After moving into its new Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in 2015, our client continued their expansion westward across a complex and congested site. Thus, they decided to construct the campus of tomorrow to manage their platform capabilities and better connect to their data centers around the globe. Apart from abating and demolishing five existing buildings and a public park, the project also involved some offsite work.
The new 457, 000 sq. ft. facility for our confidential customer features a 4-story office building and 235, 378 sq. ft. 8-story parking with one underground level, including design-build MEP systems. It also includes collaborative office space, conference halls, and cafes. The open space enabled architects to create different floor plans weaved throughout the building. When working on this campus project, the most significant task for VEC experts was to create robust 3D system models considering all site specifics and keeping the project’s square footage in mind.
VEC tech specialists assisted in building the client’s campus from 2019–2020. Our experienced team provided high-quality mechanical and electrical VDC services, including 3D power and lighting system modeling. As a reliable BIM partner, VEC cooperated closely with mechanical and electrical contractors to help them deliver the project on time and within budget.
By creating a detailed BIM Execution Plan, we made it possible to reduce clashes and eliminate conflicts between the various trades involved. They utilized our 3D models for analysis and prefabrication, which was critical to reduce project costs. Ultimately, our BIM and VDC services streamlined the project appropriately, allowing stakeholders to avoid different factors that typically affect productivity.
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.
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.
"It's amazing how fast and how much the bluff has receded over the last year. To capture and analyze this data opens my eyes to what this technology can be used for."
"It was a pleasure working alongside AECOM to analyze the corrosion of the bluff using Laser scanning Technology and Drone Photogrammetry. The data we captured is essential as it will provide insight into the stability and safety of the bluff."