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Engineering Services BIM Project Gallery

A BIM TEAM WITH A STRONG PROJECT RESUME

ClarkDietrich Engineering Services (CDES) has developed more than  4 million square feet of BIM coordinated cold-formed steel (CFS) models for our clients. We offer BIM Services for all Levels of Development and at all phases of the project.  We have proven success in Design Assist/IPD, traditional construction phase BIM, consulting for coordination, and integrating a full engineering package that includes calculations and shop drawings directly from the BIM model. We offer the industry's most knowledgeable, trusted team of experts to support BIM questions and projects.
 
When entrusting CDES to provide your BIM services, you will get:
  • A trusted source and leader in CFS BIM services
  • An experienced CFS specialty engineer to advise on framing 
  • Best practice coordination for product selection
  • Assistance in exploring prefabrication options
  • A focus on economical installation and finishes
  • Detailed modeling for walls, floors, ceilings, and roof structures
  • Integrated engineering solutions during the design phase
  • Assistance with clash  detection
CDES is an extension of your team focused on the success of your project.  Whether it is CFS design for the owner, design and Engineer of Record services for the architect, or construction phase coordination and labor saving solutions for the contractor—ClarkDietrich Engineering Services has the expertise to deliver.  
 
Explore some of the more than 4 million square feet of cold-formed steel BIM projects in our Project Gallery and you will quickly see how we can convert our experience into your success. 
 

ClarkDietrich's BIM Project Gallery:
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2021 Chestnut Street, Pennsylvania, PA

ClarkDietrich Engineering provided Engineering and BIM modeling services for the 2021 Chestnut Street redevelopment.  The existing 12 story, approx. 115,300 SF, vacant building was converted to an upscale mixed use development including 110 luxury apartments with amenities and street level retail.

 

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The coordination drawings, which were created from the BIM model, indicated where the stud framing was to be placed.  The exterior wall panels were then assembled off-site, using the coordination drawings generated from the BIM model, along with the exterior finish.
 
There was a great amount of coordination that took place to work around the existing structural conditions requiring specialty connection details designed by ClarkDietrich Engineering and to assure all preassembled panels fit precisely in their designated locations.
 
On May 19th, 2015 ClarkDietrich Engineering Services was voted First Place, winning the 2015 CFSEI Award for Design Excellence by working on this project.  See award below:

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Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital - Galveston, Texas

ClarkDietrich’s largest BIM project to date is the Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital in Galveston, Texas. The hospital features nearly 250 rooms, surgical suites and intensive-care space. In total, the hospital will encompass 758,000 sq. ft. throughout a seven-level base building with twin towers, each having six levels. 

 

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ClarkDietrich Engineering Services’ scope was to provide engineering services for the exterior of the building while providing BIM modeling for the interior and exterior of the hospital. The specific BIM requirements were outlined in detail in the project specifications and the BIM execution plan. Below is a list of the key BIM requirements:
  • Provide color-coded walls to help the contractor/GC identify key system performance characteristics of walls, such as fi re- and sound-ratings.
  • Provide a model of all framing to be installed within the hospital to allow for coordination with other trades.
  • Provide wall backing modeling to facilitate installation.
  • Provide coordination drawings, which include fully dimensioned layout drawings for all of the framing.
Due to the amount of coordination that was completed on the front-end of the project, the contractor is expecting a large amount of labor savings. Using ClarkDietrich’s wall and framing modeling during collaboration meetings, the contractor was quickly able to identify issues regarding code compliance and clearly provide direction on how certain areas should be constructed. Metal stud framing products specified within the model include ClarkDietrich Building Systems’ ProSTUD® Drywall Framing System and MaxTrak® slotted deflection track. Correct products and installation methods were identified up front so the proper materials could be procured. Conversations pertaining to the installation were conducted long before the metal stud construction started.
 
The coordination drawings, which were created from the BIM model, indicated exactly where stud framing was to be placed, eliminating coordination time and allowing framing to be installed with confidence. Ultimately, the contractor feels that ClarkDietrich’s expertise in BIM was well worth the cost associated with the service and is anticipating a significant return on its investment.

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Palos Community Hospital - Palos Heights, IL

ClarkDietrich Engineering provided modeling of the Palos Community Hospital entrance canopy representing all stud, fascia, and kicker framing.  

 

 

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In addition to the entrance canopy, the scope also included a serpentine exterior wall which included modeling of all exterior studs, headers, sills, and jambs. Virtual coordination meetings were attended weekly to ensure all conflicts were resolved before construction began.

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Western Connecticut State University Concert Hall – Danbury, CT

Project included a leaning (yes, leaning) 96-ft tall 10-in wall section that the contractor assembled on the ground and lifted into place.  Two studs (50-ft and 46-ft long) stacked end to end to make up the 96-ft section.

 

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These studs along with every other exterior stud for the project were modeled covering every intricate framing detail required for this very complex building.  The model was used extensively throughout to assist in engineering, to create value engineering, and also to assist the contractor with visualization  to recognize means and methods issues up front.  Weekly coordination meetings with the contractor utilizing the model allowed for a clear understanding of the project requirements, a set of shop drawings representative of the model, and a very successful, award winning project. Project made the CFSEI 2013 Award for Design Excellence.
 
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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort– Lake Buena Vista, FL

Prefabrication was the goal on Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.  The interior demising walls and bathroom PODS were key framing areas that the contractor wanted prefabricated to assist in expediting the schedule.

