BIM Process Improving Construction Site Safety | Turner Construction

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 25, 2017 1:05:00 PM

New York City Department of Buildings Approves First 3-D BIM Site Safety Plans

Turner Construction released their ground-breaking BIM Site Safety article in May 2012.

Turner Construction Company Received Approval for Building Information Model (BIM)-based Site Safety Plans

3D BIM Site Safety Plans Enable Building Inspectors to Take Virtual Tours of Construction Projects and Review them in Real Time on the Construction Site. Continue Reading >>

In August 2012, Turner Construction, provided a BIM Design-Build Healthcare Success Case Study for the Fort Benning Hospital at our DBIA - Federal Sector Conference in Washington DC.

The Turner Construction case-study, shared how they used the hospital BIM model to provide a dramatically safer construction process for their workers. In addition, the revised process increased the Turner Construction worker's output twelve-fold; thereby improving the construction schedule.

Description of Improved MEP Hanger Installation Construction Process:

Turner Construction is using a BIM-based construction process; that delivers a dramatically faster process for installing MEP hanger inserts; while providing a substantially safer work environment for construction workers.

The BIM process has enabled sub-contractors to connect geographically-position (GPS) technology and BIM facility files to create a way-finding, installation system. Turner teams collect hanger point locations; from the GPS coordinated BIM file (In the Office) for layout in the field.

Traditionally, MEP hanger inserts were installed from the underside of the deck; after the concrete topping was poured. We used a ladder (Less safe), drilling up into the underside of concrete. One worker could install approximately 20 holes a day.

The GPS \ BIM-enabled process, empowers a crew of 3 workers to install (From top of metal deck and walking with no ladder needed– (Safer) to install 750 hanger inserts\day.

Installation is much faster and safer – Simply walk to a hanger insert location using the GPS device --and screw in the threaded rods for pipe hanger racks, cable tray, electrical conduit racks, etc.

This is an excellent example of a time-saving, safer, and more efficient process to install 100,000+ hanger inserts into metal deck before concrete topping is poured.

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Download Bradley HS Undermount Basin Revit Family Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 12, 2016 7:45:00 AM

A 2-year collaborative design and manufacturing project between HOK Product Design and Bradley Corporation --has produced the solid-surface Terreon®, HS Undermount Basin Products with the HS Undermount Basin Revit Library.

The seamless, shallow, -nearly flat bottom basins (sink bowls) were designed to meet ADA accessibility for healthcare, school, laboratory and other design markets.

The HS Basin Revit Library includes the HS Oval, Square and Rectangular Basins.

Designers can specify and order Bradley Terreon® sheet stock as countertop material and thereby, incorporate the HS Basins into casework and millwork countertops.

The HS basins are also bowl options in Bradley's prefabricated, solid surface Omnideck Lavatory Product Line. The Omnideck Revit Family Library can be downloaded from the same page as the HS Undermount Basins. Custom Omnideck Revit families with the HS basin bowl options available upon request.

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Greenbuild | Pedia-Pod Modular Pediatric Patient Unit

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 17, 2013 9:19:11 AM

The Pedia-Pod -- A state of the art pediatric building module will be completely constructed off site and installed at Greenbuild 2013. Built in collaboration with BD&C, this fully functional module will be displayed at this year’s Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia, showcasing the greener way to build with Modular Construction.

Building Design + Construction (BD+C) provides the background information behind 'Pedia-Pod, 'BD+C's modular pediatric patient unit at Greenbuild:

View BD+C Slideshow of Construction Process

Example of Prefabrication + Modular Construction Processes for a Hospital.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rEgjRUsB8jM

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Turner Construction Design-Build BIM Study | Serving the BIM Kool-Aid

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 23, 2013 6:20:56 AM

Martin Miller (left) and Jeff Bauer (center) from Turner Construction

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Modular Prefabrication | Design-Construction Success for Healthcare Design

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 22, 2013 3:33:43 AM

HealthcareDesign Magazine article (Dec 2012): Is Healthcare Next to See a "Game Change" in Modular Building? compares the successes of modular, prefabrication design-construction projects of private developers with recent healthcare projects.

Excerpt: The source of the excitement was the use of modular building components—prefabricated pieces, whether for patient rooms or MEP racks—being built offsite and then brought into a facility for quick installation. Not only did the jurors note the innovation involved in thinking outside the box, but also the inherent benefits that come with it, like shaving time off the schedule, reducing construction waste, lowering labor costs, and heightening quality.

Read the complete article to obtain project links to both the healthcare and private projects successfully implementing modular, prefabrication processes.

Learn how the BIM process, construction prefabrication and modular design are delivering value by downloading this report from our article: Download McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Report | Prefabrication and Modularization | 2011

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Download Bradley Terreon Deep Well Lavatory - Sink Revit Family Model

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 17, 2013 8:29:25 AM

Download the Bradley Terreon Deep Well Lavatory Revit Family from the Bradley Revit Family Library (1000 Revit Families)

The Bradley Terreon Deep Well Lavatory is designed to minimize splashing outside the basin

The lavatory utilizes a molded single-piece design featuring integral extra height splashes to help contain water.

Molded carrier arm pockets on the underside of the lavatory accept an optional surface mounted bracket or an in-wall carrier.

The Deep Well Lavatory is located with the Bradley Patient Care Products.

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Revit Needle Disposal - Collection Family | Bradley Healthcare Revit Family Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 28, 2012 10:34:19 AM

View or Download Bradley Revit Needle Disposal Unit Family from Bradley Healthcare 900 Series section of Washroom Accessories Revit Family Library.

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