Case study: McCusker-Gill

Health-care facility

Mechanical systems using BIM

Project summary
To install an intricate web of HVAC systems in a new 8-story, 250,000-square-foot research and medical facility in Boston, McCusker-Gill used Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions to integrate engineering and manufacturing workflows. The firm’s model-based approach vastly improved off-site manufacturing to help accelerate the tight construction schedule.

McCusker-Gill
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Prebuild to specification
Piping, plumbing, electrical, ductwork, and other mechanical components were prebuilt and assembled off-site using a BIM workflow and then simply lifted into place, saving valuable time on the job site.

Control costs
A library of real-world, specification-driven components helped the firm fabricate the job according to the client's project requirements. This approach helped to improve accuracy and reduce waste.

Assemble components faster
MEP components were extracted from the intelligent model for off-site hanger fabrication, then packaged, labeled, and shipped directly to the site for faster local assembly.

Streamline installation
With laser positioning devices used to output the data points of exact hanger locations on-site, crews were able to locate 400 hanger installation points a day instead of 50—8 times faster than with manual measurements.

The full story
 McCusker-Gill case study

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Prebuild to specification
Piping, plumbing, electrical, ductwork, and other [...]

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Control costs
A library of real-world, specification-driven components [...]

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Assemble components faster
MEP components were extracted from the [...]

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Streamline installation
With laser positioning devices used to output the data [...]