Advantage Engineers developed a 3-Dimensional electrical building information model for a mixed-use development in Bethesda, Maryland. The Advantage team coordinated the model with other engineering discipline models to ensure the project’s successful completion. Advantage used building information modeling (BIM) to generate and manage a digital representation of the site, including physical and functional characteristics. The 3-D electrical BIM model supports the developer’s decision-making process through the planning, design and construction phases of the project.
The structure, which will include both residential and retail space, will feature several green building features. Upon completion of the building, the project team anticipates receipt of a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The luxury high-rise apartment tower will include 101 units and the retail portion of the building will encompass 3,500 square feet of boutique space.
Advantage provided a clash-free model with annotations to the General Contractor and client for distribution to field personnel for the installation phase of the project. Based on the Foreman’s hand markings, Advantage used this information to produce bus ducts, conduits, lights, an inslab conduit layout, electrical switchgears and panels with annotations for field use. Advantage produced the virtual construction project using AutoCAD MEP, Revit and Navisworks Manage programs.