BIM-based IPD is an innovative healthcare project of Sutter Medical Center (also known as SMCCV and Eden) situated in Castro Valley, USA. The center is scheduled to be delivered 30% faster than other comparable healthcare projects in California which requires implementation of lean construction principles and technologies like BIM.
During the project, the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team used to meet regularly to compare modeled building information. For example, in the detailed design coordination phase, the coordination process involved reviewing all the individual disciplinary models floor by floor.
All the firms involved in the project, used the solutions in which they have the best expertise. The models were being developed together so that the MEP engineer and detailer were working in sync on the same model and so are the architects and contractors. So that the building information in the models is reliable and the team can accurately extract automated quantity takeoffs whenever they are needed.
Tekla Structures is a tool that enables reinforced steel to be part of this process. Tekla structures give us the ability to quickly and accurately reveal and communicate conflicts with design, constructability issues and clashes with other trades. The ability to have experienced and successful people from different disciplines come together builds trust, develops innovation and brings to realization the value added to every project willing to focus on the customer’s expectations and goals.
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