Philips Respironics

The Challenge

We ran into a challenge on this project when the gas company decided to institute a new mandate restricting us from the usual 5 lbs of pressure to 5 oz. This pushed our gas line from a 2” threaded line hung from the joists to a 10” welded line mounted on the roof – with considerable impacts to both schedule and budget. Our BIM modeling capabilities engendered an out-of-the-box solution that involved prefabrication & optimizing part sizing to greatly reduce the cost impact and decimate the potential schedule delay. 

This project was designed in AutoCAD by the Owner’s Architect and completely re-modeled in Revit prior to and during construction – our BIM models are that essential to how we work.

The Solution

We served as the Design-Builder for the new 260,000 square foot office, service center, warehouse, and distribution facility for Exel, Inc./ DHL Supply Chain (Developer) and Philips Respironics | Sleep and Respiratory Care (Tenant). The facility is located in Westmoreland County’s Westmoreland Distribution Park North in East Huntingdon Township.

This food-grade facility was designed and built using insulated concrete tilt-wall panels. This innovative building method allowed the structure to be fully operational in roughly nine months from the commencement of site preparation. 83 concrete tilt-wall panels were formed on the floor slab, and stand 40-feet high with varying widths averaging 28-feet wide. Roughly 8,550 cubic yards of concrete were used on the project site.

Year Completed

Tilt-Up Panels Used

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Amazing Result

BIM Highlights

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Prefabricated Parts

Optimized part sizing to greatly reduce the cost impact and decimate the potential schedule delay.

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No Drawings Used in the Field

Our field team managed the entire project through a Data Vault on the site allowing for real time updates in the cloud.

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Zero Clashes in the Field

All coordination was done in Revit to eliminate untimely coordination between trades.

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