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

Months to Complete

Amazing Result

BIM Highlights


Prefabricated Parts

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


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.


Zero Clashes in the Field

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

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