Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
M.C. Dean is the primary electrical contractor for the design and construction of the
renovation of the Pentagon (Wedges 2 – 5).
The project was started in 2001, and is
expected to be completed in 2010—four
years sooner than originally planned. By
completion, over 20,000 people will have
been relocated and 4. 5 million square feet
of the building will have been renovated.
A 3D model realistically coordinates the
electrical services with the mechanical and
architectural services for one of the substations at the Pentagon. M.C. Dean’s use of
MicroStation V8, MicroStation TriForma, and
Bentley PlantSpace Raceways for this project proved to be invaluable in meeting the
fast-track project schedule. The placement
of tray and conduit using PlantSpace
Raceways has reduced the time needed for
developing the electronic drawings by
more than 20 percent.
Bentley products gave M.C. Dean the ability
to create high-quality 2D design and construction drawings, as well as 3D visualizations. M.C. Dean is also using Design
History to manage and control the changes
issued to construction, while Bentley
Redline and Bentley View help shorten the
time taken for redline changes. ;