3-D Modeling Technology Enhances Building Design for New Castro Valley Hospital
All 230,000 square feet of the new Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley were modeled using high-tech building information modeling (BIM) and significant coordination among many partners for years throughout the design development process.
“We’ve modeled everything in three-dimensions so we know exactly how the mechanical, electrical, plumbing(MEP) for a given space should be constructed,” says Mike Pearson, project engineer at DPR Construction.
When the time comes for building upgrades, Eden Medical Center will refer to laser scans captured during construction to show obstacles that might lie behind walls or ceilings in the building — before starting any construction on the facility.
“Using these technologies, we can solve problems as early as possible so that we deliver a high-quality product on time and on budget,” adds Pearson.
Read more and see pictures of three-dimensional models on Eden Medical Center’s newsroom.