Fitzpatrick Engineering Group PLLC
northEast Medical center Acute care Facility Expansion
Concord, North Carolina, United States
in response to greater demand and significant growth in use of its surgical
facilities, the NorthEast Medical center proposed to modernize and consolidate
its surgical inpatient and outpatient facility. The new surgery addition
required demolition of existing site walls and relocation of existing mechanical
ventilation while maintaining operation of the adjacent surgery suites. Building
Information Modeling visualized complicated construction issues, produced
construction documents, and shared information with the steel fabricator.
RAM Steel and Bentley Structural allowed for tight integration between
analysis software and drawing production and also empowered the engineers
to leverage and extend their other analysis tools. The design team and
contractor used MicroStation-generated 3D PDFs for visualization and clear
communication of sequencing options.
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Fortis Print and Distribution Center
Fortis merged two companies and their printing, mailing, and warehousing
activities. The project involved architectural and technical refurbishment of a
structure with a surface of 110,000 square feet and a volume of 2,200 cubic
feet. Every day, the printing of account statements consumes 45 miles of
paper and 20,000 items are mailed.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used to detect clashes between
the structural frame, HVAC and electrical installations, lighting, data cabling,
and fire extinction system. BIM also enabled efficient communication
between architects, engineers, contractors, and management. In the design
phase, Fortis saved 25 percent in time and 10 percent in cost. The cost of
construction was reduced by 10 percent.