MEP Coordination at Capitol Cove
After completing the models of all of the systems, the Capitol Cove VDC team has focused their attention primarily on MEP coordination.
At this point, the subcontractors have approved the coordination solution for the first two levels. Despite tight plenum clearances, the floors were coordinated without soffits or a significant number of penetrations. According to Jaime MacFall, the Virtual Construction Coordinator on the project, “The timing of the coordination was such that we were able to have the penetrations prefabricated, resulting in some cost savings.”
The team also used the model to evaluate the effect of modifying the layouts of some kitchens and baths, helping the owner make critical decisions.