The Power of BIM Technologies for a Brewery

Private developers approached Harbour to design a contract brewery using BIM. The 20,000 SF building houses a 3-barrel brew-house system, 20 fermenting tanks (100-200hl), milling room, cold room storage, kegging/bottling/canning line, offices, shipping/receiving, reception, and most importantly, a tasting room.

The Peter Hand Brauhaus is a Contract Brewery concept where the building and equipment are leased out by various craft and artisan brewers.

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With these programmatic demands, BIM allowed Harbour to show their clients exactly how the space will accommodate their needs. It provided 3D sections, plans, elevations, and realistic renderings that accurately depict how the areas feel. Modeling every square inch of equipment and building allowed Harbor’s team to accurately estimate construction and material costs. The model also allowed our team to determine the most efficient plan/schedule for building construction, all within our client’s budget and timeframe.

By modeling the entire brewery system along with the building systems, Harbour was able to find creative integration of waste heat from the brewing equipment into the mechanical systems of the building, thus reducing cost and energy. By implementing a water cistern and collecting all the stormwater typically run off by the roof, Harbour reduced the facility’s water footprint, making the brewery meet sustainable certifications.

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