CAD and BIM for Electrical Systems and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)


The Electrical Systems and MEP Corporate Training program is designed to provide industry professionals and experienced individuals with advanced knowledge and skills in Electrical Systems and MEP disciplines. This comprehensive course aims to enhance participants' expertise in designing, planning, and implementing efficient and sustainable MEP systems within corporate and industrial settings. The hands-on experience with CAD and BIM tools will equip them to tackle real-world challenges effectively and contribute to the overall success of MEP projects.


10 days

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced engineers, architects, and project managers working in the construction and building services industry.
  • Individuals interested in enhancing their career prospects within the corporate and industrial sectors.
  • Professionals seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge in Electrical Systems and MEP.

Course Objectives:

  • Equip participants with an in-depth understanding of Electrical Systems and MEP principles.
  • Enhance participants' capabilities to design, manage, and optimize MEP systems for various corporate and industrial projects.
  • Provide hands-on experience with industry-standard CAD and BIM tools used in MEP design and coordination.
  • Foster collaboration and effective communication among multidisciplinary teams involved in MEP projects.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to CAD and BIM in MEP

  • Introduction to the Training Program
  • Importance of CAD and BIM in Modern Construction
  • Overview of MEP Systems and their Integration
  • Role of Electrical Systems in MEP
  • Benefits and Challenges of CAD and BIM in MEP

Module 2: BIM Software for MEP: Tools and Techniques

  • Introduction to BIM Software for MEP
  • Navigating the BIM Interface
  • Creating and Editing Electrical Components in BIM
  • Clash Detection and Collaboration with Other Disciplines
  • Generating MEP Drawings and Reports
  • Best Practices for Efficient BIM Workflow in MEP

Module 3: Electrical System Design in CAD

  • Introduction to Electrical System Design in CAD
  • Creating Schematic Diagrams
  • Designing Panel Layouts and Distribution Boards
  • Developing Wiring and Cable Tray Layouts
  • Annotating and Dimensioning Electrical Drawings

Module 4: Lighting and Illumination Design

  • Introduction to Lighting Design in MEP
  • Types of Lighting Fixtures and their Applications
  • Calculating Illumination Levels and Lighting Requirements
  • Placing and Configuring Lighting Fixtures in BIM
  • Simulating Daylighting and Energy Efficiency in BIM

Module 5: Power Distribution and Load Calculations

  • Basics of Power Distribution Design
  • Load Calculation Methods and Considerations
  • Designing Substations and Switchgear Layouts
  • Integrating Power Distribution Designs in BIM
  • Coordination with Other MEP Disciplines for Load Balancing

Module 6: Fire Alarm and Security Systems

  • Introduction to Fire Alarm and Security Systems
  • Designing Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Implementing Access Control and CCTV Systems
  • Integrating Fire Alarm and Security Designs in BIM

Module 7: HVAC Systems Integration

  • Overview of HVAC Systems in MEP
  • Coordinating Ductwork and Electrical Layouts
  • Integrating HVAC Components and BIM Models
  • Collaborating with Mechanical Engineers for Efficient Systems

Module 8: Plumbing and Water Supply Systems

  • Introduction to Plumbing Systems in MEP
  • Designing Water Supply and Sanitary Systems
  • Coordinating Plumbing Layouts with Electrical and HVAC
  • Integrating Plumbing Designs in BIM

Module 9: Sustainable MEP Design and Energy Efficiency

  • Importance of Sustainable MEP Design
  • Energy Modeling and Simulation in BIM
  • Implementing Renewable Energy Systems
  • Designing for LEED and Green Building Standards

Module 10: Project Management for MEP and Case Studies

  • Effective project planning and scheduling for MEP projects.
  • Budgeting, cost estimation, and resource allocation.
  • Managing risks and uncertainties in MEP projects.
  • Real-world case studies showcasing successful MEP implementation in corporate projects.
  • Hands-on design and coordination projects using industry-standard CAD and BIM software.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.