Elk Grove High School

95,000 sq. ft.
Santa Barbara, CA
2020 — 2022

The Elk Grove Union High School's campus spans 43 acres. Constructed in 1964, the latest modernization was in 1999. The campus comprises 23 permanent and 37 relocatable buildings, accommodating 94 classrooms. Almost all relocatable facilities were at least 20 years old. The key aim of the EGHS campus' upgrade is to bring its facilities in line with those of newer high school campuses within the District. Some other goals included enhancing the learning environments to meet current and upcoming tech requirements.

During the modernization project, VEC assisted in creating a two-story building at the intersection of Elk Grove-Florin Road and Valley Oak Lane. It features thirty classrooms, department offices, and restrooms. In order to maximize the number of classrooms, anddue to the facility's limited space, VEC's biggest challenge was ensuring the mechanical and plumbing systems worked properly.

Our experts worked on this education construction project from 2020–2023 and provided mechanical BIM & VDC services for the Elk Grove Union High School. Such services covered constructability review and routing optimization, prefabrication planning, 3D mech modeling and coordination, and the creation of shop/installation drawings. VEC was instrumental in helping realize issues that could appear on-site and proposed efficient buildable solutions.

First, we created markups, optimized routings, and clarified general design. Then, our prefabrication activities helped redefine the project delivery and scheduling. We performed 3D mechanical modeling after analyzing contract drawings, determining installation approaches, and choosing necessary materials. VEC’s tech specialists ensured the proper capturing of critical data while coordinating 3D mechanical models and developed accurate shop and installation drawings that field workers utilized on-site.

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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With high-quality mechanical BIM services, our professional team became integral to upgrading the Elk Grove Union High School's campus. We greatly assisted in creating environments that encourage participation, stimulate inventiveness, and enrich education.
After thoroughly reviewing the available drawings and specifications, VEC’s experts created thorough buildable models and construction shop drawings.
Our team assisted the client in prefabrication processes, which improved cost performance and promoted better safety on the construction site.
By establishing effective collaboration, we helped avoid productivity issues, which allowed other teams to start the construction process faster.

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