Moving from AutoCAD to BIM for Building Floor Plans – The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University’s BIM Implementation Project
By Joe Porostosky, Senior Manager of Facilities Information and Technology Services at The Ohio State University
The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University is reaching the end of a project to convert all of our buildings from 2D AutoCAD drawings to 3D Building Information Models. This project covers 53 buildings and slightly more than six million square feet. Over the next five blog posts, my colleague, Brian Skripac, and I will share how the project was initiated, how it was executed, and the impact it has had on the Medical Center.
At that time, we identified the following as the immediate benefits of the implementation:
High quality 3D visualizations
Energy analysis and modeling
Improved planning in the areas of space, operations, security, and others
Improved drawing accuracy via field verification and further use of as-built documentation
Time savings in updating to the BIM model following construction or renovation projects versus AutoCAD
Utilizing industry standard drawing standards
Improved communication with leadership and customers as it relates to space usage and layout
I encourage you to read the entire article. I'll try to remember to comment and link when the next installments are posted.