Virtual Building Logistics

VBL Case Study

Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI Headquarters
Providence, RI

Project Size:

325,000 Square Feet

Project Cost:

$52 Million

Project Description:

The project team of Dimeo Construction Company – CM/Builder; Symmes Maini McKee Associates – architects, engineers, & interior designers; and modeling consultant – Virtual Building Logistics embraced a process of multi-disciplinary virtual design integration – collaborated on the new 327,000 sf Corporate Office Facility for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) located at Waterplace Park in downtown Providence.

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dimeo’s integration solution began with the engagement of VBL, a full service CAD/BIM, Design Document Production, Modeling and Facilities Management Integrator. VBL served as a third party to support the team in working with the CM, the architect and their in-house structural/MEP consultants, construction subcontractors and vendors. VBL became the master integrator, updating and guaranteeing the accuracy of the building model while providing continuous support to all design and construction entities involved. While SMMA designed the project in a full architectural CAD platform with BIM integration, the Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dimeo project teams were intent on carrying the process through to the subcontractor and field construction level. VBL played a key role as a bridge to the actual field, subcontractor, design, and construction processes which this supported.

The 13-story office tower is rising atop an underground parking garage. The new office facility includes a customer call center, training rooms, a data center, a fitness center and a cafeteria.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI

Project Partners:

Dimeo, Symmes Maini McKee Associates

Services Provided:

  • Full BIM Services
  • Design Support and Coordination
  • Multi-Disciplinary BIM Modeling
  • Gatekeeper Services


  • LEED gold certified

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