USF Steamline Replacement

157,000 sq. ft.
San Francisco, CA

Educational establishments are among the popular facilities VEC helps construct. Our team understands how crucial it is for universities, colleges, and similar institutions to provide students with the appropriate infrastructure for studying, researching, relaxing, etc. Thus, we found it exciting to help the University of San Francisco (USF) with its steamline replacement project on the lower campus. 

The client aimed to excavate the current steamline infrastructure and replace and repave Welch Field and other nearby pathways. They involve the lower portion of the Gleason lawn and the north & south footpaths. During the project, the most significant challenge for VEC was to guarantee high-quality services despite the university continuing its work and activities.

Our specialists worked on that steamline maintenance/replacement project for the USF lower campus in 2022. Here, we provided onsite quality control and mechanical BIM & VDC services.

Onsite Technology

With robust 3D laser scanning, VEC’s experts brought clarity to the project. By streamlining the process, our experienced team could assess the current situation properly and identify clashes and other potential issues. Besides, laser scanning technology allowed for accurate and precise capturing of the existing space conditions. That, in turn, enables trades to continue a strategic movement through the particular space to meet all project requirements.

Mechanical and Plumbing BIM & VDC

When it comes to mechanical BIM & VDC services, we prioritized the installers’ needs during all design stages, including 3D model creation, coordination, and drawings production. Therefore, our experts provided top-notch constructability markups and routing optimizations to create relevant buildable models and drawings. Meanwhile, with prefabrication planning, we could help the customer save resources during the replacement process.

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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By providing our onsite quality control and mechanical VDC services, we guaranteed excellent cooperation among all trades and helped everyone make necessary decisions on time. Thus, VEC contributed to constructing a well-equipped place for students and their activities. 
Besides innovative design and sustainable materials, our laser scanning services helped create up-to-date student infrastructure.
We delivered the project on time and within the previously established budget since we could eliminate the need for rework.
The team minimized productivity obstacles, leading to benefits like reduced costs in prefabrication planning and more efficient material handling.
VEC brought optimization opportunities for routing, which allowed for advancing the field and driving higher efficiency.
Our BIM & VDC specialists assisted USF in becoming among the neighborhood's most famous landmarks, which brought their mission goals to a new level.

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