2060 Folsom Street Apartments
James E. Roberts-Obayashi (JERO) Corp wanted to coordinate the design work of the subcontractor with the designed structure and architecture, and with each other. They also sought advice on any potential design problems and to find quick and viable interdisciplinary solutions.
The goals were to coordinate the installation of MEP-F in a nine-storey, mid-rise residential building with a concrete superstructure and an additional steel structure. The building consisted of 127 affordable units with associated common rooms, management and service offices, laundry, lobby, circulation and support service spaces designed to serve the target family population. The project included 11,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial spaces, a new pavement and street trees.
By combining the work of Fabrication CADmep, Revit, and Navisworks we were able to coordinate the sanitary, storm drain, and main electrical distribution services embedded in an intricate foundation concrete mat. By setting boundaries for the areas of influence where the rebar was, we were able to run clash detection to avoid or adjust near the conflictive spots.
By having set a quick-paced BIM coordination workflow, JERO has found a way of getting good quality installation drawings submitted by their subcontractors to save money and time with nearly no in-field adjustments or further coordination needed.
There’s always room for improvement and innovation when it comes to face new clients with different needs. The Autodesk tools have proved to be flexible and easy to interact with, giving AEC Resource the opportunity to quickly overcome issues and work out solutions without the need to cause an impact neither on the project’s budget nor on the schedule.