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Crafted Structural Marvel for Signal House Project, Washington DC


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Company: Tejjy Inc.
Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Published: 13/01/2021

Situated at the heart of the Union Market area, Washington DC, Signal House would be a 10-story, trophy office building, expected to get completed by 2022. The pioneering project  is at the scale of the city neighborhood building, close to Florida Avenue. 

Specialty of the project:  Signal House is estimated to accommodate 4,700 multifamily. It would be a new lease on work life, set to achieve new heights in the workplace, transforming the way of work. Designed by Gensler, the office building would be of 225,000 SF, paying tribute to the historic industrial surroundings with unique terracotta, metal, and glass exteriors.

Project Vertical Served: Retail & Residential (Mixed Use Construction)

Number of People Worked on the Project - 2 BIM Engineers

Project Scope of Work: 

  • BIM Modeling

  • CAD to BIM Conversion

Building Details:

11 story building with 2 levels of underground parking. On the ground level there is retail space and lobby/service area. The  second level consists of landscape courtyard, office space and amenities. All together, the project is spread over 225,000 square feet.

  • Start Date of BIM Implementation - 10/2019

  • End Date of BIM Implementation - 04/2020

Stakeholders Involved in the Project:

  • Architect- Gensler (Client)

  • Owner- Carr Properties

Gensler provided Carr Properties with design and construction management.

Software Applications Used for the Project: RAM Concept from Finite Element Modeling Software

Happy Client – Client is pleased and continues to give more work to Tejjy Inc.

Testimonials from Tejjy Inc. Project Team Members - Sukh Singh, Vice President, Tejjy Inc. & Niraj Patel, BIM Engineer - “We created the complete BIM model, paying attention to every detail of the building structure.  We incorporated additional details and changes in the BIM model as per RFI responses. Our client appreciated the work provided by our team. ”

Scope of Work executed by Tejjy Inc.

  • BIM Modeling for Structural Trade

  • Coordination of Concrete Model

  • Shop Drawings

  • CADD to BIM Conversion

Tejjy’s Work Process for Project Execution:

  • Provided BIM execution plan to create the BIM model. 

  • Followed protocol given by architectural and structural team members.  

  • Used licensed subscription - AEC packages from Autodesk software.

  • In-house team of Tejjy Inc. collaborated with clients to execute the BIM project.

Project Challenges:

  • Tejjy Inc.’s BIM engineers faced a problem with reinforcement in column junction, through concrete slab and slip fold.

Solution to the Challenges:

  • BIM engineers of Tejjy Inc. produced the 3D BIM model, identified clashes and worked with project managers, eliminating the problem.

Tejjy’s Inc. Problem Solving Approach:

  • Collaborated with project managers

  • Delivered clash free concrete modeling

  • Identified and sorted out multiple slab edge and beam errors.

How Tejjy empowered the owner?

Through Revit BIM modeling, Tejjy Inc. BIM engineers helped to reduce errors for this project, saving rework time, during the later stages of construction.

How the technology usage helped to simplify the project workflow? 

Implementation of Revit BIM technology helped to minimize errors and generate a clash-free model at the onset of the construction, enabling smooth project execution. 

Project Snaps:

Image Source: Signal House 

Type of Work
  • Building
How was the BIM Experience in the project?
Reality Simulation: Does it help to get an idea of the final product?
Waste reduction, labor costs and deviations
Greater control of the construction process
Improves collaboration between agents
Conflict resolution and clash detection
Correction and error handling
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