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VDC for all fish in the sea: BIM is a fish tank, VDC is an aquarium.

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    BIM isn’t enough for successful Builders anymore. BIM’s siloed methods don’t encourage the communication and collaboration needed among Owners, Designers, Builders and Trade Partners. There is a paradigm shift happening in the AEC industry where BIM is being replaced by Virtual Design & Construction. VDC’s macro focus supports the collaborative effort needed to meet shrinking timelines on increasingly more difficult projects. No project team will succeed without integrating the people, processes, and technology available to the AEC industry. We are in a golden age of technology and individual knowledge. Alex Belkofer from McCarthy will share their experience of BIM & VDC from design through construction of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. He will discuss their workflows, the collaborative BIM Execution Plan the team developed, and how the team collaborated to overcome the challenges of constructing a 120,000 sq. ft. modern aquarium in a 125-year-old national historic landmark.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how design/constr. methods need lean techniques, integrated tech solutions, and collaboration thru integrated workflows
    • How teams such as VDC & 'Integrated Design Delivery' are paving the way for enhanced integration across industry participants
    • How AEC services become more integrated w/ the use of collab. tools & the efficiencies gained thru dig. collab. environments.
    • How terms like 'BIM' tools and deliverables have transitioned into a more holistic discussion about VDC process and delivery.