Company Spotlight: MagiCAD

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Credit: MagiCAD

Company Spotlight does exactly what it says on the proverbial tin. Learn all about the history, BIM journey and latest Building Information Modelling developments of some of the industry’s most-recognised names. MEP Building Information Modelling service provider and BIM Show Live 2015 Gold Sponsor MagiCAD are the latest name to let you know about their past, present and future.

Where BIM makes a difference

When looking at projects carried out using BIM methods, it is very evident how construction projects have benefited from BIM: through significant time and cost savings, and easier and more reliable information exchange processes.

For this purpose we offer MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD, a BIM solution for ventilation, heating, cooling, piping, sprinkler and electrical design, as well as for indoor climate control and energy-efficiency optimisation. The key unique offering MagiCAD has in this field is the ability to model, design, analyse and coordinate in a single software environment. Since its initial release in 1998, MagiCAD has become the de facto standard in building services design among engineering consultancies and contractors in the Nordic countries where BIM is employed in practically all larger public and private construction projects. MagiCAD has been the number one choice of MEP software there for almost a decade.

So far, MagiCAD BIM solutions have been used in tens of thousands of projects across the world, recent ones including, for instance, some of China‘s latest skyscraper projects, the Slussen underground transportation hub in central Stockholm, Africa’s largest construction project Mohammadia Mega Mosque in Algeria, and one of the world’s most advanced BIM projects at the moment, the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital in Sweden.

“In each of these projects, MagiCAD saved significant amounts of time and money during construction and installation when the building services systems had been modelled from the start with real products, checked for MEP and building fabric clashes, calculated and tested before the actual work began on site,” comments Rob Harmer, Technical Manager for MagiCAD in the UK and Ireland.

“Needless to say, this creates a much more reliable project coordination environment as well as easier building and construction processes that are more likely to be executed as planned.”

MagiCAD is being adopted in the UK at an increasing pace, and more and more UK companies are contacting us for MEP BIM solutions. Very recently, Pick Everard stated in an article on the Chartered Institute of Building website that they had adopted MagiCAD for their MEP design needs using Revit and are experiencing great results.

The key to successful BIM is local content and support services together with proven and mature BIM design technology. In the UK, MagiCAD offers local technical development, technical support and training services to ensure this market sector is kept at the leading edge of services design and information modelling. MagiCAD customers also gain a comprehensive set of ready-made, UK-specific content in accordance with the British and European standards for MEP design. To truly begin reaping the benefits of BIM, market-specific intelligent content that adheres to local standards is a necessity.

“You will meet us also at BIM Show Live again this year. We have made a point of being there from the first year since we consider it one of the key forums in the UK and Europe for BIM-related discussion and debate,” says Rob.

“Come and meet us there at Stand 5 near the ‘Tech Stage’ and see MagiCAD perform some BIM magic!”

Find out more about MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD