CityScape Phoenix is a mix-used development consisting of residential, retail, office and hotel spaces. Phase one of CityScape consisted of a 28 story multi-use project including Class A commercial office space and 200,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants. Peter Basso Associates was brought onto the project by the engineer of record to assist with the 3D-BIM modeling. The architecture had been completed in 3D but the MEP design was not.
The construction manager required the mechanical and electrical subcontractors to produce their lay out/shop drawings in BIM to help with coordination, as coordination between trades would be done in cyberspace instead of in the field.
PBA initially produced the engineer of record’s drawings in BIM and then worked with the sub-contractors on clash detection floor by floor, making adjustments to prevent interferences.
PBA’s BIM activity saved time in the field, reduced waste, and cut down on change orders. In the end the owner received the BIM model which was essentially an as-built document.
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