Improving communication through collaboration
The size of the sports complex project required Mills Group to assemble a strategic team of partners from different states, including Columbus, Ohio based Moody Nolan, and other expert consultants from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, covering energy and sustainability, sports complex buildings, plumbing, electrical, and engineering.
Using BIM 360 Design, a cloud collaboration platform that facilitates project workflows and filesharing, helped the firms securely streamline communication and collaboration around a single model. This approach kept the sports complex project moving forward, helping overcome any location-based challenges as Mills Group, Moody Nolan, and partners are in different states.
"We were constantly sharing models back and forth, relinquishing assets, and collaborating on the same project," Hess says. "The project went beyond simply fitting the building onsite and packaging it, as we had additional consultants on the team, so we needed to articulate a lot of technical information across different disciplines."