Criterion employs the latest graphics and Building Information Model (BIM) tools to develop state of the art equipment drawings that can be fully integrated to the other building systems for coordination in various design phases. We have the capability to create 2D and 3D equipment icons using AutoCAD or Revit as required to meet client’s standards. This enables our clients to view room and equipment layouts in different viewing perspectives and generate equipment schedules automatically through embedded data in the model.


Criterion has an extensive equipment Revit family library and the capability to generate any medical equipment family up to Level of Development (LOD) 400. This level of detail, which typically includes dimensions, manufacturer data and model number, would allow the facility to utilize our BIM model for construction purposes.


Criterion’s team has in-depth knowledge of the clinical workflow in each clinical space, the functionality of each piece of equipment, and the interior architecture and code requirements (e.g. OSHPD, ADA, CBC) which are needed to provide a set of high quality equipment plans. Criterion is also experienced in working with architects to match all graphic/BIM standards to produce a cohesive set of drawings.


As the drawings continue to evolve through the design process, Criterion works closely with the design team to keep the drawings up to date by exchanging equipment models or drawings at close intervals as required by the project team. We also generate mark-up drawings of other disciplines for casework, furniture, ceiling and MEP coordination.


Once the equipment has been selected and finalized, the equipment plans are brought to the construction document level by specifying mounting locations for fixed equipment, and establishing a comprehensive equipment schedule for contractor installed items. The high level of detail in the equipment schedule helps the engineers, the agency reviewer and the contractor by consolidating all seismic and utility requirements into a drawing sheet, rather than reviewing large quantities of supplementary equipment cutsheets. Criterion is also familiar with the city, state, federal and OSHPD agency approval process and adheres to additional requirements, as necessary.