HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, was engaged to design two projects simultaneously for one of the largest healthcare providers in the United States. Each campus spanned 200,000 square feet and shared many common elements, although the buildings were not identical. Rather than duplicate efforts, HOK turned to dRofus as the single planning and data management solution for both projects.
HOK used dRofus to transform information on 40 departments and 1700 rooms into a data-driven representation that incorporated details for square footage, graphics and parameters. HOK imported the client’s FFE lists into dRofus to create a dynamic user interface that drove 800 Revit families shared across both projects. Thanks to dRofus, only 2 people worked on planning instead of eight that were used on projects of a similar size. dRofus served many valuable functions for this dual project: a single source for planning and design information, program and data validation and streamlined coordination.
dRofus provided the database and functional structure to make the models very robust and created a single codebase that could be shared across both projects. Considering the projects’ large size and complexity, dRofus allows project teams to be optimized. Team members are able to focus on the important rather than the tedious.
Brent Martin, Associate at HOK