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Lean Processes & Methodologies for Design & Construction Scheduling & Planning

Cliff Moser, Stanford Healthcare Design and Construction Facility Owners are challenged by the complexity of master scheduling a large capital programs construction project. These master schedules result in multi-organizational management of planning process that tests the builder’s team and obscure the owner’s view of construction progress. Hospital construction in California is further complicated by state… Read more

by dominicc | July 30, 2018 | posted in Lean, Planning & Scheduling | No Comments


The AEC Productivity Revolution

We need a productivity revolution – Now. Jim McCarthy, Director of Preconstruction – VDC & Solutions Engineering, M & W Group It has become an almost academic statement that the global AEC industry is in dire need of a revolution in productivity. Several studies have demonstrated that global construction productivity has been essentially flat since the… Read more

by dominicc | June 5, 2018 | posted in BIM, Data, Technology, VDC | No Comments


Going Digital: Integrating Data, People & Process

Andrew Pitcher, BIM Manager, Joeris General Contractors While looking for a solution to eliminate wasted time and effort in how we collect, report, and share data on projects to and from the field, we have embraced a broader view of how those field processes fit into similar data collection efforts across all our departments. Instead… Read more

by dominicc | May 22, 2018 | posted in Data | No Comments


BIM Automation

Suleiman Alsafuori, Project Manager, Corbins Electric The term “BIM Automation” is often associated with cloud-based and mobile services. In reality, BIM modelers spend more time on the modeling process rather than on transferring information between devices. The modeling process is defined as the time spent translating 2D information or thought into 3D mental model language so that… Read more

by dominicc | May 15, 2018 | posted in BIM, Technology | No Comments


Enhancing Planning & Contracting Stages to Maximize Use of Technology Across All Stakeholders

Travis Voss, Technology Manager for Mechanical, Inc and member of the Construction Progression Coalition (CPC) We’ve all heard it. Construction is going through or poised to go through a digital transformation. It’s time to get onboard and digitize our processes. Many construction companies and vendors have done just that by injecting the industry with new… Read more

by dominicc | May 8, 2018 | posted in Collaboration, Stakeholder, Technology | No Comments


Shaking out BIM-360 Ops

Michael DuLaney, BIM Manager, UC Health   I started working for UCHealth, an Aurora, Colorado based healthcare provider, in February 2015 to manage their BIM. It has been a very steep uphill climb but we are making excellent progress in using BIM operationally. One of the initiatives has been to put the models to use… Read more

by nicolem | April 24, 2018 | posted in Uncategorized | No Comments


Radio Waves or Bluetooth? The Pros & Cons of Two Sensor Systems Used to Track Worker Movement

John Jurewicz, Director Technology Optimization, Walbridge If you have been watching how various sensor technologies are tracking the movement of workers at the jobsite over the last year, then you may find this article of interest.  Two competing technologies: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are battling it out, to determine which one… Read more

by dominicc | April 17, 2018 | posted in BLE, Bluetooth, Data, RFID | No Comments


From Under-Digitized to Under-Utilized

Kris Lengieza, VP Operational Excellence, Stiles Construction Construction has been plagued with a productivity problem for the last 50 years. We are often pegged as one of the least digitized industries in the world. While no one will dispute these facts I believe things are changing, and changing quickly. Over the last five years I… Read more

by dominicc | April 11, 2018 | posted in Data | No Comments


What Emerging Tools are Really Driving Productivity, Quality and Safety in 2018?

It is so easy to get caught up in the daily pressures of delivering projects to a high quality using safe and established tools and systems. But in an industry being disrupted daily by technological innovation, it is now integral to harness these changes to get ahead of the competition. But what is out there?… Read more

by dominicc | | posted in Technology | No Comments


Welcome to Advancing Construction Technology 2018!

This is a dedicated blog space to share the latest industry insights into practical ways construction technology is actually being employed to drive productivity, quality, and safety in operations. Here, participants and speakers from the upcoming August conference will share their thoughts on key tools and technologies  currently being leveraged to transform team efficiencies, as well as… Read more

by dominicc | April 6, 2018 | posted in Welcome | No Comments