High Octane Electronic Documents Aids University With Operation and Maintenance Efforts - Two Case Studies

Matt Meyer, J. E. Dunn Construction Company
Mike Early, J. E. Dunn Construction Company

The objective is to demonstrate how highly coordinated electronic Documents, created for a university research laboratory facility, can be successfully utilized by an owner beyond initial construction phase. Projects: University of Colorado @ Boulder (UCB) Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotech Bldg (JSCBB) & Sustainability, Energy & Environment Complex (SEEC) Abstract: The team will describe their approach for utilizing electronic documents, first to aid in a collaborative construction coordination process that met the University's goals and objectives, and finally to leverage the power of the E-docs to aid the operation & maintenance of these exciting new lab facilities. The UCB's JSCBB & SEEC provided unique opportunities to maximize the value of highly developed E-docs far beyond building completion. By combining a forward thinking FM staff and collaborative construction and design team members, the collective group had the ability to create an innovative & intuitive set of E-docs for use beyond construction. When construction of the JSCBB & SEEC began, the team met with the key FM staff regularly, to discuss what would be included in the E-docs, how the information would be accessed and what the FM use of the E-docs would be after construction while they were operating the facility. During and after construction the FM staff had access to the E-docs on their computers / tablets and utilized them constantly. The staff that manages the JSCBB have installed the E-docs on the facility intranet system so they can be accessed at all times. This helps with training new researchers as the E-docs contain training videos, O&M manuals, etc. for all systems and equipment installed in the facility. The E-docs also aid FM staff when they receive maintenance calls as they can access parts lists in the E-docs and arrive at the facility with the proper parts thus saving time. The robust E-docs put together for the JSCBB & SEEC also provided links to the final as-built BIM models for each area so the owner would have quick access to this visual information when needed.

This presentation reflects the following aspects and suggested Presentation Topics:
1) Innovative ways to leverage technology during construction of a lab facility.
2) Use of the E-docs after construction for building management.
3) Owner training for utilizing the E-docs beyond building construction.

Audience Benefits:

The audience will be presented with the following information through this presentation:
1) Description of the use of E-docs and technology during construction of the JSCBB & SEEC
2) How E-docs can be used after initial building completion
3) Ways to tie operation & maintenance information into final deliverables for the owner

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the use of technology and E-docs during construction of JSCBB and SEEC
  • Explain how the E-docs can be utilized by an owner after building completion
  • Identify various ways to incorporate operations and maintenance data into final deliverables for the owner
  • Create innovative ways to leverage technology during construction of a laboratory facility

Biographies:

Matt Meyer is a senior project manager for JE Dunn Construction's Science and Technology Group in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Meyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Meyer has over 29 years of experience and has built facilities for entities such as the University of Colorado, Sandia Nat'l Labs, Amgen and the Corps of Engineers. Mr. Meyer is a current member of I2SL and ISPE.

Mike Early is a project manager for JE Dunn Construction's Science and Technology Group in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Early holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Purdue University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Early has over 30 years of experience and has built facilities for the University of Colorado among others. Areas of specialty include research laboratories, vivariums and healthcare.

 

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