The design process is very different from the construction process. The design model is in a constant state of change. To date, contractors have had issues providing relevant constructability reviews because they are always a step behind. Constructability reviews are usually a reaction to a released set of documents. Design, trending, and analysis through the model enable contractors to interact with the Design Team in a more meaningful way. This process provides a regular feedback loop from contractor to designer on constructability issues. As a result, the contractor is able to deliver meaningful information at a time when the designer is still able to respond to it. This process takes little to no time on the part of the contractor or designer and provides a path toward a proactive constructability review. This class will review the process used by Kiewit Corporation and HDR, Inc., to create this unique model-based working environment.
General Contractors and Designers that would like to learn an effective means of collaborating during the Design Phase
Russ has over 25 years of experience in utilizing 3D CAD based applications. During his career, he has been involved in engineering, design, surveying, 3D Laser Scanning and construction. He has worked in a variety of market segments, including heavy civil and infrastructure, rail, hydroelectric and industrial power, process plant, commercial building, hospital, survey, machine fabrication and design, as well as graphic and video design. Since Russ joined Kiewit in April of 2006, he has played a vital role in a variety of high profile Kiewit projects. Utilizing a variety of CAD and 3D model platforms, he has helped projects identify constructability issues, visualize operations, and mitigate project risk.
Become informed on how Navisworks can be used to check models on compliance to the agreed classification system. The adherence to a classification system can be seen as a performance indicator of model quality. The level of adherence can be used to communicate with fellow modelers as well as project managers who want to see projects on time and with reduced risk. As more models start to make it to the maintenance cycle the model quality at a deeper level becomes more critical.