Tocci Selected to Build Monumental IPD, LEED Project in Waltham

Rendering of Autodesk Headquarters from the VDC team. A "floating" office cubicle is featured in the render, along with bamboo accents.

Tocci was awarded Autodesk’s new AEC HQ!

This project is an important milestone in the history of construction in the Northeast USA. It’s the first to be built using fully contracted Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), a method originating from Florida and gaining use in the UK. Pure IPD utilizes a single contract signed by the owner, architect and builder, with all parties sharing risk, cost and profit. This project will utilize Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in every aspect, to its fullest potential. This corporate headquarters will likely be the most digitally and physically integrated design and construction project in building industry history.

Major subcontractors were selected before design commenced. They will perform all work at direct cost, contributing normal profit to the combined at-risk profit pool. To make matters more challenging, the team will work to achieve LEED Platinum certification under a compressed schedule, which must deliver the project in less than half the normal time for full owner occupancy by year’s end (2008). Added innovations will include Lean Construction principals employed through out the delivery chain to reduce waste and provide Toyota-like manufacturing efficiency.

The project was won in a competitive bidding process, where Autodesk asked 6 prominent architectural firms to select a construction partner and submit a joint proposal and presentation. We were honored to be selected by KlingStubbins as their partner, continuing our many groundbreaking Virtual Design and Construction studies and planning projects. Our work together includes the Johnson & Johnson Process Mapping Charrette presented at the National AIA Conference on May 16th.

Work began immediately on this 57,984 sf total interiors project. Tocci began laser scanning the existing structure last Thursday. The resulting point cloud will be translated into a virtual model of the newly constructed existing building this week.