Parking Garage for the Partners Healthcare medical facility consisting of 6 supported levels of precast concrete.
One of the challenges of this project was making all the different colored concrete mixes and varying reveal patterns stand out. A concrete mix was specially designed to mimic terracotta. There was also an aggressive fabrication and erection schedule.
There were several benefits to using BIM including the representation of the different mixes as well as the representation of workflow. Due to the size of this project, fabrication has to be closely tracked. Using custom UDAs as well as Tekla's built-in attributes, it was easy to see where the live erection of the building was in comparison to live fabrication status.