Palcare Daycare Facility Renovation

Commercial Real Estate
6,200 sq. ft.
Burlingame, CA

Palcare is a non-profit school and childcare center serving over 200 families whose members work at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). It provides a new approach to flexible, nurturing education and care focused on children's development seven days a week. It features an outstanding faculty, a rich environment, modern educational practices, and active parent engagement.

The project had the aim to renovate and expand the facility to satisfy the demand for more extensive childcare and administrative areas. It was critical to meet the requirements and standards of specific authorities like the National Association for The Education of Young Children and the California Department of Education. The biggest task for VEC was providing appropriate 3D modeling services that would ensure further construction depending on the required codes.

The Palcare Daycare Facility Renovation took place in 2019. As a reliable BIM & VDC partner, VEC helped Palcare undergo renovation by providing our power, lighting, and HVAC system modeling services. When working on the project, our tech experts understood that bringing a convenient and cozy environment is vital for the children that would utilize the facility.

BIM technology allowed for better communication between the VEC team, the customer, the general contractor, and other contractors like Redwood Electric. 3D models designed by our specialists using Revit software helped identify and address early-stage clashes, also ensuring the appropriate coordination between all parties.

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 experienced VEC Team satisfied the need for expanded childcare and administrative spaces. Our tech specialists ensured compliance with this 6,200-square-foot facility in Burlingame, California, meeting all the necessary regulations and quality standards.
During the project, VEC experts provided each stakeholder with the necessary 3D models of power, lighting, and HVAC systems.
We helped the customer and other contractors understand how to construct these systems on-site and how they would work.
By providing the relevant BIM & VDC services, VEC contributed to creating an affordable, high-quality education and child care facility.

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