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University Medical Center

VDC/BIM

To meet schedule demands, Skanska is prefabricating more pieces for UMC than we have on any other hospital project, including nearly 40 percent of the future hospital’s mechanical systems. Teams are assembling 1,026 20-foot-long horizontal mechanical racks and 582 patient bathrooms in two prefabrication facilities. The prefabricated mechanical racks were raised into final position by four crew members simultaneously cranking duct jacks at their installation locations. This allowed four men to safely place mechanical systems weighing 1,500 pounds or more. The team used extensive Building Information Modeling (BIM) to model building systems to a level of detail appropriate for prefabrication. Less than a year into the project, the team is on schedule and proving just how fast a cohesive, technologically advanced team can work.

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