light tables and transparent overlays. Each trade uses different color to cloud the conflicting areas. This process is outdated and is being replaced by the BIM process.
After having spent a considerable amount of time with general contractors discussing the state of the design and construction industry, there appears to be more questions than answers.
Can we differentiate between design and coordination?
According to the standard contract documents, coordination is the arrangement of components to fit within local three-dimensional space within which those components are shown on the contract documents.
Would the acceptance of this definition solve the problem of the costs associated with the increased in the complexity of the coordination?
Contractor’s response: NO