The building is 118,000 square feet of new classroom space and is comprised of almost 1,100 tons of structural steel. The facility will be the home of the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Engineering degrees for university transfer. It will have smart classrooms, science labs, an auditorium, a library and dedicated tutoring and study spaces. It will also include student services such as Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid, IT support and food services. It is projected to be completed in time for a Fall 2024 opening. This will be the first classroom building at the new campus. Project constraints were an aggressive schedule along with shorter days of fall/winter. Tekla allowed us to sequence the project to keep the erector moving with the material he needed. Integrating files with the Voortman V807, allowed us to move the material through the shop with speed. The ABM's produced allowed us to procure mill rollings early to receive material in time for fabrication.
Challenges and achievements
The short timeframe from award to erecting steel was the major challenge. Tekla allowed us to model the job quickly, sequence it out to get fast approvals. This was one of the smoothest projects we have completed over the last few years. With material delays and labor shortages, the ABM, along with the NC files and integration with our shop equipment, allowed us to move quickly and efficiently.
Using Tekla software
Tekla generated IFC files were used in BIM coordination to help coordinate the finishes and MEP trades. The project has ran smoothly with no major issues. The ability to model the project quickly in TEKLA allowed BIM coordination early on.