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Project Summary Headquartered in Chicago, Navigant Consulting, Inc. is an international consulting firm that provides a wide range of professional services, including dispute, investigative, financial, and regulatory advisory solutions. Its Global Construction Practice is comprised of 120 specialists in real estate planning, design, construction, and operations. The consultants work with owners of capital to proactively manage large capital investments throughout world. As Jay Dougherty, associate director at Navigant, explains, "Risk management is our mantra. With our technical expertise, we serve as the owner's representative, working closely with them to keep construction projects moving forward, while controlling the schedule and the budget." In 2010 Navigant Consulting was hired to oversee the planning and construction of a large, multi- million dollar medical office building in the Midwest. As a state-of-the-art medical facility, the project involved a multi-faceted planning and design process to accommodate medical gas, pneumatic tube systems, sterile and non-sterile floors, and other structural elements. Says Dougherty, "When you're dealing with a medical office building that has a lot of systems, it's important to be able to quickly identify and prevent any design issues that would cause delays." The Challenge The medical building was being constructed under a Guaranteed Maximum Contract (G-Max), which meant that maintaining a tight control over budget and schedule was absolutely critical. Explains Dougherty, "Typically, there's a wide gap between what you estimate at the end of a schematic design versus what you actually get when those construction documents are almost done. Our gap was very, very tight." It was clear from the start that efficient collaboration between the many project stakeholders was essential to keep the project moving on track and on budget. To help accelerate the process and improve project coordination, Navigant used cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Glue, one of the services included with Autodesk ® BIM 360 ® , to enable the team to access project data whenever and wherever they needed it. No risky business. Navigant uses Autodesk BIM 360 Glue to improve stakeholder collaboration on a multi-million dollar medical office building. Navigant Consulting, Inc. Customer Success Story Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Glue Autodesk ® Revit ® Architecture Autodesk ® Revit ® MEP Autodesk ® Revit ® Structure Autodesk BIM 360 Glue is a key tool in our overall solution for advisory services. We highly recommend it to our owners as a way for them to maximize value throughout the entire project lifecycle. —Jay Dougherty Associate Director Navigant Consulting

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