A suite of Bentley software including AutoPlant and STAAD.Pro allowed CDM
to maximize staff skill sets and interact in a collaborative design environment
to build the virtual facility. The project incorporated intelligent 4D design by
integrating a living database into the 3D facility models, providing a lasting
platform for efficient operations and maintenance.
Okaloosa county teamed with camp Dresser and McKee (cDM) to design and
build a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility. The Arbennie Pritchett
water reclamation facility will serve a population of 181,000 in the Florida
panhandle, treating 10 million gallons of wastewater per day to the stringent
Florida Department of Environmental Protection standards. The high-quality
effluent will be discharged to rapid infiltration basins for groundwater
recharge, reclaiming a valuable water resource.
The facility was designed using intelligent 3D across all disciplines –
architectural, civil, electrical, HVAC, instrumentation, plumbing, process, and
structural – for more than 20 buildings and structures. The program called for
alternative, design-build delivery to meet an aggressive schedule. Final design
had to be completed within 5. 5 months of notice to proceed. To meet this short
time frame, the team needed to be able to quickly visualize the facility to agree
on the form and function of the elements early in the design process.
Beginning at the conceptual stage, the integrated 3D model and collaborative
environment paid dividends. Among them were a 17 percent reduction
in man-hours for about 300 design drawings; a 30 percent compression
in the design schedule by using a collaborative rather than an iterative
approach; minimized construction conflicts with quality deliverables; reduced
re-engineering and redesign; and more effective team and client reviews.
Project Wise helped CDM manage more than 5,000 documents and provide
the latest information to team members.