 

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All framing elements were modeled including studs, track, headers, sills, jambs, and wall backing.  Prefabrication drawings were created for both the demising walls and PODS providing member quantities, cut lengths, spacing, and member designations. In addition, all other interior and exterior wall framing were modeled to assist the contractor with coordination issues.  This constituted framing for a total of 48,213 sq. ft. for a 7 story hotel.

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University of Central Arkansas - Bear Hall – Conway, AR

 

 

 

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LACCD Student Union City Campus - Los Angeles, CA

This project was a three story building where we modeled the cloud ceilings and jamb studs. The cloud ceiling framing was modeled to coordinate framing with obstructions including plumbing and ducts. 

 

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ClarkDietrich Engineering Services modeled all king studs to avoid any potential collisions with other trades. We also modeled as-built framing for this project after the construction of the project was complete.

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Twin Arrows Casino - Flagstaff, AZ

On the Twin Arrows Casino project we were tasked with engineering and modeling a large complex ceiling with many ornate architectural features. 

 

 

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ClarkDietrich's BIM and Engineering team had to work closely together to find a best approach to frame around ducts on a challenging ceiling. On this project we coordinated with other trades via virtual meetings.

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UCSD Biomedical Facility - Sacramento, CA

The UCSD Biomedical project was a 195,000 sq ft research facility. Our modeling included a large vivarium ceiling, top and bottom track, and all openings.

 

 

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ClarkDietrich Engineering Services also modeled the location of the plywood ceiling on the vivarium to insure all trades would have access to their valves and fixtures for maintenance. We collaborated with the other trades via virtual meetings and a few on-site meetings. We also engineered the interior framing on the project.

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SDCC Science Center – San Diego, CA

San Diego City College Science Building was a 4 story mixed use building containing classrooms, administration areas and teaching laboratories. 

 

 

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ClarkDietrich Engineering Services modeled all exterior studs and tracks as well as interior top and bottom track, opening framing, corner studs, kickers and hard lid ceiling volumes. We participated in virtual and on-site meetings to facilitate the coordination of other trades.

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Texas A&M – National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing – College Station, TX

 

 

 

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Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center - Cleveland, OH

 

 

 

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J. Craig Venter Institute - La Jolla, CA

The J. Craig Venter project was a 3-story research facility where we modeled all openings, top and bottom track and above ceiling volumes. 

 

 

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ClarkDietrich Engineering Services participated in virtual and on-site meetings to facilitate the coordination of the cold-form steel framing with all the other trades. We also engineered the interior and exterior cold-form steel framing on this project.

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Grassmont Hospital - D&T Building - La Mesa, CA

The Grossmont Hospital – D & T Building was an existing structure where we modeled a small renovation on the building. 

 

 

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ClarkDietrich Engineering Services modeled all the openings, corners studs, and top and bottom track. We participated in virtual meetings for the coordination of the trades on this project.

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Other NEW Pojects that our BIM Team has worked on:

Orlando City Soccer Stadium
Orlando, Florida
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination

NYU Hospitals Center – Kimmel Pavilion - 21 Story Tower Approx. 784,000 sf +/- 
New, York, New York
Updated and coordinated wall and ceiling layouts based off multiple ASI’s
Provided clash detection for MEP

UMASS Physical Science Bldg. – 3 Story – Approx. 79,000 sf
Amherst, Massachusetts
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination

MSU Behavioral & Social Science Center – 5 story – Approx 130,000 sf
Baltimore, Maryland
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination

Ballpark Village – 7 story – Approx. 232,000 sf
San Diego, California
Provided interior framing and coordination

Alexandria Center at Kendall Square – 8 Story Core Buildout – Approx 75,000 sf
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Provided interior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

Madeira Healthcare Center – 2 Story – Approx. 35,500 sf
Cincinnati, Ohio
Provided interior & exterior load bearing framing and coordination with panel drawings

Courtyard by Marriott – 6 Story – 76,600 sf
Everett, Washington
Provided interior & exterior load bearing framing and coordination with panel drawings

Aqua on the Levee – 5 Story – Approx. 286,000 sf
Newport, Kentucky
Provided interior & exterior load bearing framing and coordination with panel drawings

TCH - The Woodlands Campus – 5 Story – Approx. 342,500 sf
The Woodlands, Texas
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

UW Police Department – 3 Story – Approx 30,000 sf
Seattle, Washington
Provided interior framing and coordination

Fairmont State University – College Apartment Housing
3 Buildings, 3-4 stories – Approx. 109,000 sf
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Provided exterior framing and coordination

Northwestern Mutual Campus Connection
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Provided exterior framing and coordination

Carnegie Center West – Building 804 – 3 Story – Approx 181,800 sf
West Windsor Township, New Jersey
Provided exterior framing and coordination

Sacramento Kings Arena
Sacramento, California
Provided exterior framing and coordination

Hudson Yards – Retail Podium and Tower
New York, New York
Provided exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

Presidio of Monterey – 4 Story – Approx. 125,000 sf
Monterey, California
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor – 8 Story
Houston, Texas
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

Hobby Airport – CFSEI Award Winner 2016
HOU WC FIS: West Concourse FIS
Houston, Texas
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings

WCSU – Visual and Performing Arts Center – CFSEI Award Winner 2013
Danbury, Connecticut
Provided interior/exterior framing and coordination along with wall panel drawings