See how we accelerated project delivery by eliminating any need to re-draw or go back to submit new permits.
On the citizenM Brickell project, Suffolk received the drawings for foundations from the architect, however as we were getting ready to do the foundation work, and release our VDC team to start the modeling process, we realized that foundations on the contract drawings had footings that were not to the correct scale, and did not show the correct geometry. When we checked the foundation schedule, we realized the size of the foundations was increased. For example, when looking at our 2D drawings, there was space in the pathways, however in our 3D model, we realized the foundations were actually touching each other. This would result in waterproofing and forming not being possible. At this point, we went back to the design team and showed them conflicts we found with the foundation design, and how the contract design differed from the schedule. They agreed, and we started using our layout drawings of foundations for coordination purposes going forward to coordinate size to pour, waterproofing, etc. All of this was determined before we got to the field, as we submitted fully-coordinated Control Layout drawings for approval. This accelerated project delivery as we eliminated any need to re-draw or go back to submit new permits, which would have stalled the project.