At Cat-Del the team used BIM applications such as 4D scheduling and 3D coordination in order to facilitate and enhance drawing coordination, change order processes and conflict resolutions.
The model was initially used to virtually navigate the facility and all of its structures. It helped the project team understand the design early on so that alternate means and methods could be studied and the construction sequences could be visualized. By connecting the model to the baseline schedule the project team, the construction manager and the client could easily understand the sequence of construction activities for this very complex water treatment project.
The logistical planning was a great challenge due to the project site’s limited access. Crane access and transportation of material had to be planned carefully and the model provided great help to understand these challenges.