The Rose Avenue K-5 school reconstruction project covers a two-story building with 23 general-purpose classrooms, 4 kindergarten classrooms, 1 kinder-flex, and 2 SDC classrooms. It also features a piano lab, library, makers room, administration offices, multipurpose rooms, playfields, hard courts, and support spaces, covering a total area of 58,347 sq. ft. The project consisted of two phases: Phase-1 required constructing new campus facilities on the existing play fields, and Phase-2 involved demolishing the old campus and building new play areas.
The key objective of this reconstruction was to create an up-to-date learning environment that would meet the Oxnard Union School District’s vision for success. Providing collaborative, reflective, and tech-rich spaces was crucial to support various learning modalities. The goal of this approach was to promote high-level cooperation between students and teachers. Due to the number of agile learning spaces with numerous connections, VEC’s biggest challenge was the development of mechanical and plumbing systems.
VEC’s experienced team participated in this education campus project from 2021–2022 and provided exceptional mechanical and plumbing BIM & VDC services. Our services included constructability review and routing optimization, prefabrication planning, 3D mech modeling and coordination, and shop and installation drawings development. All trade partners identified and resolved clashes quickly and efficiently thanks to our services.
In addition to creating robust 3D models of mechanical and plumbing systems, VEC’s tech specialists made necessary revisions due to the coordination process and BIM Execution Plan (BEP). Our team also produced well-detailed shop/installation drawings based on the relevant coordination models, which served as the basis of installation for the field team. Our skilled BIM & VDC experts maintained and updated BIM documentation following these changes.
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.
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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