Hoar Construction tout “incredibly beneficial” BIM process for One Lakes Edge project

Credit: The Woodlands Development Company
Credit: The Woodlands Development Company

Commercial and industrial buildings experts Hoar Construction have hailed their “incredibly beneficial” utilisation of Building Information Modelling for their latest completed project.

The US firm started work on One Lakes Edge in The Woodlands, Texas back in October 2013 and now work is fully completed and the first tenants began to move in during April.

The Ziegler Cooper Architects designed development is a 850,000 square foot, 8-storey midrise upscale multifamily building comprising of 390 residential units, complete with communal swimming pool. According to the official press released, PlanGrid was used as the CDE – “the centralized location for project documentation”.

“The 3D model was incredibly beneficial, especially under the schedule crunch,” stated Brandon Dexter, Project Superintendent for Hoar. “Due to concerns with foundation, we worked with the rest of the design to make sure the BIM was comprehensive, and thank goodness for that.

“Initially the storm and sanitary lines were running through the ground level of the parking garage. We caught that early and saved considerable time and money. That’s just one example of many. Not one time did we have to cut concrete on the project because of a marked up shop drawing that didn’t get caught.”

Jeff Light, Project Executive for Hoar Construction also commented: “The owner set the bar high for this project, both in terms of the schedule and the expected level of finish quality. The technology was certainly a huge benefit for delivery, but the real difference was the way the team came together. The owner supported us every step of the way, and all the team members stepped up, even when we asked them to do things a little differently with the iPads and model integration.”

To read more information and quotes relating to the build, click here.

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