SHP Leading Design (SHP) has effectively incorporated building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), sustainable design, and integrated facilities management throughout its practice and partnerships. Committed to industry transformation, SHP relies on Autodesk BIM solutions for all of its projects and has mandated that its consultants use software based on the Autodesk® Revit® platform. The SHP joint venture 2enCompass—an integrated design and construction LLC formed with construction partner Messer Construction—uses Autodesk BIM solutions for its building delivery process as well. In addition, SHP’s PointGuard® facilities management service models the role of BIM in building operations by providing owners with as-built information for facility maintenance.
|Listen to Dick Thomas, SHP vice president, describe how his firm uses BIM to support IPD.|
SHP Leading Design offers planning, architecture, interior design, engineering, construction administration, and facilities management services. Founded in 1901, the multidisciplinary design practice is based in Ohio and has over 130 employees. In 2000, SHP and Messer Construction formed 2enCompass, an integrated design and construction joint venture.
SHP implemented Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and Autodesk® Revit® MEP software in 2005 as part of its commitment to the BIM process. The company also uses Autodesk® Green Building Studio® web-based energy-analysis service and Autodesk® Navisworks®, Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis, Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, and AutoCAD® software. The firm’s BIM portfolio includes 155 completed projects and almost $1 billion worth of buildings, which includes over $100 million in projects executed in a fully integrated design and construction process.
SHP also provides BIM consulting services to its educational clients such as Indiana University (IU). The company recently developed the BIM Guidelines and Standards for Architects, Engineers, and Contractors document to support IU’s facility design, construction, and management needs.
The Welcome Pavilion at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of SHP’s latest BIM projects. The $6.3 million addition/renovation is the new “front door” to the campus, with a reception hall that houses admissions and security offices.
Using BIM, the SHP team designed and built the facility in less than a year and in time for the seminary to feature the space in its 150th-anniversary ceremonies. SHP’s architectural and MEP designers and structural engineering consultant all used Revit-based software, a collaboration that enabled close, cross-discipline coordination, as well as earlier cost estimates and material orders. For example, the team avoided a looming steel price increase by calculating the steel quantities from the Autodesk® Revit® Structure software design model. In addition, use of both Navisworks and Revit-based software for collision detection minimized field changes and helped the team meet the project’s compressed schedule.
For more information, see the SHP Leading Design customer story.
SHP uses Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI), in Louisville, Kentucky, as its reseller.