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One of our VDC crew sent around this email regarding a recent experience regarding concrete contractors in our area and BIM:

All of the concrete contractors we interviewed for [the project] lacked BIM experience – they actually barely knew AutoCAD. The need is there; we still modeled slurry wall and cap beam for [the project].

The linked article explains why concrete subs aren’t using BIM and what they are missing out on:

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For those of you keeping a tally, last month we had our 2nd lecture in a series of Tocci hosted lectures that focus on transformative ideas in the AEC industry. We were very honored to have had the very pioneer of the IPD contract – Howard Ashcraft of Hanson and Bridgett – join us for an extremely informative presentation. In case you weren’t able to make it, we have just posted the hour and a…

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The bridge being demolished is part of a highway upgrade scheme in England. The work was performed over the course of a night and normal driving operations continued the next day. You can imagine some effective planning took place behind the scenes for such an efficient execution.

And honestly, who doesn’t like a good timelapse?

Impressive.


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Safety on the job site is a sentiment echoed throughout the construction industry. We see safety messages plastered all over construction zones and anywhere people in hard hats can be found. There are some people, such as Chuck Eastman of Georgia Tech, that believe construction safety consideration can begin far before breaking ground. Job safety can start in the BIM. While giving a presentation in Finland this past week, Chuck discussed a new

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For the last 30 years, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) has been recognizing leaders in the industry with biannual juried awards for outstanding projects.  Last week, Tocci was the proud recipient of the AGC’s 2011 Build New England Performance Award for our project, Park 87 in Cambridge, MA. A performance award is given for extraordinary team collaboration on a project characterized by significant technical or physical challenges. Park 87 certainly wasn’t devoid of these…

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