To build an addition at the Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, Wash., builders turned to integrated project delivery to deliver a quality job at a fraction of the cost, Erik Westover and Jim Charpentier write. The IPD facilitated communication among 12 firms working on the project. "Using BIM is key in eliminating conflicts in the field and allowing trade subcontractors to pre-fabricate certain elements, greatly reducing wasted time and material on the job site. A byproduct of this tight coordination is a resulting dataset of as-built information that is highly accurate and reliable for future use by the building owner," they write.
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