Virtual Building Logistics

VBL Case Study

WCSU’s Visual and Performing Arts Center
Danbury, CT

Visual and Performing Arts CenterWestern Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center

Project Size:

135,000 sq.ft.

Project Cost:

$97 million

Project Schedule:

October 2011 – March 2014

The Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University is a state-of-the-art center for classroom and studio art facilities. The building includes a state-of-the-art rehearsal room, recording studio, art gallery, 350-seat concert hall and 350-seat theater.  The new facility was designed by the architectural firms of Holzman Moss Architects and Amenta/Emma Architects.

Virtual Building Logistics was brought on to the project by Dimeo Construction. VBL’s role was to provide Data Management and Building Systems coordination support for Dimeo Construction during the construction phase.

The Data Management portion of the project included:

  • Troubleshooting any problems that appeared
  • Maintaining up-to-date collision models
  • File conversions for the trades teams
  • Generating final coordination sign off drawings
  • Fulfilling other project related tasks on an as-needed basis.

The Building Systems coordination portion of the project involved:

  • Working with Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Electrical Subs to coordinate mechanicals systems
  • Producing clash reports from subs before each meeting  both online and on site
  •  Coordinating level by level
  • Final coordination sign off drawings were created to aid in sign off
  • A record establishing approval from the engineer and architect was created for the MEP Superintendent to help in the subs installation

WCSU’s  Visual and Performing Arts Center broke ground on the west side of campus on Oct. 17, 2011. The building is scheduled to be completed in March 2014. It will open to students at the start of the fall 2014 semester.

Project Parters: 

Dimeo Construction, Holzman Moss Architects, Amenta/Emma Architects

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