University of Colorado - Fitzsimons Campus, AURORA, CO
Mechanical Construction Services: BIM Services & Piping Systems Installations
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE MECHANICAL SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
- Lump sum
- Specialized piping service project completed on time and within the budget
PIPING SYSTEMS INSTALLATION SCOPE OF WORK
The mechanical construction project required 15,000 feet of direct bury pre-insulated piping installation, with sizes ranging from 12" OD to 36" OD at an average excavation depth of 12 feet below grade. Eleven piping vaults were included in the piping system, where piping expansion equipment was placed along with connections for future building. Via a connection into the main steam tunnel that supplies the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Hospital, steam and condensate piping were provided. Phase 1 of the pipeline terminated at vault 1, which was adjacent to the future central utility plant. Chilled water was to be supplied via the new central utility plant.
HEALTH SCIENCE FACILITIES BACKGROUND
The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is comprised of the following schools: Graduate, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy. This renowned cluster of health sciences institutions includes 2 teaching hospitals, the University of Colorado Hospital and Colorado Psychiatric Health, the NCI-designated University of Colorado Cancer Center, and a constellation of research and treatment institutions that are listed among the most prestigious in the country.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
To accommodate the thousands of students, faculty, staff, patients and their families from all over the world that stream in and out of the buildings everyday, the University of Colorado Health Sciences is continually upgrading and expanding its facilities and mechanical systems.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
The original vault piping drawings had a lot of conflicts. Therefore, Trautman & Shreve took the lead with development of 3-D CAD fully coordinated drawings. These building information modeling (BIM) diagrams included mechanical construction engineering schematics for structural, electrical, fire protection systems, mechanical and plumbing systems. In doing so, Trautman & Shreve identified architectural, structural, and other discipline conflicts to coordinate proper preconstruction documentation prior to construction. This provided significant efficiencies in the field through a maximized piping fabrication process while eliminating the need for rework.