Texas Instruments RFAB2

2,399,765 sq. ft.
Dallas, TX
2020 — 2021

Texas Instruments' new plant, RFAB2, is the client’s newest addition to a global manufacturing footprint producing billions of analog and embedded processing chips for vehicles, calculators, and industrial equipment. At the same time, this facility also demonstrates the customer's role in the industry-related efforts to increase chip-making capabilities in the United States. That is crucial because of coronavirus-era supply shortages. 

Thus, the project's key goal was to blend the new plant with RFAB1, another Texas Instruments manufacturing industrial structure. Inside, employees move 24/7 through the enormous clean room space to assist in a 400-step process turning 300-mm wafers into one of the world's most critical technologies. Also, RFAB2 is 30% larger than the first facility and took about two years to construct. When working on it, VEC experts found it challenging to ensure all systems would be installed correctly, which is essential for the proper performance of machinery.

VEC tech specialists participated in the Texas Instruments RFAB2 project in 2020-21. Here, our experienced team provided first-class electrical BIM & VDC services, covering 3D modeling of power, lighting, telecom, and security systems. So, as a reliable BIM partner, we stayed in close contact with M. C. Dean as an electrical contractor and Burns & McDonnell Engineering, Co. as a General contractor. The latter ones were also involved in the BIM process. 

We ensured coordination with the customer’s design team and other stakeholders during the project, mainly during the preconstruction and construction stages. And by using a modern BIM software tool, Revit, our experts could effectively analyze models of different building systems and define potential clashes before their installation. That helped us to confirm that each 3D model brought enough accuracy and was created based on the design.

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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Providing top-notch electrical BIM & VDC services allowed VEC to contribute to building such an up-to-date industrial facility and increasing the client’s operational efficiency. In turn, that would help Texas Instruments better support its customers and satisfy their needs.
With efficient BIM software, we could create a standardized data structure and ensure the opportunity to reuse data and eliminate conflicting points.
Our BIM specialists guaranteed correct field installation of all systems we modeled since all trades involved always had access to the latest project data.
By utilizing virtual design and construction technology, the VEC Team simulated various activities, leading to waste reduction and cost savings.

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