By its very nature, construction is an ever-changing dynamic environment; schedules, lead times, contracts, personnel changes, logistics, weather-all of these variables and more are in constant flux during a construction project. This lecture will cover the lessons learned from applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to the Intermodal Terminal Facility Construction Project at the Orlando International Airport, which is a part of a $3.1 billion expansion. We'll review how BIM was used to cut costs and increase productivity in the field, as well as where BIM fell short of expectations and what was learned from those experiences. We'll cover the skill sets, techniques, and, most importantly, the attitudes and mindsets that are needed to "ride the giant" so that BIM will be referred to as the "Bible" and "The Money Maker" by the contractors and peers on the job site. Hope to see you there.
- Learn how to apply practical techniques for implementing BIM on a construction project
- Understand methods that encourage a positive work environment and better communication
- Gain experience through applying lessons learned on this project
- Develop an overall approach to implement BIM tailored to your company’s needs
I started in 1989 working as a mechanical drafter in New York who thought that 3D modeling was the coolest thing I have ever seen. Now it's 25 years later and I'm still in love with 3D modeling, from machine design, process piping, fabrication, mechanical design, process plants, plumbing, residential, commercial, industrial, construction and even some civil thrown in there just for general principal. I've must have done something right because I'm currently a VDC Project Manager at Turner Construction. It's amazing to think about where this technology was 25 years ago, and where it is today... and where it might be 25 years from now.