metaTGA: a chance for BIM in the field of MEP

Stefan Hauer, Julian Murschetz, Aurelien Bres, Andreas Sporr, Michael Monsberger

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The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is becoming more and more state-of-the-art in the construction and real estate industries. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) has a major part in this field. The quality of MEP in the planning and the construction phase of a building is crucial for energy consumption and human comfort within the building. To benefit from the advantages of the BIM methodology, a high-quality data model is needed to ensure the availability of necessary information of a complete life cycle of a building. The Austrian research project metaTGA provides solutions for high-quality data models. The paper will provide information about: how do MEP openBIM data models need to look like? What are the major development steps of these models? How are they applied in a BIM project including first practical feedback? How does the process support quality measures for BIM projects?.

Translated title of the contributionDas Forschungsprojekt metaTGA: eine Chance für BIM im Bereich der Technischen Gebäudeausrüstung
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345 - 351
Number of pages7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2020
EventBauSIM 2020: 8. Deutsch-Österreichische IBPSA Konferenz - Technische Universität Graz, Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 23 Sep 202025 Sep 2020


  • MEP BIM model development
  • MEP standardization
  • collaborative work within BIM
  • collaborative work within BIM
  • Technical standards
  • General

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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