I am excited to share highlights with you from a BIM and Facilities Management (FM) event that we attended: Building Information Modeling (BIM) Roundtable, BIM for FM: MaineGeneral Medical Center.
The event was hosted by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the new BSA Space on 290 Congress Street in Boston. The BIM roundtable event profiled the MaineGeneral Medical Center, a 649,000 SF healthcare project in Augusta, Maine.
The new hospital will replace and consolidate numerous other regional and community hospitals. The project includes 193 beds, and many other procedure and treatment rooms. Patient move day is scheduled for February 1, 2014. The construction cost is set at $215MM, validated target cost is $250MM, and project cost is $312MM, including the hospital equipment.
The project stakeholders are utilizing the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, with a three-part agreement. IPD complements the advantages and benefits of BIM-based processes and technologies, and vice versa, driving new forms of value-creation, aligning performance and savings incentives, and unlocking new efficiencies through cooperation, collaboration, and communication across team members, project partners, trade contractors, and other participants.
In the MaineGeneral Medical Center project with IPD, BIM is a contract document, complementing the traditional contract documents such as the contracting requirements, specifications, and contract drawings. The team is utilizing coordination BIM and fabrication BIM for submittals and shop drawings, which is useful for efficiently and effectively coordinating complex scopes of work such as the potential med walls with numerous systems and services.
MaineGeneral Medical Center is also leveraging Vela Field Management (VFM) for field management programs, such as quality, safety, and environmental field management, such as Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and for Field BIM.
Additionally, the IPD team is using field management to manage, track, and task the construction, commissioning, and handover of key systems, equipment, and components. A bar code is affixed to each piece of equipment or component, linking the physical equipment to its corresponding equipment record to its corresponding BIM object. Then, the team is first performing quality, safety, and commissioning checks, tests, and procedures, such as functional performance tests, second documenting as-installed or record information, such as serial numbers and start-up dates, and third attaching key documents, such as O&M manuals and warranties.
Field BIM democratizes BIM, enabling new and unique BIM-based workflows between field personnel in the field and at the point-of-construction, where the work is put place, and the job trailer and office – BIM is no longer limited to the select group of highly-trained and technologically-savvy BIM experts and VDC engineers.
Presenters at the BIM Roundtable:
- Adam Troidl, Construction Manager, MaineGeneral Medical Center
- Laura Klock Herbert, Associate, TRO|Jung Brannen
- Kim Woodbury, Product Manager, Tivoli
- Robins & Morton
- HP Cummings Construction Company
- BVH Integrated Services
- SMRT, Inc.
Co-chairs of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA BIM Roundtable are:
- Luciana Burdi
- Erik Sanford LEED AP
The BIM Roundtable is part of the Professional Practice Commission.
The objective of the roundtable is to provide a forum for professionals to explore Building Information Modeling (BIM), a software approach designed to increase productivity in building design and construction. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA BIM Roundtable Meetings are free and open to all.
For more information and to RSVP for future BIM Roundtable events, you can go to the BSA website and sign up to receive committee alerts by email. New resources and file areas and a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Roundtable Chat area will be also available at a future date.