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“BIM has grown beyond being just an office-based process that improves construction in the field. It’s now a field operations tool that all of our engineering staff, superintendents, and project managers leverage in their day-to-day work.” - Nick Kurth, Manager of virtual construction, PCL Construction.
PCL Construction connects their virtual construction models with the physical construction process, using BIM as a field operations tool that all engineering staff, superintendents, and project managers leverage in their day-to-day work.
Control point insertion that would have taken a week is completed in a matter of hours. Layout is transformed from being an effort requiring multiple specialists to a one-person operation that can be completed by the construction team directly.
Effective quality control is achieved by capturing actual points from the field, and communicating the few defects via mobile technology.
Using BIM, PCL gains process efficiencies including control point insertions that normally take a week are completed in a matter of hours, and more.