BOKA Powell Project Profiled in National Healthcare Design Magazine

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Methodist Hospital for Surgery completed four months ahead of schedule due to innovative Building Information Modeling (BIM) process

BOKA Powell designed the physician-owned Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, Tex., completed four months ahead of schedule.

Clients rely upon architects to provide the latest in technology,” says Tom Dwyer, principal in charge of BOKA Powell’s healthcare practice.

BOKA Powell, a Dallas-based architecture firm, is profiled in this month’s Healthcare Design magazine with a case study about the design and construction of the new physician-owned Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison, Tex., completed in 2010.

BOKA Powell, in conjunction with Rogers-O’Brien Construction, used an innovative process known as building information modeling (BIM) which enabled the team to work on an accelerated schedule and finish the project four months early due to a change in the federal healthcare law.    

“Failure was not an option,” says Michael Schaefer, CFO of Methodist Health System, quoted in the article. “We didn’t say, ‘What can we do about this?’ but, ‘Tell us what has to happen in order for this to get done.’”

According to the article, BIM has changed the way architects and contractors deliver a building from beginning to end. As technology has advanced, the possibilities in terms of complexity and sophistication using computer-aided, three-dimensional design have become endless.

“Clients rely upon architects to provide the latest in technology,” says Tom Dwyer, principal in charge of BOKA Powell’s healthcare practice. “BIM requires more of the architect’s up front time and effort, but pays back during the construction administration phase by reducing the time associated with shop drawing reviews and fewer RFIs.”

To read the full case study, visit: http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/article/revit-resolution.

For more information about BOKA Powell’s projects and people, visit http://www.bokapowell.com.

About BOKA Powell
BOKA Powell is a nationally recognized architectural design, planning and interior design firm, with office locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, TX. BOKA Powell’s areas of focus include health care, commercial office, higher education, hospitality, multi-family and mixed use planning and design. The firm is dedicated to the creation of compelling, flexible, and cost effective design solutions that directly respond to the needs of clients. http://www.bokapowell.com

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