Tejjy Inc. worked with various software applications like Revit, MEP Fabrication, Navisworks, and PDF viewer for error-free shop drawings and 3D model creation of DC Courthouse Project.
BIM Scope of Work for DC Court House Project:
BIM Team members of Tejjy Inc. used Autodesk Revit & Autodesk Navisworks to create the 3D BIM Model (LOD 400) for MEP & Fire Protection trades for DC Court House Project to meet the objectives like:
• 3D Model Creation for MEPFP Trades & Coordination (Clash Detection & Mitigation, Visualization)
• Constructability Review (Model Update) to reflect changes from Design Changes, RFI Generation & As-Built Update
• Coordinated Service Drawings Facilitating complete coordination among all trades using Auotdesk Navisworks to generate clash report and resolve issues between various trades
• Detailed Quantity Take-off (QTO) incorporating manufacturer’s reference
Tejjy Inc.’s Approach to Work:
The MEP design validation engineers of Tejjy Inc. checked and compared the IFC design documents of the client for inconsistencies and recalculated the data (size of pipes, ducts, fluid flow rate, etc.). RFIs were raised by Tejjy Inc., where the client's decision was necessary. The RFIs were inspected by the client, who in turn escalated the same to the consultant for a probable solution.
Project Challenge: Coordination Problem
Coordination among various services was difficult as the structure did not allow any service to pass through the beam/concrete wall unless conceived at the design stage.Being a renovation project, the hard trades like Structure and Architecture were already finalized and there was limited room to run other services without making major impact on the existing conditions.
Solution: Tejjy’s BIM modelers made all efforts to ensure that the pipes and ducts can pass through the selected cut-outs in the walls and available dedicated spaces for services through designed routes with minimum impact on the existing services. This was done by shifting and changing the service routes, considering the clearance required, and modifying the sizes of ducts & pipes within acceptable limits.
How BIM helped in resolving fundamental challenges for the Project?
Tejjy Inc. performed coordination work among various trades that reduced clashes, saving time and money for the project.
BIM Software Applications like Revit and Navisworks helped Tejjy Inc. progress through MEP clash detection. BIM Engineers of Tejjy Inc. reviewed critical areas in 3D for any changes made and evaluated space constraints successfully. BIM facilitated various design disciplines to collaborate flawlessly on a single information platform, improving work efficiency, reducing errors, verifying aesthetic looks, and enhancing building performance.
Project Facts at a Glance:
Project Type: Court House Interior Renovation & MEPF upgrades
Trades Covered: MEPFP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection)
Scope of Work: 3D BIM Model Creation, Clash Coordination
Average BIM Team Size: 3 BIM Engineers from Tejjy Inc.
Software Applications Used for the Project: Revit BIM, Navisworks, Bluebeam PDF