K-6 Elementary School

We love a challenge, and this new project was not the exception. With the clock running against us and a ton of work to do, all our knowledge was put to the test, but the successful results speak for themselves.

In this particular project, Incoa was hired to provide BIM services. Due to our know-how and expertise on the wood framing area, we were able to sort all the issues that arose while working on the project and still met the established deadline. Also, as an ISO 9001 certified company, we were able to guaranty both quality assurance and quality control.

The new K-6 elementary school: a two-story building with 35 classrooms, located in Moreno Valley, California, totals about 77400 sf. To achieve the high-quality results we are known for, we proceeded as following:

They needed level of detail 400 modelling of the wood framing portion of the project, including wood walls, floor and roof framing for coordination purposes. The BIM coordination was key to ensure no clashes between the architecture, MEP and structural members occurred.

With one of our experts in wood walls modelling, we counted each of the walls of the project to make the estimates needed to start the project. The scope of work included around 600 walls, in addition to the 38000 sf floor and the 40000 sf roof. We estimated the project would take 1200 hours.

Since the modelling portion of our scope needed to be completed 2 weeks prior to the weekly coordination meetings, we required a team of three and one project manager, to ensure the deadline would be met (and we did, with a whole day to spare!). This team was made up by Carla Tosi as the Project Manager, Mariano Rivas as the Structural Consultant, Ana Gallo as the BIM STR Drafting Team Member and Anabella Mecchia as the BIM CAD Team Member. This turned out to be a perfect combination, given Carla’s experience with Revit and the special add in to model wood walls, and Mariano’s knowledge in wood framing.

The deadline was specially challenging because several issues came up while modelling, which required a great deal of coordination between the contractor and the design team. The hardest part was to define the bottom and top level of each wall, along with the different intersections with the others walls, floors and ceiling framings. Even so, our know-how and expertise on the area aided us through the whole process.

When this was finished, we moved on to the wall shop drawings. To properly produce the roughly 400 sheets we did, our expertise was called into action once more.

Lastly, we were asked to model all the concrete embeds including sill plate anchor bolts and holdown anchor bolts and the placement drawings for them.

When everything was done, both the client and us were extremely pleased with the results. We are proud of what we accomplished because we know that, as a team, we can overcome any challenge that comes our way.