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A Science Hall of the Future

Trimble SysQue reduces field labor hours and increases productivity



ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service had nine months to design, prefabricate, and construct the HVAC and plumbing services for the University of Tennessee’s new eight-story state-of-the-art science hall. There was no space on the job site for material storage, meaning prefabrication was a necessity.



A multitude of mechanical systems made spatial fit a problem. Everything had to be built to exact measurements in prefabrication so that it could be installed immediately upon arrival.


Move ShoffnerKalthoff beyond their CAD-based BIM platform with a precise software tool, since being able to produce exact content from LOD400 models was essential.


Trimble® SysQue® with Revit, streamlining the BIM and pre-fabrication workflow and enabling the company to model and spool piping and plumbing.


“If you have the chance to move from a CAD-based solution to the Revit/SysQue products, please don’t hesitate.”

- Chris Overholt, Design Manager, ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service



They delivered successfully on the Strong Hall Science Lab at the University of Tennessee, reducing the field labor hours and increasing productivity in the process. Their design-to-construction workflow also improved.

About the Author

Cynthia Pucheanu is an experienced Demand Generation Specialist at Trimble MEP with a passion for writing about innovations and efficiency boosters in the MEP industry. You'll find her researching and drafting articles about the latest mechanical, electrical and plumbing trends. She's also particularly interested in sustainability and leads the development of a crowd sourcing platform for environmental projects.

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