The Durst Organization Case Study



Sven is a mixed-use development featuring residential rental residences and retail space in Long Island City. Projected to be the tallest building in Queens, the new 928,000 square foot tower will house 958 residences, nearly 300 of which will be affordable units. The site’s historic Clock Tower building, built in 1927 building to house the Bank of Manhattan, is undergoing a façade restoration and interior renovation to accommodate over 50,000 square feet of commercial and retail spaces. Sven located at 29-59 Northern Boulevard, Queens, was identified as a new construction project with a BIM deliverable requirement of the Design and Construction teams and selected as an ideal candidate to extend the value of a BIM workflow through construction into operations. Willow is working client-side in a leadership role to support the Durst Organization to drive better value through the supply chain to enable a reduction in operational expenses and a premium experience for those who use the building.

  • customer

    The Durst Organization

  • location

    Long Island City, NY, USA

  • building size

    928,000 sqft

  • industry

    Residential, Mixed Use

  • resources

    The Durst Organization website
  • Products & Services

    WillowDigital™ Digital Engineering, WillowTwin™

Scope of work

WillowDigital™ Engineering has been engaged to

  • Define the Digital Requirements

  • Establish a Digital Strategy for the collection of 3D models and asset information for operations and maintenance

  • Ensure compliance of the Digital handover of 3D models and asset information

  • Advise, assist, and review the asset data collected from the construction supply chain

  • Link Asset Register records to the corresponding elements in the As-Built 3D model

    The Willow advantage

    The Durst Organization has derived the following benefits

    • Fast access to asset data during the startup and commissioning phase, reducing risk of damage and rework experienced on other sites
    • Higher resolution and greater certainty of accurate asset data turned over to the building’s operations team, in a format that can searched and filtered quickly and easily
    • Greater transparency for the owner into design and construction progress

    project milestones

    1. Construction Commences
    2. WillowDigital™ Digital Engineering and WillowTwin™ engaged
    3. WillowTwin™ enabled
    4. Anticipated Substantial Completion

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