While it is still early in the construction phase of this project, we have begun planning ahead in the design process. Taking our modeling one step further, we decided to model the the entire underground piping and coordinate with MEP trades. Utilizing the slab on grade as a means to quickly and efficiently pipe our power, feeder and rooftop units is expected to cut time, labor and material in our schedule.
My role, as designer on this project from the beginning, has been to review all submittal and specifications and design an install to increase profitability. Starting with in-depth home run piping and circuiting schedules, I then model every aspect of our installation process--creating and modeling prefabrication racks, hangers and quick slab-on-grade install methods. Design and modeling is still ongoing.