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Nathan Wood

CR3630: Checking the Gut Check: Validating Project Schedules Using Lean Methods and Model-Based Planning

(Duration 01:16:54)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Advocate for software development to support :Lean-model-based workflows
  • Describe the full lifecycle of a model from proposal to construction
  • Explain the value that model visualization of a schedule can have
  • Learn Lean workflows related to Last Planner scheduling

Description

Description

Contract schedules that are proposed during preconstruction can define the success or failure of project. Too often they are based upon a scheduler's gut check. Building Information Modeling (BIM), along with an integrated Lean workflow, is enabling schedulers to better predict flaws within the schedule and communicate expectations during construction. Currently, Autodesk and DPR Construction have teamed up to create an integration between Autodesk® Navisworks® software and the Last Planner® software, Ourplan, to visually track schedule commitments through the model on a three-week look-ahead. This integration enables DPR to track subcontractor tasks through the model while obtaining more validated input by visually communicating the scope of work expected and indicating potential roadblocks. We will present the current workflows while also proposing future needs for development to use quantity data to derive production rates for future projects, thus helping to take the guesswork out of critical preconstruction scheduling.

Target Audience

Target Audience

End User, Owner/Principal, Owners, contractors, and subcontractors who are interested in obtaining more value from BIM

Speakers

Speakers

Nathan Wood

Nathan Wood graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from The University of Texas. In his short career, Nathan has become an emerging leader in the Virtual Design and Construction Industry. Much of his BIM and IPD experience has come from working on the Sutter Medical Center project in Castro Valley, CA and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA. Nathan’s involvement in these projects helped to win multiple awards for BIM Collaboration. Nathan has presented on his developments with BIM and model to field technology at the BuildingSmart Conference in Washington DC (Dec. 2010) as well as the AGC BIMForum in San Diego (Feb. 2011). Nathan has developed a passion for identifying new ways of utilizing BIM, direct digital exchange, and model to field technology to create a leaner workflow from design through construction.

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Tags

Published

  • 2012
  • CR3630

Software

  • Autodesk Navisworks Manage
  • Autodesk Navisworks Simulate

Industries

  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Buildings
  • Architecture & Construction Service Providers

Topics

  • Construction
  • Customization and Programming