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Institutional | THE BOLDT CO. – LUTHER MIDELFORT HOSPITAL EXPANSION Building with BIM B THE BOLDT CO. UTILIZES BIM ON THE LUTHER MIDELFORT HOSPITAL EXPANSION PROJECT. BY BRIAN SALGADO uilding information modeling (BIM) was a growing trend just a few years ago. But today, nationwide contractors like Boldt are bringing the model to just about every project they undertake. In fact, if Project Manager Jason Krueger has his way, even more elements of the expansion at Luther Midelfort – Mayo Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., would be value-engineered with BIM. “It saves a lot of time and costs, and it leads to a much safer installation,” Krueger says. “I would try to integrate more into the model than what we already do. But there’s a line where the team has to say, ‘This doesn’t add value any more.’” Boldt is the construction manager for the $112 million expansion of Luther Midelfort, an integrated healthcare system that incorporates clinic and hospital functions within its facility. The first phase of construction called for a fourstory, 800-car garage that was built from March to November 2008. Phase two involves a new addition consisting of two five-story wings that combine for 358,000 square feet and will add another 25 beds for Luther Midelfort. This phase began in November 2008 and is scheduled for completion in January 2011. bringing business information modeling »The Boldt Co. is been used extensively during the Luther (BIM) to the forefront of its projects throughout the United States. BIM has Midelfort Hospital expansion. BIM Experience Krueger says Boldt’s experience with BIM and lean construction concepts on previous projects was a plus. Once selected for the job, Boldt sought subcontractors that also had experience with BIM, especially the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) trades. This is one of the areas where BIM helped most, Krueger says. “During the design phase, we brought MEPs on as design/assist partners,” he says. “They were working on the last phase of design with us and the architect to make sure we were getting value and hitting costs where our owner’s budget was. Through target costing, we were monitoring the design as it progressed and monitoring the costs. “We took the next step by developing a 3-D model of all of the above-ceiling and mechanical installations,” Krueger adds. “The structure itself was also put into 3-D modeling. We used CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January 2010
Profitable Contractor
Aireko Enterprises
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Interlink Group
TCD Inc.
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Wharton-Smith Inc.
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Grinnell Recycling
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Sessler Wrecking
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Regional Spotlight
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
Block Cos.
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Urban Landmarks
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
Construction Coach
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
Nan Inc.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
Special Focus
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
DiFazio Industries
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks

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