Faced with the challenge of extracting old systems, and replacing them with all new mechanicals in a mezzanine within the School of Architecture, the team turned to building information modeling. Elaine Construction took the lead in the development of the Revit model that would allow the Architect, D’Agostino, Izzo Quirk, and the Consulting Engineers to address the clashes that were certain to occur, with extremely tight variances, and a mandate to expose the structural steel.
Beyond the obvious clash detection benefits, the model proved useful in identifying an approach to get the equipment into the building, whose loading area was limited. This project was one of MIT’s very first where analysis was conducted to measure the benefits of BIM as it pertains to change orders . It resulted in a significant reduction in changes, measured against projects of a similar size, scope, and complexity.
Architect: D’Agostino Izzo Quirk Architects
August 25, 2015