DPR Construction developed a lean modeling approach to delivering 3D
visualizations on site during construction of Arizona State University’s new USD
60 million business school in Tempe. The goal for this project was to generate
real-time virtual mock-ups from federated models to pave the way for 3D rolling
completion lists and punch list mark-up items.
The integrated platform of Bentley Navigator, AECOsim Building Designer,
MicroStation, and Project Wise generated and packaged sequential building
information models (BIMs) for field validation. The process eliminated
reproduction of drawings/spool sheets from the model, which reduced field
BIM labor time by 12 to 14 percent. Based on initial metrics, the labor reduction
translated into a 35 percent cost savings on BIM resources during construction.
Arizona State University New Business School
Tempe, Arizona, United States
HN TB’s TrueViz Q-Assist program develops protocols to align quality procedures
with the aggressive schedules and 3D deliverables associated with alternative
delivery projects. These procedures make data from multiple sources available
for review by staff at multiple locations and capture results in a managed
environment. HNTB standardized this process on integrated software.
HNTB uses MicroStation to display data from all applications; Project Wise
as the central data store; Bentley Navigator for mark-up checking and conflict
resolution; Project Wise to capture mark-ups in a managed environment; and
Bentley Navigator for 4D construction phasing. A pilot test during Virginia
Department of Transportation’s USD 600 million 95 Express Lanes project
detected more than 500 potential conflicts on the first run, saving about USD
100,000 on a single resolution.
Firm-wide Design-build Quality Plan
Alexandria, Virginia, United States