Mortenson's Center for Advance Care Earns TAP Innovation Award

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Advanced Care project recently won the Technology in Architectural Practice award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the category of Project Delivery & Construction Administration Excellence.

The AIA/TAP Innovation Awards emphasizes how new practices and technologies further enable project delivery from design, to construction and through operations. Since 2005, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community has spearheaded an effort to highlight award winning case studies from the architectural profession and construction industry in the harnessing of Building Information Model (BIM) technology and processes to further design, construction, and project excellence. 

For nearly 20 years, our Mortenson team has helped pioneer the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in all phases, from preconstruction through operations and maintenance. As measured by McGraw Hill, the longer a firm has invested in the use of BIM, the greater the impact to its partners and customers. Our innovation-based culture has led us to develop an experience level that is simply unparalleled in the industry. As a firm, Mortenson has been recognized with more AIA BIM TAP Awards than any of our competitors. The TAP Innovation Award for the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin marks the 12th time our firm has been honored since 2006!

Utilizing the latest Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) building tools and technology, the design team developed and pioneered new ways to add value and communicate with each other. By implementing a one-model approach, the team was able to coordinate in advance of construction, which reduced duplication of modeling efforts, and greatly accelerated the development of fabrication models.

Compared to a previous project with the same construction management/architect team, the one-model approach resulted in a 50 percent reduction in Request for Information (RFI) and an 18 percent reduction in Architect Supplemental Instruction (ASI), as well as the addition of five floors per the owner’s request with no change to the original completion date of the project.