Building Information Modeling (BIM) planning for builders is inherently difficult. First, BIM planning practices overwhelmingly focus on design modeling despite that the builder is ultimately responsible for critical transitions between design, construction, and turnover. Second, preconstruction and construction typically start well after design BIM planning. Third, conventional architect-owner and owner-contractor contracts limit collaboration between designer and builder. Last, builders do little to none of their own model authoring, leaving implementation of BIM standards to others. Thus builder BIM must be adaptable and pragmatic to manage the standards and practices of cross-disciplinary partners. Skanska Building has developed numerous strategies-both technological and sociological-for executing builder BIM. In this lecture, Skanska Senior Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager Pierce Reynoldson will share his insights from 11 years in the industry as builder, designer, and educator.
- Understand BIM planning best practices
- Understand preconstruction BIM in relation to the design process
- Understand construction-phase BIM
- Understand model turnover
Pierce Reynoldson is Skanska USA Building’s Senior Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Manager for Metro New York and LaGuardia Airport. He has ten years in the AECOM industry as a builder, designer and owner’s consultant. He wrote BIM standards for Harvard, Tufts, Boston College, and Alexandria Real Estate. His projects include the World Trade Center PATH Hall and the new LaGuardia Airport.Pierce also teaches at the Yale School of Architecture, where he developed Yale’s first fully BIM-enabled course for graduate architects. He has spoken at dozens of universities and professional events. In 2016, he was named ENR’s top 20 Under 40.