JW Marriot

JW Marriott, Austin, Texas


BIM Edition used Revit to design 440 EIFS panels on 22 floors of the 34-story JW Marriott.

KHS&S is fabricating  on 22 floors of the 34-story JW Marriott under construction in downtown Austin.  At 1,012 rooms and 112,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is the largest JW Marriott in the United States and the largest hotel in Austin.

KHS&S fabricates the 440 EIFS panels using a process of metal studs framing followed by application of exterior grade gypsum sheathing and  EPS foam.  Craftsmen then apply a cementitious material, fiberglass reinforced mesh, finishes and sealers.

KHS&S fabricates the panels off site and then trucks them to the job site where they are hoisted alongside the building using a Spyder crane equipped with a boom and 330-foot of cable.  When panels are at the correct level, KHS&S craftsmen guide them into precise placement.   The average size panel is six feet by 18 feet on the upper floors and two feet by eight feet on other areas of the building.

BIM Editions precision 3D BIM Modeling resulted in zero (0) RFI’s and no errors when installing the 440 panels. BIM Edition produced a spot on accurate BOM.

The hotel opens in 2015.

The Bears have a new Den

Baylor Stadium Waco, Texas


Opening in August 2014, the new $250-million stadium for the Baylor Bears will be a state-of-the-art, 860,000-square-foot stadium with seating for 45,000 and future expansion to 55,000.

A pedestrian bridge connects the 93-acre complex to the Baylor campus.

While working with KHS&S, BIM Edition provided the 3D Revit model of all exterior framing and sheathing, interior framing, drywall and acoustical work to participate in BIM coordination with Austin Commercial-Flintco LLC, the general contractor. We then provided 2D shop drawings for all of the exterior framing and sheathing, interior framing, drywall and acoustical work.

The architect for this project is Populous.

Miami Science Museum

Miami Science Museum Miami, Florida


The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is a state-of-the-art museum under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

BIM Edition complete the 3D modeling and 2D shop drawings for the exterior envelope for the project’s Living Core, a terrestrial and aquatic environment featuring a 600,000-gallon aquarium, a full dome planetarium, interactive exhibits, exhibition space, a learning center and cafes. Specific work scopes include framing, sheathing and the Living Core’s exterior tile.

The project opens to the public in 2015. The general contractor is Suffolk Construction.

The Florida Marlins

Miami Marlins Ballpark Miami, Florida


Designed as a baseball-only park, the new Marlins Ballpark boasts 37,000 seats, all with sightlines to give fans the best views of the game.  Marlins Park also includes an operable wall in left field providing spectacular views of downtown Miami.

But it’s the ballpark’s state-of-the-art retractable roof that is making the venue “the coolest place in town,” allowing fans to enjoy perfect weather despite the unpredictable tropical Miami weather and heat.

It’s also planned to become the first LEED Silver Certified retractable roof park in baseball.

BIM Edition assisted in drafting/modeling the massive structure’s exterior metal framing and stucco, including soffit framing enclosing MEP systems, exterior wall of the north and south-side building ramps and the elliptical columns that surround the cylindrical structure. The exterior portion at the café is an architectural highlight.. The exterior was constructed with engineered metal framing and plywood, blueskin vapor barrier system and a conventional stucco system.

Inside the ballpark,  BIM Edition drafted the metal framing with stucco throughout the building, which includes an upper concourse / press level / club level / suite level / main concourse and service level.


15ca760250e138c61ce90b6fa9a003dbMargaritaville Casino Bossier City, Louisiana

Description BIM Edition’s responsibilities  where to 3D model and produce 2D shop drawings for the interiors, exteriors and theming for this tropics-inspired casino based on the song that has come to define Jimmy Buffett’s career and brand. The third Margaritaville gaming property, the $197-million Bossier City location will feature slots, games and a 450-seat Margaritaville Restaurant.


Baha Mar Nassau, Bahamas


Baha Mar is a $3.5-billion fully funded resort on Cable Beach in Nassau, Bahamas. At build-out, the 1,100-acre site is expected to top 3.3 million square feet.  At present, it is the largest project under development in the Western Hemisphere.

Opening December 2014, the resort features four hotels including a luxury Grand Hyatt, a Rosewood, a Mondrian and the Baha Mar Casino & Hotel.  The hotels surround a 100,000-square-foot casino, which takes elements of both the Las Vegas Strip and Monte Carlo.  The resort will also include more than 40 retail stores, more than 30 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

BIM Edition assisted in developing 2D shop drawings to complete the exterior envelope for five (5) hotel towers and nine (9) areas on the project podium and convention center.  The total area exceeds two million square feet of product.

The project’s general contractor is China Construction America (CCA) Bahamas, a subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC.)



University Medical Center New Orleans, Louisiana


The new University Medical Center, currently under construction, will replace the 68-year-old Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO), which closed following Hurricane Katrina. The new $1.2-billion facility is part of the New Orleans medical district.

The University Medical Center campus will include a 560,000-square-foot, 424-bed inpatient tower; an adjoining 746,982-square-foot diagnostic and treatment pavilion; an adjacent 254,765-square-foot ambulatory care pavilion; and support structures including a 546,413-square-foot, 1,346-car parking structure. BIM Edition’s scope of work, in partnership with KHS&S Contractors, Tampa, FL, and Stewart Interiors, Metairie, LA, includes the interiors of the inpatient tower and diagnostic/treatment pavilion, including metal stud framing, drywall and multiple forms of prefabrication. BIM Ediotion will produce 2D shop drawings derived from a fully coordinated 3D Revit model for use with prefabricating patient bathroom framing, medical headwalls, soffits, corridor rack walls and medical gas valve boxes.

The Medical Center is scheduled to open in 2015