Using BIM technology to streamline the planning and design of Caterpillar’s North American Hydraulic Excavator Plant campus.
Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, engaged Lamar Johnson Collaborative to design their new, state-of-the-art hydraulic excavator manufacturing campus in Victoria, Texas. The new campus includes eight independent structures housing paint lines, welding and fabrication areas, two main assembly lines and several smaller sub-assembly lines. The facility includes a central chilled water plant and over 100 bridge cranes. Lamar Johnson Collaborative led the planning and design effort to ensure that optimal operation efficiencies were maintained between independent facilities. The design was completed using the latest BIM technology which assisted in conveying the design intent and coordination efforts on this fast pace project.