Higher education facilities bring new innovative minds into our communities. With the continual expansion and refinement of the education world, educational facilities need to maintain a high-grade of progressive evolution to help nurture future student bodies. Though, to maintain a schools legacy while innovating on its infrastructure takes diligent planning which is where our team of designers step-in. BIM design and BIM coordination are crucial for renovations and new builds in the world of higher education. Our team have conducted many collaborative projects with universities like Princeton, Stockton, NJIT, and more to provide high-quality BIM designs ensuring seamless project life-cycles. Cycle through our educational facilities projects to gain more insight on our endeavours to help the educational world.
At the beginning of 2021, Princeton university began planning the launch for an expansive campus building program. The primary goal of this expansion is to implement new forms of clean energy production and a multitude of facilities to elevate the learning experience of Princeton University. The West Cogeneration Plant is a geo-exchange facility used by Princeton University for clean energy which provides electricity to campus through thermal conduction.
Our teams roll during the planning phases of this undertaking include creating architectural BIM designs, electrical BIM models and providing scan to BIM services. Engineers here at Dimensional Design Systems are still currently a part of the coordination process of this build as the project time-line predicts construction to come to a close in 2023.
Robertson Hall or Woodrow Wilson School of Public Relations and International Affairs, underwent a redesign and renovation construction in early 2018. The historic building, originally built in 1965, wasn't able to provide the modern environment for a 21st century staff and student body. Renovations were explicitly focused on the inside of the building, keeping it's architectural uniqueness intact. Roughly 48,000 square-feet of the interior have been remodeled and reopened in the fall of 2020.
Engineers here at Dimensional Design systems were responsible for creating control layouts and BIM models for the buildings new equipment. Our team of designers worked closely with Princeton University and in collaboration with other trade designs to ensure a smooth project life-cycle.
In late 2017, the grand opening for NJIT's new Life Sciences & Engineering building was held, opening the doors to the institution's newest facility to staff and students. The four story facility with around 20,000 square-feet of laboratories, conference areas, IT infrastructure and state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, has set a new pace for medical engineering and the life sciences.
This project was a multi-phased endeavour where our team was responsible for holding all coordination meetings as well as designing all electrical BIM models. With coordination meetings, our team was able to review the arch model until the final design ensuring there were no mistakes to be found and planned effectively to the changing needs of this large construction project.
The 110,000 square-foot facility that provides Rutgers University with state-of-the-art teaching suites, laboratories, high-bay testing, rapid prototyping and fabrication opened it's doors to students and educators alike providing a learning experience like no other. The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering became a staple in the engineering education world for being recognized as part of the nation's top engineering schools. Once Rutgers University saw the needed investment in the engineering field, the universities eyes were set on creating an environment for students and professions to collaborate and innovate.
Our team of engineers were imperative for ensuring this project remained on track for its completion by providing high-quality BIM designs and modeling. Not only did our team fulfill all BIM design needs but Dimensional Design System engineers worked in collaboration with other trade designers creating the best execution model for an effortless planning phase.
After being completed in the year 2015, the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment had under gone more alterations for functionality reasons in late 2016. The large facility was built to introduce a modern appeal to the energy and environment department at Princeton University. Minor alterations and renovations were added to the structure in early 2017 which included equipment, HVAC, plumbing and electrical revisions.
Our team of BIM design specialists were tasked with designing and creating all electrical BIM models for the renovations. Our team worked closely with numerous BIM design consultants and Princeton University to ensure the renovations were finalized in accordance to the project time-line.
With planning beginning in the summer of 2016, Seton Hall University expected their new campus welcome center in January 2018. The new welcome center was being constructed right next to the entrance of the university's campus. Bethany Hall was not only to be used as a welcome center for new students but as a multipurpose space for campus programming, administrative needs, campus event planning and and a launching point for student tours.
Dimensional Design Systems was contracted to curate all electrical BIM models during the planning phases of this project's life-cycle. In collaboration with other contracted trade designers and Seton Hall University, our team was able to delivery a high-grad BIM design model that ensured a seamless project time-line.
Planning began in mid 2016 for Stockton University's new Academic Quad buildings to propel the schools efforts regarding their statewide leadership in the disciplines of math and science. The two new structures added to the fold were the Unified Science Center Building I and II, both being around 60,000 square-feet housing research laboratories, a green house, a vivarium, multipurpose rooms and faculty offices.
Our team primarily created BIM models and designs on the latest Unified Science Center and it's classrooms. With our engineers taking point on all electrical BIM design needs, Dimensional Design Systems was also the head of coordination for the modeling phases for the structure. Dimensional Design Systems' BIM engineers ran coordination meetings, reviewed arch models and collaborated with other trade specialists ensuring an efficient project life-cycle.
The, then new, school of Communications and Media building began its conception in mid 2015. Montclair State University's plan was to build a 105,000 square-foot facility with amenities like a 150-seat presentation hall, broadcast studios, media labs, film screening rooms, acting and dance studios. This multi-phased project finalized the arts school quadrant on Montclair University's campus creating a new experience for incoming undergrad students.
Our role in the planning phases of Montclair State University's new school of Communications and Media building was to provide high-quality electrical BIM designs. Dimensional Design Systems engineers worked in collaboration with other BIM design specialists and Montclair State University and maintained a diligent work effort until the close of this project.
With initial renovations beginning in 2009, the main library of Princeton University had finalized it's ten year renovation journey in 2019. The Firestone Library received many interior upgrades that change the 430,000 square-foot interior drastically. New additions included technology equipped classrooms, high-level security storage for rare books, digital imaging studios, book conservation labs, graduated study rooms and a new gallery space.
With renovations to the Firestone Library being a part of a large, multi-phased project, our team a Dimensional Design Systems had the opportunity to work on numerous BIM planning phases for the historic structure. With the implementation of new technology and high security vaults, our team was contracted to design all electrical BIM models for the build along with automation infrastructure deigns. Our engineers worked in tandem with a number of trade design specialists to maintain a well focused project life-cycle.
In mid 2015, Princeton University began planning a new addition to their fine arts program, the Lewis Center for the Arts. This, then new, multi-structure addition to the university included a 145,000 square-foot complex with new space for teaching performances like theatre, dance, visual arts and music. The new build included a black box theatre, additional art studios, a new music learning building which included new rehearsal rooms.
This multi-phase project required vigorous planning, which is where our team of expert BIM designers come into the equation. Our designers were tasked with creating all electrical BIM designs and worked in collaboration with other trade designers creating an efficient project planning phase. Construction finalized for this build in 2017.
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