Development of EIR (Employer’s Information Requirement) & BEP (BIM Execution Plan).

The purpose of an EIR is to document the client’s information requirements and to establish their information management requirements. MMA have provided consultancy work to multiple clients to develop their EIRs, taking into account the project details and their own information management requirements.

The BIM Execution Plan (BEP) details the roles of those involved, meaning who is working on the project and what their individual responsibilities are and how they will deliver and manage digital information throughout the project. MMA develop an agreed BEP for all their BIM projects.

Coordination and Management of BIM model integration.

MMA coordinates and manages BIM model integration to EIR defined standards, working with Architects, Civil & Structural Engineers & other consultants. MMA ensures that the project is delivered according to the agreed BEP (BIM Execution Plan).

3D Laser Scanning

Our 3D laser scanning team led by Dr. Conor Dore delivers millimetre precision point clouds and BIM models of existing buildings & facilities. We carry out all scans with our own team, process the data in-house and develop full BIM models from the generated point clouds.

Typical scope of work for 3D laser scanning includes, inter alia;

* 3D scanning of existing building & facilities to generate as-built drawing in standard 2D and BIM format.

* 3D scanning of existing building & facilities to generate point clouds (& BIM models). This as-built data is then used to enable MEP (mechanical, electrical & process) design.

* 3D scanning is used during construction management to ensure the BIM Design model and constructed reality match.

MMA delivers this service through a combination of our in-house survey team and the use of BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ cloud-based software as part of our design and construction workflow.

By doing our own 3D laser scanning we remove the interface between the surveying company and the MEP designer.

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Design

MMA is one of the most experienced M&E consultancies in Ireland, having completed over 2000 projects since 1968.


* Design and develop complete MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Process) solutions for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial sectors.

* Building Control Amendment Regulations (BCAR). MMA can provide all the requirements for BCAR including the roles of PSDP (Project Supervisor Design Process), PSCS (Project Supervisor Construction Stage) and Assigned Certifier. MMA have an inhouse EHS Manager (Environmental Health & Safety Manager).

* LEED assessments

* NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building)

* MMA Consulting Engineers can import BIM models and other suitable models into dynamic simulation software (IES) to analyse energy data. We can test different Mechanical and Electrical design solutions and compare energy consumption & CO2 emissions. Using this technology, we can advise building owners at an early stage of their project as to the most advantageous design solutions.

* ATEX assessments


* Development of detailed MEP tender packages with detailed bills of quantities.

Standard and 4D Project scheduling

MMA Project Management and Scheduling team is led by Jim McMahon with over 25 years’ experience. MMA have a vast experience of Project Management and scheduling in the Commercial and Industrial sectors.

Construction management, Coordination and Quality Control

MMA have developed a data driven approach using Lean Management Principles to deliver an improved digitized workflow for design and construction.

Through a combination of MMA’s own inhouse survey team and BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ cloud-based software we can ensure the BIM Design model and constructed reality match.

The BIM & Scan AutoCorr™ software highlights all instances that are out of tolerance between the as-built point cloud (the output from the 3D scan) and the design model. The tolerance can be set according to the designer’s requirements.

MMA’s M&E designers review all highlighted areas and the M&E BIM model is adjusted accordingly to ensure that no clashes or re-work occur during the M&E installation.

The same approach can also be used to verify whether pipework, electrical components etc have been installed as per the design model.

6D BIM and Interoperability with Facilities Management Systems


MMA projects are delivered verified and validated to the COBie IFC requirements. Verification and validation of the model is essential to ensure that the same asset within the same facility (or any other facility) is recorded in the same way, therefore allowing the Facilities Management team to know they have the same pump in different locations, etc.

“COBie (Construction-Operations Building information exchange) is simply the setup and delivery of digital Facilities Management data during normal design and construction practises. It’s a lean methodology for capturing data and is a “contracted information exchange’ for building projects, to help get a facility up and running right away, at handover or occupation,” explains Dr Shawn O’Keeffe.

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model (ISO 16739:2013) describes building and construction industry data. It is a platform neutral, open file format specification that is not controlled by a single vendor or group of vendors. It is an object-based file format developed by buildingSMART to facilitate interoperability.

MMA Consulting Engineers co-wrote and published, with the inventor of COBie, Dr. Bill East, the widely acclaimed ‘Delivering Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) using Autodesk Revit’ book. It is a best practice guide as to attaining a consistent testable COBie output using Revit.