Sep 1, 2007
M/E Engineering, P.C. was named the 2007 BE Awards Excellence Winner for the The Biomedical Engineering and Optics building at the University of Rochester. This is a 95,000 square-foot teaching/research facility. The five-story structure includes laboratories, offices, and lecture halls surrounding an atrium, and its design incorporated a green building methodology for laboratories to enhance performance and efficiency. BIM enabled the complete coordination and redesign of a space-challenged mechanical penthouse with a curved roof structure.
M/E Engineering's design team used Microstation for the modeling of spaces and mechanical systems. The 3D PDFs generated were shared with other team members and contractors for coordination and production of shop drawings. Bentley Building Mechanical Systems were used to model the atrium and its associated mechanical systems.