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Director of Operations
Director of Operations
The emergence of BIM (Building Information Modelling) in recent years has changed the way industry professionals design. Today, we can create precise, realistic 3D models that provide our clients with a vivid and comprehensive view of a project, and that means productivity is increased, costs reduced, field interferences can be avoided, and less rework is necessary as a result of adjustments and revisions throughout the design process. This intelligent digital information can also be used to assist in the maintenance of buildings, since it can become a facility management tool post-construction.
BIM gives EastPoint another excellent communication tool when we’re working with our clients, and raises the bar when it comes to design sophistication.
A complicated project due to the requirement that the facility remain operational throughout, EastPoint managed the replacement of three 300 horsepower steam boilers critical to hospital care, including sterilization, kitchen and laundry, and space heating. EastPoint used 3D technology to scan the existing site, which not only assisted in the removal current infrastructure, but more importantly, ensured that none of the new boiler material interfered with existing pipes, making the project more efficient and streamlined.
EastPoint not only designed and 3D modelled various high voltage structures and platforms in and around two primary converter sites, but did so in a manner that considered the long-term use of the structures. The models allowed for sophisticated equipment to be populated today, and could be further used as asset management and facility management tool to operate and maintain the facility over time.
The 3D model EastPoint developed for the Mill Cove communications building as a part of the Department of National Defence allowed this challenging project to unfold smoothly and efficiently. Given a list of rigorous specifications and requirements, the model allowed the team to design systems, like HVAC, in highly specific ways to ensure a successful project outcome.
Sustane is a waste management and recycling facility in Nova Scotia, only the second kind of facility like it in the world. EastPoint’s work involved developing a 3D model to use both as a design tool, as well as a product to assist during construction and installation. Long-term, this model can be used as a management tool for the building, ideally positioning it to become the flagship location and the model for many more facilities globally.