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

Existing Conditions Reality Capture via Laser Point Clouds – Another Interface for BIM Few lawyers attended the 10/2/14 BIM Perspectives seminar I went to but lots of A/E/C professionals were there. The event was sponsored by a Microsol a company that sells Autodesk services to the A/E/C community. The new tools were impressive. Laser Scanning… Read More

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

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