Award winners from The Ohio State University Medical Center, Joe Porostosky and David Pifher receive their award from acronym’s Editor, Caron Beesley, and Jim Helou, Senior Vice President of the Autodesk Government and Geospatial Data System Divisions at DLT Solution who was a sponsor. Joe is holding the award and David is to his left.
Over the past year DesignGroup’s Director of BIM, Brian Skripac, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been working closely with Joe Porostosky, Manager, Facilities Information & Technology Services, The Ohio State University Medical Center to deliver a unique and innovative BIM Implementation Project including standards and template development, process mapping and workflow integration, hands on customized training, and on-going best practices/consulting services. As a key consultant to Joe and his team, Brian along with others from DesignGroup’s BIM Thought Leadership Team, have provided leadership in the implementation of this multi-phased project which is transforming how the Medical Center manages, plans, and tracks over 6 million square feet of existing building space.
In recognition of this project, Joe Porostosky and David Pifher were selected as one of seven finalists to be recognized at 2011 [acronym] Public Sector CAD Awards ceremony and summit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on November 14, 2011. In its inaugural year, this award program is a “new innovation” contest that challenges the public sector to share the creative ways they have used digital design software to improve the performance of their agency and enhance the delivery of citizen-centric services. The awards are designed to give public sector organizations the opportunity to gain recognition, foster innovation, and share their achievements across the government community.
JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center Building Information Model. Image credit: OSUMC
During the award ceremony, it was announced that The Ohio State University Medical Center team was selected as the first prize winner for their implementation of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project to improve the visual presentation of Medical Center facility floor plans and conduct energy modeling. The team was selected for their transition from a 2D AutoCAD platform to a 3D intelligent BIM environment to dramatically improve how information is presented helping to improve decision making on how space is used and renovated. These models will also provide the foundation for improved wayfinding for patients and visitors, further reducing stress during what is often a very emotional time in their lives.
University Hospital East Building Information Model. Image credit: OSUMC
Congratulations to Joe, David, and the entire Facilities Information & Technology Services at The Ohio State University Medical Center on a well deserved award.
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