West Virginia University – Animal Facility Annex

The Animal Facility Annex (AFA) shall be a LEED accredited new infill-construction with some renovation in the 1950’s vintage WVU – Health Science Center (HSC) four story courtyard. The 24,900 square foot addition to an existing academic building will provide state-of-the-art laboratories for West Virginia University.

Given the complexity of this type of building and its systems, the decision to utilize building information modeling came from the subcontractors who desired a 3D systems coordination process for the Interstitial Level of the building. BIM is being implemented on this project for  design authoring, design reviews/visualization and 3D construction coordination.