BIM modeling on Early Design Involvement (EDI) projects

Facility name: Menorah Medical Center

Project name: MENORA-092018M-Bed Tower Expansion
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0972300007
Lesson Learned number: 3
Impact: Quality, Scope


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Incorporating BIM Modeling early in design was a huge benefit. Steel and beam sizes were changed based on needs arising from BIM coordination (not typical for traditional BIM process); the expectation of having a fully coordinated model was unrealistic; Menorah had a 70% coordinated model at CD; Wins:  rotated steel, changed structural geometry, stacked electrical room, OR walls

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Continue in the future; look at using BIM 360 Design for future projects; allowed trade partners to plan for prefabrication; EDI at its best, but is only possible with this leveling of modeling by the  MEP trade partners.


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