Whether it’s clash detection, an expedited project delivery process, fewer change orders, increased collaboration or optimized MEP systems design, building information modeling continues to prove its worth. Just like any new technology, building information modeling – even with its plethora of design, efficiency and collaboration benefits – is steadily progressing through the timely process of fuller market penetration. However, experts see the 3D modeling software as having recently reached a key stage in its global implementation. This article will address BIM as Mechanical Design Tool, Managing the BIM Workflow, BIM in Action, Software Updates and The future of BIM. After reading the article, attendees will be able to understand the benefits and limitations of different energy modeling software packages and their compatibility issues with BIM and be informed of the latest technological updates to MEP BIM software and visualization programs.