YAI was commissioned for the renovation design along with the writing of the prescriptive Request For Proposal used for the construction award for Building 465 at Fort Leavenworth Kansas. The following describes some of the benefits of utilizing BIM technology.
The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), along with our client at Fort Leavenworth, visualized the designers' intent. The BIM model illustrated restored, character-defining features alongside new construction on the building’s interior. This reduced the time associated with formal SHPO reviews and client requested changes during design.
Collaborative Interdisciplinary Design:
The Revit model gave the designers of different disciplines the ability to work collectively within the same working document. This allowed the opportunity to perform clash detection between disciplines, before construction began.
As Built Documentation:
Information documenting historic building conditions, floor plan configurations, and component construction prior to renovation are accurately preserved within the same model showing the current design.
Refined Cost Estimates:
The same BIM used by the AE Team to establish a construction estimate was released to the contractor during the bid process. Predefined materials and quantities were accurately identified by both parties resulting in a construction award 2% lower than the AE Team’s estimate.
The AE Team constructed the BIM with the intention of its long term use by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) department . The model included information for existing and new finish materials, along with plumbing fixtures and mechanical equipment. This included, but was not limited to, brand names, product identification numbers, serial numbers, and maintenance requirements.