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Location Toronto, ON
Project Area:23,000 Sq. Ft
Architect:Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Trades Covered:Architecture, M & E
Verticals: Architects, Structural Engineering, MEP Engineering
The renovation of the 840 Eglington building in Toronto involved utilizing the provided as-built model by Pinnacle. With this as-built model, the renovation process can benefit from accurate and detailed information about the existing structure and systems of the building.
The as-built model serves as a valuable reference point for architects, engineers, and contractors involved in the renovation project. It enables them to assess the current conditions, identify potential challenges or limitations, and plan the renovation process more efficiently.
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Understanding and effectively utilizing the intricate details of the as-built model posed a challenge for the team.
The team used advanced tools and plugins to leverage the as-built model to make apt design decisions for streamlined coordination and to enhance the overall efficiency of the project. This resulted in a successful and value-added transformation.
The drawings were old and scanned from paper, and were very difficult to read at some points. This made processing and disbursing the information across the channel difficult and prone to error.
The model we worked on facilitated effective communication and collaboration among architectural, MEP, structural engineering, and interior design services. With the as-built model, professionals from each discipline understood the existing conditions of the building, identified potential challenges, and planned their respective modifications accordingly.
For the structural drawings, many of the elements were superseded from the information shared about them, and hence have to rely on assumption logs approved by the client. For instance, the false ceiling height was 8' but structural members that were supposed to hold the ceilings were placed at 7'-6", and the same was with the position of columns.
We submitted RFIs and engaged in weekly review sessions with the client. Prior to addressing coordination challenges like ceiling, beam, and column measurements, we sought the client's input.
By utilizing the as-built model and maintaining open communication among all services involved, coordination efforts were streamlined, potential clashes or conflicts were identified and resolved in advance, and the overall efficiency of the renovation project was significantly enhanced.
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