Building with VDC
From office buildings to shopping centers, hospitals and residential development, BIM has already proven its potential across all stages of various building and civil projects. From early design to the production phase, coordination and overall efficiency can be substantially improved all with greater control of risk.
VDC Project Experience
University Medical Center
At the University Medical Center in New Orleans, BIM facilitated large scale multi-trade prefabrication for mechanical racks and patient bathrooms in order to meet aggressive schedule demands.
Good Samaritan Hospital, Dally Tower
At Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, Skanska used modeling and clash detection to map existing underground services and determine optimal tie-in points, avoiding open excavation and disruption to the hospital’s operations.
Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School
Skanska USA Building won the 2013 Build America award in the Building New category for Wasserstein Hall. By integrating the project schedule with the BIM model, the project team found opportunities to shorten schedule and save money.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Expansion
The Nemours Delaware project utilized BIM to prefabricate various building elements, such as mechanical racks, headwalls and bathroom pods, in an offsite warehouse. In addition to reducing schedule and cost, prefabrication enabled safer working conditions for the trades.
James B. Hunt Library
At James B. Hunt Library, barcodes were used to track fabrication and installation rates of the 800 curtain wall units. The project team linked the barcode information to the BIM model to facilitate coordination, sequencing and scheduling of the installation.
eBay Mega Data Center
At eBay Mega Data Center in Utah, the project team integrated the BIM model with the plant’s building maintenance and automation systems. As a result, it is now used as a portal to obtain information and statistics on every piece of equipment in the facility.
Highway 78, Brawley Bypass
Highway 78 utilized BIM for 3D modeling, quantity takeoff and machine guidance. This enabled the team to complete the job with fewer errors, greater efficiency and reduced labor costs.
Catskill/Delaware UV Water Treatment Plant
By connecting the model to the schedule, the extended project team could easily understand the sequence of construction activities for this very complex water treatment project for the New York City Department of Environmental Projection.