For engineers who design in BIM/CAD, manufacturer-provided content is often considered the best option because the data embedded within the content is unique to the characteristics of the product and system. This allows the engineer to actually visualize a system’s installation or a model’s performance within a building before construction even begins.


When designing with PEX piping systems, engineers can enlist the experts at Uponor who know our product inside and out to ensure the system takes every advantage of the flexible, durable pipe — whether you’re planning for PEX plumbing, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, pre-insulated pipe or fire sprinkler systems.


Here are three tips you’ll learn when you register for the ASHRAE BIM/CAD Trends for PEX Piping Systems webinar led by Mike Rivers, CPD, and manager for Uponor Design Services. The free webinar is May 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET.


1. Manufacturer-provided content is important when designing a PEX piping system

Manufacturer-provided content ensures the system takes advantage of the unique features of PEX, such as the flexibility of the product. This content also takes into consideration the challenges, such as expansion and contraction of the pipe.


2. Trends in BIM/CAD for commercial PEX piping systems.

There are many software options today for creating accurate MEP models that can be exported into Autodesk® Navisworks® for proper routing of pipes, ducts and system  component placement.


3. The future of manufacturer-provided content is bright.

In the past few years, BIM/CAD software has armed architectural engineers with a tool not only for designing a structure effectively, but also for predicting system performance  prior to construction and for monitoring performance throughout a structure’s life.


If you want to learn more before the webinar on May 9 at 2 p.m. ET, read the article titled, “Quality BIM/CAD Content for PEX Piping Systems”.