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Efficient Solutions for Mechanical Design and Installation

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our New Jersey office is proud to be a part of the Turner Construction team bringing a new 630,000 SF, 231 single patient room hospital to life for the University Medical Center at Princeton/Plainsboro. Much of our plumbing work on this unique hospital was created in BIM, built in our pre-fabrication shop, and then installed on site – saving time and money for the client along the way. David Leibowitz, the project manager on UMCP, says, “The Hospital is the shape of a semicircle, making it a challenge for design and installation. Because of BIM and our ability to do 3D modeling during the coordination phase, we were able to pre-fabricate the in-wall plumbing for 1,600 plumbing fixtures in our shop with confidence that it would all fit once installed on site.”

BIM & Pre-fabrication Provide Greater Collaboration and Efficiencies Among Construction Trades
All in-wall rough-in for toilets, sinks, clinical service sinks, showers and even Swivettes (swing out toilets concealed in cabinets for ICU rooms) were pre-fabricated by our team and then installed using the Trimble system before walls even went up. In fact, because of the BIM, pre-fabrication and use of the Trimble system, our team was able to efficiently install the in-wall and above ceiling plumbing for an entire patient floor wing in just 12 weeks!

Our ability to pre-fabricate and install effectively, created a seamless transition from our forces completing installation on a floor to the next trade starting.   Because of these innovative solutions, Turner Construction is set to deliver the University Medical Center at Princeton/Plainsboro on time in 2012.

David and his team recognize that our clients are more often choosing construction partners that can provide these technologies.  And as one of the top mechanical contractors in the country, MMC Contractors takes pride in offering advanced solutions that meet clients’ needs.

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