Author: Ideate, Inc. Case Studies, Ideate Inc.

Ideate is proud to announce publication of its latest Study in Success entitled California Lottery Wins Big with Integrated Project Delivery.

The subject of the study is the California Lottery Headquarters. The Ideate developed Study in Success details how the technology-reliant process of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) facilitated the successful creation of the six-story, 155,000-square-foot headquarters project throughout the phases of design, fabrication, and construction.

As a green building project, the California Lottery Headquarters project was to meet standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It was also the first IPD mandated project for the California Lottery. The project partners – LPAS Architecture + Design, Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc., Interface Engineering, Architectural Glass & Aluminum and Otto Construction – formed a collaborative IPD alliance. Ideate, Inc. assisted with training and consulting in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions including software, technical support, training and consulting.

Excerpts from California Lottery Wins Big with Integrated Project Delivery

According to AGA Project Manager David Peck, “When we would come to the weekly IPD meeting, we would have as many as 30 items to discuss. And, each issue would be discussed. None would linger past two weeks. We see this as a double win. The separate trades don’t wind up having to explain added costs because there are no added costs. There’s no finger pointing. And the owner gets exactly what is expected and paid for.”

Gregory Jones, Project Architect, LPAS, remembers, “Ideate provided us with focused training on how best to translate the design effort we had done in SketchUp to Revit. From this great starting point, we were able to overcome the challenges of modeling a very complicated curtain wall and ultimately our efforts were rewarded in receiving the AIA Divine Detail Award for the way we were able to resolve the curving and stepping planes of the curtain wall.”

“With the IPD process, we were able to shave two months off the schedule.” —Brady Smith, Principal, LPAS

The project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule and is on track for LEED Gold certification.


About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years’ experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is a leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the AEC industry since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in the northwestern U.S., Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization.

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