Architectural, Structural & MEP BIM Model of a Jain Temple, USA

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Project Synopsis
Architectural, Structural & MEP BIM Model of a Jain Temple
Project Objective

To create an Architectural, Structural, and MEP Building Information Modeling (BIM) model LOD 350 of Jain Temple (with Classrooms and Building) in the US.

Client Summary

The client is a non-profit religious organization in the US.

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Project Summary
  • Develop Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Lighting and Civil BIM model in LOD 350 of a Jain Temple with classrooms and building. The client provided us with the .dwg format AutoCAD drawing files for all disciplines.
  • Architectural Model – Interior, Exterior and RCP Modelling, Walls, Doors, Windows, Openings, Staircase, Basic furniture, fixtures, roofs, domes, marble cladding, integration with structural discipline, Generic Revit families, miscellaneous items etc.
  • There were two architects involved in the design of the temple: the overall architectural design was created by Architect 1, and Architect 2 was responsible for the marble work and carvings on the temple. Tesla had to perform coordination and clash detection between the architectural components of Architect 2 and the architectural design of Architect 1.
  • Structural Model – Foundation, columns, beams, floors, roof, joists, Handrail and other miscellaneous items.
  • MEP Model – All HVAC, Plumbing Sanitary, Water service, Waste, Vent, and Rain water service, Gas service, Lighting, Power & Fire Alarm. Sheet set-up drawings including tagging, annotations & dimension, coordinated Installation drawings.
  • Reflected ceilings and Lighting Model – RCP and lighting layout
  • Civil Model – Overall site including grading, roads, landscape, underground utilities, parking etc.
  • Provide clash detection & recommendations – Detecting clashes, resolution & co-ordination modeling
Project Completion Year
Project Deliverables
  • Coordinated Architectural, Structural, and MEP BIM model for LOD 350
  • Coordinated Installation drawings
  • Material quantities take-offs
  • Since there were 2 architects involved in this project, coordinating the architectural drawings was a challenge. The marble work drawings had several discrepancies for which Tesla had to raise several RFIs and the based on the coordination performed, the size of the marble blocks were revised.
  • The initial scope of work included coordination between the two architectural drawings. Tesla created a coordinated Architectural BIM model based on the drawings. However, the client revised the scope of work to include coordination of individual marble blocks as well such that each of the 3D elements modeled for marble fascia has a reference to respective marble shop drawings. This led to reworking on the architectural model.
  • The RCPs were revised in the middle of the project resulting in rework.
  • The turnaround time for the project was 43 Working Days. However, this was revised as additional scope of work was added. Tesla successfully delivered the completed project within the required time-frame.