As Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) pulls us to new levels of collaboration, we might find ourselves afraid of that next BIM level. At Volvo's new plant that was completed this year in South Carolina, the general contractor, architects/engineers (A/E), and subcontractors formed design-build relationships and will be presented as a case study. We'll discuss examples of LOD 400 implemented to prevent errors and save cost and time, such as the A/E's mechanical engineer using LOD 400 for major elements of the design model to help the mechanical subcontractor. We'll discuss how this was accomplished from contract, coordination, permit, and delivery standpoints. We'll show what elements were taken to LOD 400 by the A/E, and what was taken to 350-400 by the trade contractors. We'll share lessons learned and limitations one has to keep in mind. Now that we've had this success, how do we learn from it, and how can you move forward and let LOD 400 take your project to the next level? Anthony will be joined by Yates Construction's Benjamin Crosby, who's a member of the BIMForum BxP Committee and LOD Core Group.
- Learn how design teams and trade contractors can work together to produce single-model workflow from early design through fabrication/installation
- Discover the BIM-related contract and collaboration methods that can be used to enable enhanced coordination
- Discover lessons learned from taking enhanced BIM design to field installation and building trust in the documents
- Discover the pros and cons of using higher level of development in the 3D Model
Anthony Offak is a BIM/CAD manager and a Project Architect for Albert Kahn Associates, a multidisciplinary firm with offices in Detroit, MI and Sao Paolo, Brasil. Besides working as a Project Architect on Commercial, Healthcare & Industrial projects, he provides CAD and BIM training and implementation of AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks for the firm's employees.He was a charter member of the firm's Workflow Improvement Team when it started back in 2003 and now lead the committee's focus on research and integrating productive workflows in CAD and other office software. He facilitates and presents at bi-weekly Revit Lunch and Learn presentations for the firm's staff and keeps the firms leaders abreast of the latest software developments. Anthony sets up the majority of all CAD projects in the office and has been involved as a BIM coordinator on several projects since 2011.He helps teams develop and implement BIM execution plans on projects, including Volvo's Plant in SC.
Benjamin Crosby, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, is passionate about building and education.As a builder educator, he motivates people to understand Virtual Design and Construction and how it will improve their projects and careers.He has a CM Degree with Math and Physics Minors, is a member of the BIMForum BxP Committee and LOD Core Group, AGC IT Forum Steering Committee, CMAA Professional Development Committee, and instructs the AGC BIM and Lean Programs.