Coordination of steel and shell packages complete at DD

Facility name: North Florida Regional Medical Center

Project name: NRFLMC-032018M-South Tower Vertical Expansion
Project classification: Hospital – Vertical Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3091600012
Lesson Learned number: 49
Impact: Schedule, Quality

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

During the EDI process it was decided by the integrated team to start BIM processes after the completion of the steel shop drawings.  This decision was based primarily on avoiding rework of possible changes due to misc steel and bracing and any changes that may occur during design up until the ERP steel package.  This allowed for two additional months compared to pulling from hanger setting and prefab which would have resulted in the coordinating starting later.  The net effect however was that the BIM coordination took longer than expected and the project resulted in having BIM signed off model just in time for prefab and embed coordination.

Two main root causes involve the contractual requirements for multiple bids on steel asbuilts necessary for the steel shops and the steel shop review process coming still late in the process compared to ideal.  The ideal time for steel shops to be complete is closer to DD.  This would allow BIM coordination (re: MEP and electrical) to occur prior to CD’s being complete.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Emphasize the locking of the steel and shell packages by DD.

Actions Taken / Current Status

See attached Process Improvement Memo #3 regarding new steel procurement process.

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