There are thousands of default space and equipment standards for healthcare planning in SEPS. The default spaces use the BIM objects. The BIM tools use the default spaces to automate the creation of project specific BIMs from data.
Medical equipment objects are the “ingredients” and BIM Templates are the “recipes” of what goes into room types defined by VA and DoD in SEPS. There are a fixed number of room types which can then be customized per project in SEPS to create infinite variations. Although the creation of BIM project rooms can be done manually by selecting medical equipment objects and placing them in a room, the power of data and BIM using SEPS is the automation of the BIMs. The result is there is a one to one match in what comes out of SEPS to what is in the BIM and the designer can spend more time on the more challenging task of resolving the design.
The SEPS database manages all the criteria for spaces and equipment. Changes to criteria happen on a constant basis. Now that SEPS is web enabled and accessible the data from the SEPS Master Tables can be used as the source of truth to drive BIM templates as well as project BIMs.
SEPS defines spaces and associated medical equipment in the criteria and then creates project specific output that can change the default values of spaces and associated equipment to support the needs of specific healthcare facilities.