Revit – MEP – Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAD 228

       Course Name: Revit – MEP – Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CAD 220 or consent of instructor

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course in BIM Technologies for Revit will focus on HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Systems.  Topics include working with linked architectural files, piping systems and fire protection systems, electrical components, circuits, cable tray and conduits, annotating construction documents and creating schedules.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. To actively communicate building information using Revit (Computer Aided Design) for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems of building structures and vocabulary studied.
  2. To demonstrate an understanding of computer aided design for MEP in contemporary building information models through written and lab class work.
  3. To demonstrate MEP concepts in Revit through responding to basic questions.
  4. To illustrate reading comprehension in Revit MEP through answering relevant questions on mechanical and electrical selections.
  5. To learn and apply MEP modeling, documenting and work sharing concepts, methods, tools and commands with Revit Architecture for building design, construction documentation and presentation purposes.
  6. Develop a Warehouse Building Model with fire protection sprinkler system.
  7. Student will compose and model building information (CAD drawings) using Revit MEP computer system and present as a portfolio.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

See D2L

  • Introduction to Autodesk Revit MEP, its interface,
  • Working with linked architectural files
  • Creating and modifying views
  • Understanding Autodesk Revit MEP systems in general
  • Creating spaces and zones
  • Analyzing heating and cooling loads
  • Working with HVAC module to add air terminals, mechanical equipment systems
  • Working with the Piping module to add mechanical equipment
  • Working with fixtures, piping systems, and analysis tools in the Plumbing module
  • Working with fire protection systems
  • Working with components, circuits, cable tray, and conduits in the Electrical module
  • Creating and annotating construction documents
  • Adding tags and creating schedules
  • Detailing in Autodesk Revit MEP

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments by informing the class accordingly.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture demonstration of drawing techniques with a hands on focus emphasizing the solution of drawing problems.


Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Drawings will be graded according to standard drawing conventions provide on assignment sheets, notes and handouts.  Late submissions will incur a 10% late fee.

A 90%
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F Below 60%
Attendance 10%

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.