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Collaborating on Prefab MEP’s for Biopharma
May 27, 2014 Boston Society of Architects // BIM Roundtable  featured a talk by Construction Management project teams from Skanska and Consigli  who implemented a modularized MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)  system on a biopharma project for Novartis in Cambridge.   The system, ringing each floor supplied utilities in predetermined pathways. The HVAC ductwork, plumbing pipe… Read More »Collaborating on Prefab MEP’s for Biopharma
Cold Water for IPD Excitement With Developers’ Perspective
If you only hear positive things about Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) for construction, you might want to hear a private developer’s caution in this podcast, IPD and Project Development. I interviewed Robert Springer of Concurrent Technologies Corporation at a meeting of the ABA Construction Industry Forum.  He discusses IPD from the perspective of private developers… Read More »Cold Water for IPD Excitement With Developers’ Perspective
Clash detection is just the start
Currently clash detection is the fundamental use for Bilding Information Modeling (BIM) software but on the horizon is software with rules built in to prevent designers from creating drawings that contain clashes.  A buffer zone can be imposed around the edges of materials.  It won’t let you put a duct where it won’t fit.  Advanced… Read More »Clash detection is just the start
BIM Wash & the Many Construction Buckets
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has established its usefulness but it awaits a usability breakthrough.  Some feel http://bit.ly/12O08Vl that even as BIM (computerized building plan) tools are increasingly used, that BIM outcomes are too often disappointing.  The disillusionment could be the result of overhyped promises.    BIM is a powerful tool but the construction industry’s use of… Read More »BIM Wash & the Many Construction Buckets
9 Ways To Be A Good Construction Project Owner
Own the process and set the tone. Newer design and construction methods use better integration across disciplines and among parties, sometimes using Lean principles, a collaborative spirit and open communications. Getting to know the others on the project will make the inevitable hard conversations, easier to have. Spend early time together with both the design… Read More »9 Ways To Be A Good Construction Project Owner

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