Schuff Steel was brought on early in the design process to serve in a Preconstruction, Design Assist and BIM collaboration role for Banner University Medical Center’s expansion. The project utilized a “Big Room” approach with the key project trade partners and the design team to fast-track completion of design.
This project was unique in that it could not afford the time to produce updated design documents in a conventional manner. Schuff Steel helped collaborate in developing a plan in which weekly design modifications were received via the engineer’s Revit model. This allowed Schuff to utilize the Revit model to update the Tekla steel detailing model far sooner than would be possible with traditional drawing releases. This granted us the ability to proceed with incorporating new materials, updates and changes to design information expediting the detailing, shop fabrication and the erection of the steel in field.