Procon has been hired by Hill International to provide building information modeling (BIM) support services for the federal building at 985 Michigan Avenue in Detroit. As construction managers for GSA’s $75 million renovation of the 484,000 SF office building, Hill will be using Procon’s expertise with BIM and GSA’s BIM standards and protocols to ensure effective use of BIM during Design and Construction. Procon will facilitate the use of BIM during onboard design review sessions and perform Spatial Data Validation analysis of all design submissions. The Procon team will also perform clash detection analysis to ensure building discipline systems and components do not conflict with one another and are coordinated. Procon will use Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and Solibri Model Checker to perform quality control analysis, facility reviews, and coordinate updates of models throughout construction phase to ensure as-built model meets GSA requirements and is ready to use for GSA Facilities Management programs.
GSA is renovating 985 Michigan Avenue to extend its useful life and consolidate federal agencies from leased locations. The renovation project will include improvements to HVAC systems, repairs to elevators, upgrades to fire/life safety systems, improvements and repairs to plumbing and electrical systems, roof replacement, and repairs to the parking garage.