Kodiak Sciences Building 4

Life Science | Pharma
113,119 sq. ft.
Palo Alto, CA

Kodiak Sciences is among the leading biomedical companies developing novel treatments for patients with retinal disease. The customer aimed to expand by leasing large office buildings in Stanford Research Park and using them as their new corporate headquarters. Those new facilities would feature up-to-date research labs and office space, and play a critical role for Kodiak in ensuring scaled manufacturing of its therapeutics. 

Since Kodiak Sciences focuses on adding new approaches to designing and manufacturing next-generation retinal therapies, VEC's key challenge was meeting all of Kodiak's requirements. It was an exciting and challenging task for our team to develop 3D models that would guarantee the appropriate performance of lab equipment.

VEC experts worked on this life science project in 2021 and cooperated effectively with all contractors, most closely with Redwood Electric. For the 113,119-square-foot building in Palo Alto, our BIM & VDC specialists provided power, lighting, and telecom system modeling services intended to assist the client in the effective development of innovative therapeutics solutions. With Revit software, we created robust 3D models of these systems, allowing for improved coordination between all trades involved and facilitating the overall construction process. Our BIM & VDC services allowed us to successfully satisfy all of Kodiak Sciences’ requirements and helped them save significant costs.

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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The VEC Team is proud to have participated in such an innovative life science project and to have helped Kodiak Sciences create a state-of-the-art lab and office facility. Our contribution to this build will allow Kodiak to develop its therapeutics faster and fight against high-prevalence ophthalmic diseases more effectively.
Thanks to our 3D system modeling services, we assisted the client in ensuring that all equipment in research labs would perform appropriately.
VEC involvement was vital for the project since our tech experts showed all the required expertise to create high-quality 3D models.
We helped ensure that future Kodiak Sciences researchers and other employees would get a human-centered experience while working in this modern facility.

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