|Fulcro||MEP + Architectural Technical
Installation + Coordination Specialist
|MEP + Architectural BIM Task
|Client||W. R. Berkley Corporation|
|Architect||Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects|
|Steelwork Fabricator||William Hare Group|
|Prime Contractor||Skanska UK|
Completion Date: 2019
Standing just over 190m tall this 41 story high end commercial office tower enabled Fulcro to not only flex their MEP design and fabrication knowledge, we were also able to demonstrate our technical detailing expertise alongside our latest software applications to produce both the stud-work and fire protection details to enable installation. All final coordination and accompanying drawing sheet outputs, and schedules, were produced and packaged up using our 3D digital prototype.
The quality of MEP coordination Fulcro regularly deliver gave the project confidence to request Fulcro also develop the interfacing elements with the MEP model to an enhanced level of detail to enable fabrication/installation of these additional elements. These included: door package, ceilings and dry-lined walls - inclusive of stud-work and hangers, secondary steel to support walls and heavy doors in locations with tall walls or large BWIC openings above walls; blockwork and Wii system components (Wi System™ – The innovative alternative to windposts and lintels), firestopping details inclusive of Fire batt and penetrations through the fire batt. Individual wall elevations enabled the trade specialists to comment and develop the design to their preferred detail and issue their own drawings. Due to the large service distribution down corridors and very tight ceiling voids, the ceiling framing details we modelled to validate secondary frames and fixing details required down to individual hanger locations.
Fulcro utilised its inhouse developed automatic BWIC tools to create builders work openings accurately and consistently for all service penetrations by wall type, this was further developed to enable the service of each pipe/duct/containment element to be populated into the builders work element, and populate standard core drill sizes where required. This enabled the site team to implement an intelligent electronic BWIC signoff procedure not only by individual builders work hole, but also by the requisite trade suppliers responsible. Accurate Fire batt material quantity take offs were also extracted reducing the estimated amount by a third.
Additional content acknowledgement and thanks goes to:
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates