We are proud to share that Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Advanced Care has received an AIA TAP/CCA Innovation Award in the Project Delivery & Construction Administration Excellence category. The national award, granted to our team in conjunction with Mortensen Construction, has already received press on several media outlets, including Arch Daily, Architect Magazine, and Curbed.
The Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Innovation Awards honor new practices and technologies that will further enable project delivery and enhance data-centric methodologies in the management of buildings for their entire lifecycle, from design to construction and through operations. The AIA’s TAP Knowledge Community, in collaboration with the AIA’s Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Community, selected the recipients for this year’s awards.
Utilizing the latest Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) building tools and technology, the design team for the Center for Advanced Care developed and pioneered new ways to add value and communicate with each other. By implementing a one-model approach, the team was able to coordinate in advance of construction, which reduced duplication of modeling efforts, and greatly accelerated the development of fabrication models. Compared to a previous project with the same construction management/architect team, the one-model approach resulted in a 50 percent reduction in Request for Information (RFI) and an 18 percent reduction in Architect Supplemental Instruction (ASI), as well as the addition of five floors per the owner’s request with no change to the original project completion date.