Changing the future of building, together.
Innovation doesn’t always have to entail inventing something yourself; sometimes, you innovate by making it possible to use another person’s breakthrough that otherwise might have sat unused.
For decades now, AECOM Construction Management has been a leader in innovation, driving technologies, processes and products that streamline construction activities and deliver sustainable and energy-saving results across the built environment. From pioneering motion-sensing lighting fixtures in the 1980s, devising new formulations for drywall, and delivering the first LEED Platinum office tower in New York City to seeking out, testing, and validating evolving technologies, we are driven by our unrelenting need to better serve our clients through innovation.
Tools for Innovation
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) AECOM discovers schedule and cost efficiencies, enhances site safety and optimizes long-term asset performance through detailed models at every stage of a project’s lifecycle:
- 3D MEP: Modeling, visualization and clash detection
- 4D Site: Logistics, sequencing and scheduling
- 5D Cost: Estimation and parametric modeling
- 6D Facilities: Operations and management
- The process: We hire and manage a team of independent detailers and oversee an in-depth coordination between the MEP systems before contractor award
- The result: A more detailed set of 100% CDs that represents a higher level of coordination with consideration given to design efficiencies and constructability issues – with a significant impact on contractor bidding and implementation costs
The Connected Model
- The process: We hire and manage an independent connection modeler and engineer to determine the structural steel connections before contractor award
- The result: Significant reduction of bidder contingencies and the spread between the bidders – and since the model can be used to create shop drawings, the fabrication process can start months earlier
- A prototype tool that aggregates and analyzes data created during the course of a construction project to track progress, performance and safety compliance
- A laboratory for exploring the design and construction benefits of modular and prefabricated project components in the healthcare sector.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA
The stadium has a one-of-a-kind retractable roof that uses a system of eight panels that slide open, in less than 8 minutes; similar to a camera shutter opening and closing. It also features a 360-degree HD ‘halo’ video board at 58′ tall and 1,100′ in diameter.
- Eight-panel retractable roof
- First ever 360-degree halo video board
- Mega column LED display
- Window to the City Plaza
William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Dallas, TX
The construction of this hospital included multi-trade prefabrication and modular construction for patient room bathrooms, patient room headwalls and utility tunnel piping racks for mechanical, electrical and fire sprinkler trades. This helped to reduce first costs, improve schedule, amplify quality and enhance safety. AECOM Hunt also spear-headed the effort and constructed mock-ups for the patient rooms, OR’s, ER, ICU’s and Cath Lab in a phased delivery approach. The phased mock-ups allowed the staff and physicians to find the best solution for delivery of care.
- Prefabricated Bathrooms
- Prefabricated Patient Headwall’s
- Prefabricated Tunnel Piping
- Prefabricated Corridor Racking
425 Park Avenue, New York, NY
The first full-block commercial building constructed on Park Avenue in nearly 60 years, 640,000-SF 425 Park stands 897 feet tall. In order to maximize the size of 425 Park while conforming to existing zoning code criteria, our team had to reuse 25% of the previous building that occupied the site and incorporate it into the new office tower under construction at 425 Park. Marrying 125,000 square feet of the original steel foundations to the new steel structure was a complex endeavor. Each of the 14,000 connection points had to be carefully analyzed to ensure the new structure could support the weight of the building and the structural loads were balanced accordingly.
- Unique features include a 45-foot-tall lobby – the tallest in Midtown
- Features an advanced air filtration process and a 25% reduction in connected energy load.
- Redesign of the new footings while the building was supported by a shoring system
- USGBC LEED Gold
- WELL Building Standard