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Revit MEP 1

30 Clock Hours 18 Days 30 AIA LUs

Online Dates

Grading Option






This the first of two online Revit MEP engineering courses using the Revit MEP tools. Using a real-world, project based , we will design and model mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, piping and electrical systems. This course will focus on creating a 3D model of the MEP systems, and applying workflow strategies for the efficient use of Revit MEP.

The objective of this online Revit MEP course is to teach designers, engineers, architects and contractors how to apply Revit MEP and to enhance their understanding of how MEP BIM is important in the construction industry.

Your instructor is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and is a practicing MEP Engineering Professional who uses Revit MEP on a daily basis. This course will focus on creating a 3D Revit MEP model and working drawings required by their clients. Using a project based setting, we will design HVAC, plumbing, piping and electrical systems in Revit MEP. In the second Revit MEP course, we create sheets and annotations necessary to finish deliverable drawings.

Just like what occurs in the MEP engineering office, you will be provided source Revit files, which you will use to start your Revit MEP project. You will be provided videos which will guide you through the learning process. There will be quizzes relating to your project as well as to your reading assignments. There will be discussion forums in which you will be participating. There will be regular progress submissions of the work you completed and there will also be 1:1 time with your instructor.

What Is BIM (Building Information Modeling)? and What Is Revit?

Learning Objectives

  • Create MEP systems using Revit MEP for the use of construction documents and construction coordination.
  • Implement workflow strategies in Revit MEP for efficient use of the software.
  • Produce construction documents from the model file.
  • Demonstrate worksharing and how it can be implemented for larger projects.

AutoDesk Certification Objectives


  • Link Revit models
  • Copy levels and set up monitoring
  • Create floor plans
  • Use Worksets
  • Resolve Coordination Review Errors


  • Differentiate system and component families
  • Edit Family Connectors
  • Create a new family type


  • View models
  • Apply view templates
  • Create detail views
  • Plumbing: Create a plumbing view


  • Electrical: Add and modify receptacles
  • Electrical: Add and modify panels
  • Electrical: Create and modify circuits
  • Electrical: Add and modify lighting fixtures
  • Electrical: Add and modify switches
  • Electrical: Create and modify lighting circuits

MODELING (Continued)

  • Electrical: Create and modify switching circuits
  • Electrical: Add and modify conduit
  • Electrical: Use cable trays
  • Mechanical: Add and use mechanical equipment
  • Mechanical: Add and modify air terminals
  • Mechanical: Add and modify ducts
  • Mechanical: Add and modify return ducts
  • Mechanical: Add and modify duct accessories and fittings
  • Plumbing: Add and modify fixtures
  • Plumbing: Add and modify piping
  • Plumbing: Add and use plumbing equipment
  • Plumbing: Create a plumbing system
  • Plumbing: Add and modify pipe accessories
  • Electrical: Add and modify switch systems
  • Electrical: Create Distribution System
  • Electrical: Add and modify security devices
  • Electrical: Add and modify wiring
  • Electrical: Generate automatic wire layouts
  • Mechanical: Add and modify placeholder duct
  • Mechanical: Define a duct system
  • Mechanical: Work with spaces
  • Electrical: Work with Spaces



  • Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
  • BIM 101 and BIM 201 or equivalent work experience (with instructor approval).



  • Competency in reading and writing English
  • All course training is in English. That includes oral, written, media-based and other administrative communication.

Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.


Software (Required)

  • Revit

Textbook (Recommended)

  • Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP
  • For International Students, VDCI does not ship textbooks internationally. Please click here to obtain the ISBN number and order the book from Amazon in your home country.

Can I work at my own pace?

Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course syllabus.



Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.

Discussion Forums

There are two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.

The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.

The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade.  Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:55pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.

VDCI Student Lounge

The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.

Course Lessons

Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.

Lesson 1 - Equivalent of seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin by learning the MEP interface and use copy monitor to link in architectural elements.

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of seven (7) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin to model HVAC components.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of eight (8) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin to model Plumbing components.

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of eight (8) On-Site Clock Hours
Students begin to model Electrical components.


Online Course Start Dates

Please click here to see the online course schedule. Online courses begin every three weeks, on a Friday and are 18-days long.

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