The University of North Carolina / Facility Dynamics Engineering
The Image Research Building houses the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and the Institute for Nanomedicine. It is intended as a major cancer research and medical imaging center. The building was designed by Perkins+Will and constructed by Choate Construction.
In light of recent innovations in web-based project management software, WJE elected to utilize the e-Builder® program to document on-site observations and to record the results of field performance testing during construction. Site observation items were identified as either noncompliant with the contract documents or marked as an unanticipated condition that required further review by the design team. WJE's use of e-Builder® enabled individual site observations to be created by WJE and efficiently distributed to the architect of record, general contractor, and/or owner for comment. Relevant parties commented within the structure of the program and deficient items were monitored until corrected or accepted by the architect of record or owner. This process ensured that incorrect or otherwise nonperforming work did not remain unresolved at project completion.