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The expert authors relied on their years of experience to develop this exhaustive reference and tutorial. This perfectly paced book covers all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP, including interface, project setup and templates, worksharing, such mechanical concerns as building loads and ductwork, such electrical concerns as lighting and communications outlets, and such plumbing concerns as fixtures and water systems. The detailed book also features tips, tricks, and real-world exercises that only authors who use the software daily in a professional environment can know and explain. This revision covers all of Revit MEP’s new features and includes more advanced electrical and plumbing information.Part I explores the basics of the interface, how to create and use project templates, how to improve efficiency with worksharing and collaboration, how to generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more. Part II explores the mechanical side of Revit MEP. It includes chapters on creating logical air, water, and fire protection systems; evaluating building loads, including how to import and export gbxml (green building xml) files; placing air and water distribution equipment; duct routing and sizing; and mechanical pipe types, techniques, and connections. Part III covers the "E" in MEP and includes chapters on lighting, power receptacles and equipment, communication outlets and systems, and circuiting and panels. Part IV covers plumbing, including chapters on creating water systems, plumbing fixtures and their connectors, domestic water piping, and sanitary water piping. Part V explains how to best generate and model content. It includes chapters on solid modeling, creating symbols, using parameters, creating equipment, creating fixtures, and creating devices.The book will feature real-world sidebars and hands-on tutorials that reinforce the detailed discussions. Readers will be invited to download before-and-after tutorial files from the supporting web site so that they can jump into any tutorial and compare their finished work to the pros'.