Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center

195, 000 sq. ft.
Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia (UVA) decided to design the Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center as a first-of-its-kind outpatient facility that offers patients high-quality orthopedic care. The center would support the UVA’s mission to advance academic programs, prioritize patient experience, and train healthcare professionals. This new medical building features operating rooms, skills labs, surgery simulations, extensive imaging services, and about 90 exam rooms for the university’s orthopedic specialties and consolidates all administrative functions.

The musculoskeletal center also provides access to nature as an integral part of enhancing the treatment process. Its hospitality-inspired interiors look more like a modern hotel, which alleviates patients' negative feelings associated with a typical clinical environment. The most significant task for VEC was to design 3D models while keeping each unique patient group in mind and helping create an environment suitable for all users.

VEC experts worked on this well-known healthcare project located in Charlottesville in 2020. For the 195,000-square-foot facility, we provided power and lighting system modeling services. With Revit software, our experienced team created all the required models. That allowed for first-class cooperation with the GC, Whiting-Turner, and other contractors, especially electrical.

Since the workstations in the Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center are designed to improve collaboration among care teams and satisfy different patient groups, VEC tech specialists found it critical to ensure that power systems would perform effectively after being constructed on-site. So, we created a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and shared it with all involved stakeholders to manage relevant deliverables effectively.

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 top-notch BIM & VDC services, the VEC Team was able to meet all the customer's requirements and thus contribute to constructing the outstanding musculoskeletal center. The facility offers the best possible care and provides comprehensive treatment for various patient groups using one convenient location. The Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center also demonstrates the outcomes of UVA's sustainable strategies and practices.
Our 3D models created for this 3-stories medical building were crucial for the robust healthcare design that would prioritize patient and staff experience.
The facility adopts efficient tactics for responsible water consumption, energy performance improvement, and carbon footprint reduction.
Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center enhances the neighborhood's beauty, which makes it a famous local landmark and one of the most attractive VEC projects.

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