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EOR: McNamara/Salvia, Inc.

Project type: Full Connection Engineering & Detailing; Qnect Integrated Steel Delivery (ISD) 

  
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Mass General Hospital's New Clinical Building

 

“Working with Qnect’s top Integrated Steel Delivery (ISD) team, McNamara Salvia was able to deliver a conformed package of drawings, connected model, and details that streamlined the bidding process and allowed us to provide value directly to the owner in the form of optimized connections in a competitive environment.”

– John J. Tracy, McNamara/Salvia, P.E., LEED® AP

 

This project, located on MGH's Main Campus in downtown Boston, will include 1,050,450 square feet of Gross Floor Area, creating space for 94 new beds and clinical facilities as well as approximately six below grade stories and 977 parking spaces (and new bicycle storage). We are grateful McNamara/Salvia decided to use us on this project and are excited to watch the new building come to fruition in the next few years.

McNamara/Salvia’s utilization of Qnect's Integrated Steel Delivery (ISD) system likely saved around 7.4 million dollars, or 6.7% of the project cost. These savings would not have been realized had a conventional steel delivery method been used. By combining Integrated Steel Delivery and QuickQnect BIM optimization software, McNamara/Salvia saved around 4.5 million dollars in materials from exact material orders; 3.3 million dollars in reduced extras; 1.3 million dollars in reduced number of bolts in the model; and 264 thousand dollars in the reduction of erection picks. These savings were not only important to McNamara/Salvia because of the reduction in dollars spent, but because of the reduction in carbon emissions (947,969 kgs of Co2 or 3% of project emissions).

Using Qnect's Integrated Steel Delivery (ISD) system, McNamara/Salvia saved a whopping 7.4 million dollars on this project. These savings would not have been realized had McNamara/Salvia used a conventional steel delivery method. Hiring Qnect for ISD on this project saved 4.5 million dollars in materials from exact material orders; 3.3 million dollars in reduced extras; 1.3 million dollars in reduced number of bolts in the model thanks to QuickQnect™️ software's Bolt Optimization capabilities; and 264 thousand dollars in the reduction of erection picks. 

 

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Want to learn more about Integrated Steel Delivery? Reach out to us now or request a meeting with David Kowalski, our Sr. Account Manager, so we can get started on your next project.

 

Sources:

bostonplans.org