2008 CSU Facilities Management Conference

Design & Construction

BIM: Costs and Benefits on Two Project, Performing Arts Center and Student Recreation Center | Thursday, October 23, 10:30AM-12:00PM

Tom Kennedy,
Chief of Architecture and Engineering, CSU Office of the Chancellor

Glenn Carels,
Design Principal, LPA
Walid Shihayed,
Esitmater, WM2S Consultant/C.W. Driver
Nathaniel Wilson,
Campus Architect, CSU Northridge

CSU Northridge has used BIM (Building Information Models) for two very different projects, a Performing Arts Center and a Student Recreation Center. Both of these projects used the Construction Management at Risk project delivery method which helped quantify the costs and benefits. The models were created with the two leading BIM software applications, Vico Constructor/Navis Viewer and AutoCad Revit/Navis Viewer. This session will demonstrate both models, discuss benefits of BIM for each project, and give cost benefit examples. Hear the perspectives on BIM from the owner, the contractor, and the architect/designer.

The Integral Link Between Evidence-Based and Green Design | Thursday, October 23, 2:00PM-3:30PM

Warren Jacobs,
University Architect, CSU Office of the Chancellor

Eve Edelstein,
Senior Vice President, HMC Architects\
Holly Hill, Sustainability Design Manager, HMC Architects
Fred Jandt,
Dean, CSU San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus

This presentation will cover the inherent link between evidence-based design and sustainable design strategies and examples of implementation at the CSU San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. Evidence based-design and sustainability have been pursued independently, yet the two fields are linked. Design that incorporates bio-medical evidence of the influence of light, temperature, and sound on human stress, performance, and health are directly relevant to learning environments.

Examples of the relationship between environmental and human drivers for design will be described, including the influence of light, acoustics, air quality, and materials. A direct correlation will be made between evidence-based design strategies and green building rating systems. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of these research concepts and practical tools for applying them.   

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly or How to Love 1960s Buildings | Friday, October 24, 10:00AM-11:00AM

Bob Schulz,
Associate Vice President of Operations, San Diego State University

Jay S. Bauer,
Partner, Bauer and Wiley
Brian Pratt, Principal, Bauer and Wiley
Michael Smith,
Director of Design and Construction, CSU Fullerton
Annette Wiley
, Partner, Bauer and Wiley

Attendees will learn, through case studies, the key issues involved in renovating older campus buildings by reimagining and reinvigorating them in ways that bring new life and purpose to these important campus resources. In addition, the session offers an approach to cost control that is thoughtful, programmatic, and collaborative, which will lead to more informed decision making and a higher likelihood of establishing and achieving reasonable costs. At the root of these case studies are “lessons learned” regarding the importance, value, and benefits of collaboration among the various stakeholders involved in building programming, planning, design, and construction. Renovation will be portrayed in seven precepts that apply to any such project, with cost control described in a similar manner with a focus on collaborative responsibilities.

Reducing the University’s Risks in Construction Programs | Friday, October 24, 11:15-12:15

Jim Sowerbrower, Chief of Construction Management, CSU Office of the Chancellor

George Heery,
Chairman/CEO, Brookwood Group
Robert Kitamura,
Director for Facilities Planning and Capital Projects, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Reducing the university’s risks in its construction programs is becoming more difficult as we depend upon the global community in addition to national vendors and contractors for our materials and labor. Thus, managing risk in our construction programs is of a much higher priority then it ever was before. This session will cover early identification of the risks and the use of construction methods that will help to lessen those exposures.  The presenters will show methods that are proving successful in managing one of Cal Poly’s multi-faceted construction projects, a $300 million student housing project.