Hunter Roberts is employing Building Information Modeling (BIM) on several of our projects for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to improve the efficiency and quality of coordination in the design and construction phases. This allows us to reduce the risk of potential schedule and cost impacts for our clients throughout the duration of the projects.
At the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s $60 million Regional Cancer Center outpatient facility in Westchester County, Hunter Roberts is utilizing BIM for MEP trade coordination on the 108,000-SF facility. BIM software allows us to quickly detect all conflicts between the MEP systems as detailed by the respective trades and required by the building structure. Using BIM’s clash detection, sectioning, and transform tool capabilities, we can effectively solve each conflict. The traditional 2D coordination process often neglects many of these conflicts due to human deficiencies. BIM has been especially useful in heavily congested areas such as the building roof (where coordination is required between the air handling units, dunnage, upturned beams, skylights, hydronic piping, and ductwork) and in corridors (where the ceiling plenum contains ductwork, hydronic piping, electric conduit, plumbing piping, sprinkler piping, and steel beams).
At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s $83 million, 90,000-SF 64th Street Clinical Laboratory project in Manhattan, Hunter Roberts is utilizing BIM for design coordination during a nearly two-year pre-construction phase. We are assisting the architect and consultants during the schematic design phase to identify and resolve major conflicts between the designed MEP systems and the building structure. This early effort and collaboration will allow us to purchase trade contracts with greater accuracy and avoid the additional costs that conflicts initiate.