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Industry Talk    CS11241
In It To Win It—General and Trade Contractors Working Together Industry Talk
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During the construction process, general contractors and trade contractors work together every day in many ways to get the job done. One way these groups commonly work together to plan projects is through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D coordination. Holder Construction Company, a general contractor, and McKenney's, Inc., a mechanical contractor, have had a working relationship for many years and have built many projects together. In this time we’ve watched BIM become an integral part of the construction process. In this presentation we would like to explore the different ways we approach coordination, the tools we use, how this relationship has changed over the years, and how we expect it to change in the future. Please also consider joining us for a related roundtable discussion to share your views and experiences.

Key Learnings

  • Discover the various ways Holder and McKenney's have approached coordination
  • Discover the pros and cons of various tools used for coordination, including BIM 360 Glue, Navisworks, and so on
  • Learn how new tools, like laser scanning and model-based layout, are changing the coordination process
  • Learn how these workflows and tools impact the way general contractors and trade contractors build buildings


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