Title: Building information modeling project coordination: The all-in approach
Date Published: January - February 2021
Volume: 66
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 22 - 27
Authors: Chad A. Van Kampen, Barry N. McKinley, and Dan J. Ritzert

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The design-build team of Shambaugh & Son LP, Kerkstra Precast, and PTAC Consulting Engineers worked together to design and construct MWC LLC in St. Johns, Mich., a cheese and whey processing facility that processes 25% of the milk produced in the entire state into cheese and whey protein powders. The project team’s total commitment to using building information modeling as its core planning and design tool for this project enabled complete and efficient coordination of thousands of unique precast concrete building elements with the complex mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and process systems in the facility. The benefits of this approach extended from the early planning stages through construction to the as-built documentation of the completed project.