UIC – Academic & Residential Complex
Deploying a leading-edge jobsite network provides instant access and bottom-line savings.
Next fall the University of Illinois at Chicago will open a brand new 200,000-square-foot housing and academic facility, including a 10-story housing tower and a 54,000-square-foot academic center. With commitments made to incoming students, managing and meeting the aggressive construction schedule was the highest priority for Pepper, American Campus Communities and UIC. New thinking was required.
Modern construction relies on vast amounts of digital data to envision, plan and deliver projects. Wireless access and bandwidth on jobsites can be limiting. With scattered access points and reception limited by steel and concrete, teams too often pause progress in the field to make their way to data access points. At UIC, we blanketed the jobsite with outdoor-rated, high-bandwidth connectivity. The resulting speed paid off in tangible savings.
Harnessing the latest technology allowed UIC and the Pepper construction team to envision the project from almost any point on the job site - or the timeline. Use the sliders in this image to view a Tekla model, a 3D BIM rendering, and a photo of the 10-story residential complex under construction.
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