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The Long Game: Maintaining Interoperable Workflows Through Multiple Phases and Teams

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    This presentation follows the 76 11th Avenue Towers project from concept through construction, tracking how designers adapted design and delivery tools over time to meet the particular demands of each project phase and each team's workflow culture. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Woods Bagot-the project's design architect and architect of record, respectively-entered into a collaborative design-assist process for the towers' facades that included owners, contractors, engineers, and fabricators. This close collaboration on the design and delivery of a geometrically complex signature building required significant attention to communication and collaboration processes, and was centered around an information-rich model that stakeholders could access as needed. Ultimately, this case study suggests the need for broader industry changes beyond technical workflow issues-such as improved integrated contracts and more expansive Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plans.

    Key Learnings

    • Appreciate how computational methods enhance Revit models with situational intelligence and element interdependence
    • Understand data interoperability as a strategic decision made at project establishment and coordinated through its lifecycle
    • See how great workflows go beyond BIM, where technical improvements are made, and new methods of team collaboration
    • Learn how to critically distinguish between a host of interoperable workflow methods based upon deliverable requirements and team dynamic