UM - East Quad - Plumbing (BIM Coordination)

Process Results was responsible for modeling the designed plumbing system and coordinating the installation using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the UM East Quad in Ann Arbor. BIM is a shared knowledge resource which allowed the designers to actively interface with a three dimensional (3D) representation of the facility prior to construction.  Process Results created a 3D model of the designed plumbing system for this $116M project. BIM allowed us to coordinate with architectural, mechanical, and structural models using clash detection software, and to generate plumbing installation drawings from the coordinated 3D model.


Scope of Work

Coordinate the installation of the plumbing contract with the BIM coordination team. Each Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) trade was responsible for generating a 3D model of their scope which was referenced into an architectural building model. The BIM team reviewed the working 3D model to discuss trade conflicts, design issues, ceiling heights, space constraints, equipment placement, etc. As areas became clash free, each trade was responsible for generating installation drawings and providing construction assistance to their respective on-site crew.

Engineering Services

  • Plumbing design review.
  • 3D plumbing model of facility per design documents.
  • Revise pipe/equipment layout per coordination with other skilled trades and design engineers.
  • Clash detection and model revision.
  • Update plumbing model to meet Michigan Plumbing Code.
  • Pipe weight calculations.
  • Generated construction coordination drawings.
  • "Record" model.
  • Construction/Project Management Assistance.

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Dale W. Niethammer, P.E.

Dale is Senior Principal and Vice President with expertise in mechanical engineering and project management for educational, energy management, commercial, industrial, laboratory, and chemical industries.

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