Transformers at Universal Studios Hollywood
The challenge was to install special effect steam lines, graded steam condensate return lines, and liquid nitrogen lines from the central plant to multiple locations around the attraction. These lines were routed through and supported by an elaborate multi-level catwalk system located 50+ feet above the floor. Moe had a very small scope and was brought in very late to take over the plumbing portion of the project. This was a BIM coordinated job and the other trades had been working on the coordination for months before we started. We had to complete our design quickly and work closely with the other trades to get our systems installed per the building schedule.
Using the building information model (BIM)allowed us to route our systems through a very complex structure after the other trades had already completed their design (and took all the good spots). We had to come up with some pretty creative routing and methods of support to maintain service clearances and keep the systems hidden from view.
Moe became up to speed quickly, by using all the resources available to us. We worked closely with other trades and had good support from our vendors. We were able to make suggestions to the consultants and got approval for design revisions that resulted in a better final product.