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CO5430-P: Providing the Best Value for Your Budget Case Study: Zoetis

(Duration 52:07)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn about key project-planning tools
  • Realize the benefits of model-based quantity takeoff
  • Understand integrated design build approach
  • Learn how to identify client advantages on schedule and cost

Description

Description

One of the biggest challenges that the architecture, engineering, and construction industry faces is conveying the design intent in a manner that reduces constructability and rework complications at all handover stages of a project's lifecycle. This presentation will discuss how early contractor involvement and an integrated design and construction process can help to achieve design optimization through the use of virtual design and construction (VDC) tools like Building Information Modeling (BIM). On the Zoetis project the Construction Team was involved in the earliest stages of the project-performing task, including quantity analysis and cost trending, discipline constructability, and coordination review. Because the reviews happened by the time construction documentation was issued, the firm avoided the majority of the problems that normally occur during construction. Additionally, the Construction Team has seen a reduction of 50% of the normal schedule time for the coordination of the project. This has enabled the team to provide the client, Zoetis, with value for its budget.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Designers, Contractors, and Owners

Speakers

Speakers

john grady

With over 18 years of experience across a wide variety of fields, John Grady's career started with the United States Navy Seabees as a tradesman. This position led to a position as an estimator with W. G. Yates and Sons Construction Company and then as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. John is now the director of Virtual Construction for CRB Construction, where his primary goal is to proactively lead and develop the utilization and implementation of virtual design and construction (VDC)-related technologies and processes that all team members can implement. CRB's processes are designed to enhance CRB's integration with project partners to provide clients with top value for their budgets. John also serves as CRB's representative on many national BIM committees. Through interfacing with the various national standards committees, John helps CRB to employ the latest and most effective VDC processes on the company's projects.

John Loethen

John has over eight years of diversified construction experience, five of which have been specific to biotech & pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. He has been working side by side with client project management and engineering teams for over the last five years, acting in multiple roles depending on the job requirements. He works particularly well in overall construction management and client relationship management. He is a hybrid manager that balances the responsibilities of field supervision and the office duties associated with project management.

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Published

  • 2014
  • CO5430-P
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects, Navisworks

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Construction