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Thinking like a user

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Thinking like a user

  1. 1. Agenda  Introduction  Project Roles  Definitions  Thinking Like a User ExamplesIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 2
  2. 2. Introduction  McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.  Science & Technology Business Unit – 140+ projects valued at $4.4 billion since 2000 – Experts in labs, research and advanced technology facilities – Varying construction delivery methods – We see numerous laboratory solutions – great and not so great  Jim Contratto, Vice President – 28 years of industry experience – Background rooted in design & constructionIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 3
  3. 3. Purpose Explain key concepts from a lab builder’s perspective for a successful project Identify what end users and facility managers should know and expect going into a project
  4. 4. Project Roles  CM vs. General Contractor vs. Lab Builder – Owner expectations  Designer – What types of labs?  Owner – Understanding Means & MethodsIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 5
  5. 5. Definitions  Owner’s Success  Guiding Principles – Examples: estimates, respect, budget overruns  Perception is importantIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 6
  6. 6. Thinking Like a User Examples  Engaging Maintenance Staff During Design  Cleanliness: Perceptions of Users  Means & Methods  BIM Value  Hoteling Concept  Don’t Abandon the Client – Making it work: commissioning integration  Always Look for New SolutionsIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 7
  7. 7. Engaging Maintenance Staff During DesignIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 8
  8. 8. Cleanliness: Perceptions of UsersIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 9
  9. 9. Means & MethodsIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 10
  10. 10. BIM Value  MEP prefabrication  Clash detection  Integrated work plansIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 11
  11. 11. MEP PrefabricationIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 12
  12. 12. Clash DetectionIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 13
  13. 13. Integrated Work PlansIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 14
  14. 14. Integrated Work PlansIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 15
  15. 15. Hoteling ConceptIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 16
  16. 16. Thinking Like a User Examples  Engaging Maintenance Staff During Design  Cleanliness: Perceptions of Users  Means & Methods  BIM Value  Hoteling Concept  Don’t Abandon the Client – Making it work: commissioning integration  Always Look for New SolutionsIDEAS for Building a Better Laboratory 17
  17. 17. A good builder has to think like a user if you want to raise the bar on labs and provide an excellent outcome.

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