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Mayo Clinic Takes the First Step Towards Enterprise-Wide Building Digitization

Posted by: ZS on May 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic Takes the First Step Towards Enterprise-Wide Building Digitization

Development of a Digital Twin for the 1M+ Square Foot Mayo Clinic Mary Brigh Building

The Mayo Clinic retained ZS to evaluate the feasibility of digitizing over 16 million square feet of their infrastructure for the purpose of improving facilities maintenance and operation.

The scope of this study included:

  • Translating their current facility maintenance practices to an integrated, electronic format.
  • Development of a pilot digital twin of the one million square foot Mary Brigh hospital enriched with facility management information.
  • Testing of information exchange between digital twin and other facility management software.
  • Determine the cost-to-benefit ratio of enterprise level digital integration.

Fully Developed Floor Utilized for Information Exchange and Establishing Facility LOD Requirements

A pilot model with one fully developed floor was created using existing documentation and facility asset information for life cycle and preventative maintenance.  The model consisted of eleven individual sub-models and one combined or ‘federated’ model. The digital twin pilot model included enough information to provide all current users with the necessary information they currently extract from the Building Plans CAD Database.

A final report with recommendations for the appropriate model Level of Development and BIM standards for current and future models were developed and customized to Mayo Clinic’s needs. This was the first step towards the implementation of enterprise wide digital modeling that included processes for new and existing facilities. This study provided Mayo Clinic Facility Operations with valuable insight on cost of implementation and how leveraging their digital inventory would result in cost savings and improved building performance throughout their infrastructure.

ZS is a specialty architectural engineering firm headquartered in Milwaukee with additional offices in Chicago, Denver, and Raleigh-Durham. For more information please contact Ziad Salameh, PhD, PE at zsalameh@zsllc-us.com