Project Description

Project Details

Project Owner:

Banner Health


Sundt DPR Joint Venture


Shelpley Bulfinch

Steel Tonnage:

5,400 tons


Tucson, Arizona

Schuff Services:

preconstruction structural engineering BIM services project management steel detailing steel fabrication steel erection

Project Overview

Banner University Medical Center Tucson is a 60,000 square foot private non-profit hospital designed as a 10-story moment frame structure with ancillary structures including an outpatient clinic building.

The project employed an integrated project delivery (IPD) method to encourage collaboration and on-site presence of the architect, engineer, construction manager, contractors and the owner. This work environment offers opportunities for real and sustainable accountability as well as better working relations between the designers and contractors.

Although an IPD environment offers many benefits, it also lends itself to constant design evolution that puts immediate pressure on the detailing aspect of the project.

Weekly design models were utilized to “pick up” revisions and incorporate our team’s current Tekla model, erection and shop detail drawings. This posed challenging for all phases of the project from structural steep procurement, BIM and overall project management.

The clear benefit was an earlier than usual incorporation of change, eliminating the need to wait on updated design drawings for revision incorporation.