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23 June 2014

Ziggurat supports 3D BIM coordination at Princeton's Firestone Library renovation

We are very excited about a project we recently started working on. We were retained by one of the sub contractors to develop and coordinate their shop drawings in 3D and comply and fulfill the 3D BIM requirements on this project.

Princeton University is moving forward with plans for a complete renovation of Firestone Library. The planning is focused on creating a building that is well-suited to support modern library services while also providing the proper environment for one of the world's great book and manuscript collections.

Few of the sustainability features include: Energy-efficient HVAC system including chilled beams and heat recovery systems, Energy-efficient lighting including automatic controls and energy efficient lamps and ballasts, Replaced skylight glazing to reduce heat loss. New UV filtered and insulated windows are also being installed and Low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption.

The renovation and reconfiguration is conceived as a long-term phased project taking more than 10 years, during which the library will remain open and occupied.

Area: 400,000 GSF

Executive Architect         Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott

Design Architect               Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects

Construction Manager   Massimino Building Corp

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