Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

370,000 sq. ft.
Norfolk, Virginia
2019 — 2021

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) aimed to expand access to mental health services due to the community's increasing need for extra behavioral health services. The purpose of constructing the new Medical Tower II was to provide an inpatient mental health program and hospital-based outpatient clinics. The facility features 60 private inpatient beds, behavioral and specialty clinic facilities, a multi-sensory room, comfortable lounge areas for families, a rooftop recreation space, and a healing garden.

Designed to facilitate family-centered care and engage parents, this 14-story pediatric psychiatric hospital and outpatient center will offer patients a unique experience. As a reliable BIM & VDC partner, VEC was involved in the early project stages. Our team's key task was coordinating with other contractors effectively and meeting client expectations regarding budget and schedule.

Electrical BIM & VDC

Our electrical BIM & VDC services cover power, lighting, and telecom system modeling. Also, the VEC team created a thorough BIM Execution Plan and shared it with all stakeholders to provide them with the correct understanding and management of relevant BIM deliverables.

Meanwhile, 3D systems’ models are vital to ensure their proper performance after construction due to the opportunity to detect and eliminate clashes quickly. That also strengthens project coordination as all parties get these 3D models and realize how the systems will be constructed on-site. After all, creating a unique environment that will offer student-centered learning is only possible with valuable BIM data and efficient cooperation between all contractors.

Civil Underground

VEC’s specialists deliver exceptional civil underground services for this educational project. They encompass various tasks such as 3D modeling, project management, BIM coordination, civil underground wet & dry (VDC), and onsite technology work. We have effectively utilized BIM software solutions such as Revitzo, Revit, and Navisworks throughout the project.

Our experts promptly document all design-related issues using PDF Markups and propose relevant solutions, including fittings and pipe length adjustments. Besides, we have created installation drawings to ensure accurate implementation in alignment with the plans. Lastly, our team performed essential tasks such as 3D laser-scanning, reporting on deviations from the current conditions, developing as-built models and drawings, identifying clashes, etc.

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3D models designed by VEC experts for this 380,000-square-foot hospital facility helped build modern settings for individual and group therapy and create an environment embracing the unique needs of children. The VEC Team is proud to have participated in constructing such an excellent project with sustainable materials and an innovative patient-centered design, which helps offer a new level of mental health care.
VEC provided continuous feedback, which allowed all contractors to move towards the most cost-effective solution to satisfy project needs.
Aside from being a state-of-the-art healthcare building, the Medical Tower II represents CHDK’s sustainability efforts.
Many rooms and power systems, including electrical rooms and a chiller plant, were built using prefabrication, which led to significant time and cost savings.

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