Virtual Design & Consultant Team
Patton’s current program for design build product delivery utilizes BIM as a take-off tool for estimating, purchasing of materials, clash detection, scheduling, point layout and duct fabrication. The BIM team uses the latest Autodesk Revit software for design and layout. Duct fabrication is accomplished through a Revit integration with CAM Duct that nests parts in a Vicon plasma table.
Patton recently completed an OSHPD 3 level clinic utilizing the BIM process. The IPD team shortened the production schedule by ten days of an eight-week schedule and reduced direct labor costs by 25%. Patton’s BIM model provided detailed takeoff information to field personnel during the fabrication phase, which dramatically reduced the time required for fabrication layout, and reduced the number of unusual fittings required eliminating waste.
Patton currently has six BIM workstations equipped with Revit 2018 and Navisworks 2018. Patton’s plan is to continue to grow this department as our product pipeline dictates.
IPD Team & Implementations
Over the past 25 years, Patton has have completed a large number of design/build hospital projects in Central and Northern California as part of an integrated project delivery (IPD) team. The most notable experiences are at CMC and with developer GL Bruno and Associates.
We have recently completed the following BIM projects:
- CMC Sterile Processing Relocation
- Bitwise South Stadium
- First Missionary Baptist Church
- Clinica Sierra Vista – East Niles
- DeWolf Design Science
- California State University, Fresno – Conley Art Building
- Southern California Edison, Various MEER Buildings
- Community Regional Medical Center – Medical Office Building, Fresno, CA
Currently, we are in the implementation stage on the following medical projects:
- Clovis Community Medical Center – Cancer Center, Clovis, CA 95,000 SF OSHPD III Cancer Treatment and Imaging Center
- Santa Barbara Cancer Center, Santa Barbara, CA. 60,000 SF OSHPD III Cancer Treatment and Imaging Center
Patton would be pleased to serve as a co-leader on this project with any of our customers. The ideal approach to clash avoidance utilizes the assembly line approach to break up individual systems into major components, incorporating them into the model in succession. This technique allows the most efficient systems to fit into the smallest amount of space and leaving room for future development.
Patton's Team Value
The Patton BIM team will add value to this project in the following areas:
- Clash avoidance to eliminate redraw.
- Engineering data and dimensions will be stored in the model.
- Constructibility will be designed into the model.
- Conflict will be resolved with a collaborative attitude.
- Schedule will be based on the BIM process to ensure project milestones are met.
- Integration of Revit with fabrication accelerates the delivery of materials and reduces waste.
- Streamlined use of GPS locating tools to reduce layout labor waste.
- Optimized use of interstitial space to facilitate future remodels.
- System operation and maintenance information readily available for maintenance staff.