Procon has been hired by Jacobs Engineering Group to provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) quality control services for a building systems renovation project at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan. Procon will help Jacobs ensure that BIM processes and deliverables on the project meet GSA’s BIM requirements. The goal of the renovation of the occupied federal courthouse is to upgrade infrastructure systems to improve the safety and viability of the facility for federal tenants and public users.
Constructed in 1934, the Levin Courthouse was designed by Detroit architect Robert O’Derrick and clad in Indiana Limestone in a Classical Modern Style. The 10-story building is 771,904 square feet and provides space for multiple judicial functions. The building serves the U.S. District Courts and supporting federal agencies by providing courtrooms, chambers and office space. There are four U.S. Court of Appeals chambers, nineteen District Courtrooms and twenty-two judges’ chambers, three Grand Jury Rooms, and five Magistrate Courtrooms and chambers. Building tenants include the U.S. District Courts, Court of Appeals, Circuit Library, Pretrial Services, U.S. Magistrate, U.S. Probation Office, House of Representatives, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Marshals, and U.S. Tax Court.
Procon is a national leader in providing BIM services to the A/E/C community with particular expertise in in the application of BIM on major federal projects for GSA and other federal owners. Among other things, Procon’s BIM capabilities include virtual reality (VR) mock-ups, and 2D, 3D, and 4D digital models used in the design, construction, and operation of building. from which construction progress will be tracked to ensure that project schedule and budget remain unchanged. Procon’s BIM team performs clash detection analysis to ensure building discipline systems and components are coordinated and do not conflict with one another as well as performing quality control analyses, facility reviews, and updates of models throughout construction to ensure as-built models meets requirements and are ready to use for facilities management programs.