Advancing MILCON transformation
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The US Air Force has revised its standard design instruction to improve building information modeling (BIM) rollout through case studies targeted towards BIM implementation and its impact on the multi-million dollar Air Force military construction (MILCON) program. The first is the US Central Command (CENTCOM) project, which showed that it was possible to accomplish BIM on a complex project on an Air Force base and get a more detailed design and LEED certified facility for less money. The LEED Platinum fitness center at Tyndall AFB, Fla., aimed towards full implementation of BIM as a means to visually represent the energy savings achieved through the enhanced commissioning process. The aging dormitory inventory at Lackland AFB, Texas was replaced when Air Force Center for Engineering and Environment (AFCEE) architects and project managers were able to achieve 35% or 65% design level in less time frame.
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Hutchinson, M., & Suermann, P