How BIM was utilized in the $333-million Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH)
Turner and Ellerbe Becket/RLF performed as the contractor for the project and they took 1,200 days to finish the project which contains total 745,000-sq-ft replacement hospital, two 1,000-space parking garages and the central utility plant, all situated on a sloping, 50-acre greenfield site. There also exist three main buildings: a hospital having six stories above grade and two below and two clinic wings that are separated from the main building by a "grand concourse."
The project team has transform the project into a model of collaboration by integrating all design disciplines and construction planning as well as much prefabrication, into a master building information model (BIM), owned and stewarded by Turner as the contractual design-builder.
The conventional design-build contract facilitated the unusually intense BIM-centric approach. Turner utilize full-building 3D modeling as principal design-development tool.
As the Turnerís possession of the model was apparent from the commencement of the project, there was no problem regarding ownership of the model in terms of the transition from design to construction.
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