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.
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 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.
Working with today's Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools presents a special challenge to your IT infrastructure. As you wrestle with the computational demands of the Revit software platform—as well as with high-end graphics in 3ds Max Design software, Showcase software, and Navisworks Manage software—you need the right knowledge to make sound investments in your workstation and server hardware. Get inside the mind of a certified (some would say certifiable) hardware geek and understand the variables to consider when purchasing hardware to support the demands of these BIM and 3D products from Autodesk, Inc. Fully updated for 2014, this class gives you the scoop on the latest advancements in workstation gear, including processors, motherboards, memory, and graphics cards. This year we also focus on the IT closet, specifying the right server gear, and high-end storage options. Included is an advanced buying guide for building out effective, cost-efficient systems without compromising performance.
We have spent the past several years institutionalizing the standards and processes required to establish a 'To Be Maintained' Building Information Modeling (BIM) Revit software model and link this Revit software model to a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). The prevalent thinking was that this 'BIM-to-CMMS' milestone was the ultimate BIM goal for an owner. Today we see that it is just the beginning of capitalizing on BIM in many areas of the facility lifecycle, and we understand that the owner expects the existence of the BIM to deliver measureable value in the operation and maintenance of the facility. Our panel will focus on the emerging uses of BIM after the completion of the Revit software model. We will discuss how you can utilize the model in asset management, real estate management, and building automation and performance optimization, as well as how the model impacts the total cost of facility ownership.