Another exciting milestone achieved at the University of California San Diego Future of Surgery Project! MEP rough-in is now off to the races! It was determined during Design Development that our teams greatest challenge would be to maintain the designed ceiling heights based on the limited interstitial space that existed in the basement of this operational academic space. In some areas, we had less than 3” of space from finish ceilings to structural deck. In fact, on paper, it was determined that it simply didn’t work. After implementing our in-house BIM process, and the strong efforts of CallisonRTKL, Randall Lamb, University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (CA), Standard Drywall Inc., and KM Consulting Group LLC we were able to re-position and re-design MEP Systems that allowed us to retain the desired ceiling heights for our client, increase trade productivity, and avoid system clashes that occur when a traditional coordination process is used. Way to go Adrian Campos. This is how you Build Together!