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. In this case, the center would support the UVA’s mission to advance academic programs, prioritize patient experience, and train healthcare professionals. Such a 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. Meanwhile, its hospitality-inspired interiors look more like a modern hotel, which deprives patients of negative feelings associated with a typical clinical environment. Thus, the most significant challenge for VEC was to design 3D models with keeping each unique patient group in mind and help 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.