For 20 years, contractors and architects have been increasing their use of building information modeling to reduce conflicts, provide comprehensive material takeoffs and deliver beautiful 3D renderings for improved design and construction of buildings. But mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers have been stuck in 2D.
After moving 40 ft to 50 ft to a temporary position in mid-October, the 140-year-old synagogue will shift another 1,000 ft to its final location above a parking garage at the corner of Third Street and F Street Northwest.
Developers are looking to replace aging, coal-fired unit with efficient, cleaner gas-fired plants. In a market in which many plants are built on spec, each new project threatens the economics of all plants.