“Utilizing these combined BIM applications with an integrated team delivery approach not only will help to identify challenges before they become on-site problems, but it also provides a greater benefit by allowing the entire design and construction team to create and work from a seamless model throughout all stages of the project,” said Foos. As a result of this collaborative effort, the team has lowered the original target budget by approximately $14.5 million.
"St. Joseph Health System has determined that the best way to understand, evaluate and make decisions at each critical point of the project during design, is through the use of BIM tools. This has streamlined the decision-making process and given us the opportunity to quickly evaluate and analyze “What if” scenarios. The BIM tools are a benefit to all stakeholders on the project team,” explained Jim Bostic, AVP Construction Division, at St Joseph Health System in Southern California.
The St. Jude Northwest Tower project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2014 and open in fall 2014.
About the Design/Build Team:
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the nation’s 10th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2011) and is the largest American-based healthcare builder in the country. The firm has completed over $2.4 billion in healthcare work in Southern California alone. In addition to Newport Beach, McCarthy has offices in San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas; Houston; St. Louis and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100% employee owned. More information is available at www.mccarthy.com.
TAYLOR is a full–service architectural and interior design practice focused exclusively on healthcare. With offices in northern and southern California, the 60-person firm has built a strong regional practice with clients including: Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Oakland CA, Scripps Health in San Diego, CA, Hoag Hospital in Orange County, CA, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco CA, and Kaiser Permanente. For more information, visit www.TAA1.com.