Brown University’s engineering department was elevated to the School of Engineering in 2010 and with several disparate facilities around the Providence, Rhode Island campus, it was decided to build a new Engineering Research Center to create a unified home.
Completed in 2018, this 81,330 sq ft facility features cutting-edge research labs, clean rooms, an imaging suite, and flexible work spaces. It is thought to be the first institutional lab in the US to be delivered using the innovative integrated project delivery (IPD) model, under which the owner, architect and contractor are mutually responsible for design development, stakeholder engagement and keeping construction on time and on budget.
Key to meeting IPD’s unique focus on project team integration, communication and collaboration was the use of advanced BIM tools during design and construction. Continue reading here