BIM Keeps Project on Track

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyMcKenney’s installed a highly complex HVAC system at the Riverside EpiCenter multipurpose venue—a facility designed to serve its members and the community.


The Challenge

Installing a large chilled water HVAC system to service this 107,000-square-foot facility consisting of a gym, bowling alley, auditorium, meeting and event center required meticulous planning and coordination. With multiple floor and ceiling elevations, significant duct work distribution was necessary. The team also had to meet very precise system performance and theater quality noise requirements.


The Solution

McKenney’s used expertise in 3D systems detailing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for constructability reviews and collision checking of overhead spaces. This technology creates virtual 3D planning models to coordinate all the building systems—including those of other trades involved. Systems were installed in a sequenced layout to ensure the teams met the strict architectural needs and installation schedule requirements.


The Results

McKenney’s completed the project on time and within budget—while exceeding the specified system quality requirements.


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About Rick Dustin


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Rick Dustin, PE, LEED AP BD+C is the Vice President of Engineering Solutions at McKenney's and is responsible for leading and directing the engineering operations at our company. He has spent more than 25 years designing mechanical and plumbing systems for a variety of commercial buildings with a focus on sustainability and optimizing solutions for our clients.

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