Foundations Episode #10 – Does VDC Help Contractors In Self-Perform Applications?

Foundations Episode #10 - Does VDC Help Contractors In Self-Perform Applications? Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) is widely viewed as a fantastic tool for GC/CM roles where overall project coordination is paramount to success. But can VDC be a net positive specifically for the GC’s self-performing trades? In this episode the Foundations team [...]

By |2017-02-27T11:18:21-04:00February 27th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foundations Episode #10 – Does VDC Help Contractors In Self-Perform Applications?

Episode #9 – Can You Have Too Much Detail In Your Model?

Foundations Episode #9 - Can You Have Too Much Detail In Your Model? Being in control is a hallmark of a successful design or construction firm. The idea that more data is better permeates the entire construction process. And to be sure, robust data leads to better decisions. But what about model detail? [...]

By |2017-02-10T13:36:03-04:00February 10th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode #9 – Can You Have Too Much Detail In Your Model?

Episode #8 – Using Analytics To Drive Real-World Improvement

Foundations Episode #8 - Using Analytics To Drive Real-World Improvement Dashboards, metrics, KPIs, there's no shortage of buzzwords that surround the idea of leveraging the power of actionable data in making better construction decisions. In this podcast, the Foundations team sits down with Kris Lengieza, Director Of Virtual Design & Construction for Stiles [...]

By |2017-01-27T13:54:53-04:00January 27th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode #8 – Using Analytics To Drive Real-World Improvement

Episode #7 – Intelligent Access Control

Foundations Episode #7 - Intelligent Access Control With the amount of traffic on the modern jobsite, controlling who is on site at any given time is an enormous but necessary undertaking.  But what exactly does “intelligent access control” mean? It could mean ensuring only workers who have completed the orientation and the safety [...]

By |2017-01-16T14:06:01-04:00January 16th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode #7 – Intelligent Access Control

Episode #6 – No BIM – Field Layout Without A Coordinated Model

Foundations Episode #6 - No BIM - Field Layout Without A Coordinated Model If there's one consistent thread within the AEC industry over the past 10 years, it's the incredible value and visibility that BIM affords throughout the entire project lifecycle. And to be sure, a completely coordinated and federated model allows all stakeholders to [...]

By |2016-12-28T08:38:30-04:00December 28th, 2016|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode #6 – No BIM – Field Layout Without A Coordinated Model

Episode 5 – Scan Now, Analyze Later

Foundations Episode #5 - Scan Now, Analyze Later Laser scanning offers some fantastic deliverables, allowing contractors and designers to measure, evaluate, analyze, and document their existing conditions with a resolution and fidelity that is simply unmatched using more traditional methods. But one of the greatest benefits of laser scanning is the ability to analyze and [...]

By |2016-12-16T07:28:49-04:00December 16th, 2016|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 5 – Scan Now, Analyze Later

Episode 4 – Closing In On Closeout

Foundations Episode #4 - Closing In On Closeout Project closeout is a topic that can strike fear in even the most season construction and project managers. Project closeout is one of those tasks that can require inordinate amounts of time and resources to complete and deliver. But it doesn't have to be that way. In [...]

By |2016-12-06T15:02:45-04:00December 6th, 2016|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 4 – Closing In On Closeout

Episode 3 – Custom Reporting

Foundations Episode #3 - Custom Reporting Having great data is fantastic. But only if you can act upon that data. Insightful and customized reporting is a key component to making the most of your data-driven decision making. In this week’s podcast, the Foundations team is joined by Steve Montgomery of BuildingPoint Northeast. Steve has spent over [...]

By |2016-11-18T10:48:06-04:00November 18th, 2016|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 3 – Custom Reporting

Episode 2 – Implementation Red Flags

Foundations Episode #2 – Implementation Red Flags In this week’s episode Foundations discusses the topic of implementation red flags. When implementing new technology or processes, it goes without saying that a substantial amount of due diligence and research is required to arrive at the correct decision. But what happens after the decision has been made? [...]

By |2016-11-04T09:32:31-04:00November 4th, 2016|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 2 – Implementation Red Flags

Episode 1 – Introduction

Introducing Foundations - An On-Going DBO Conversation Today, we’re thrilled to announce and release the first episode of Foundations, a podcast focused solely on emerging trends and ideas within the Design-Build-Operate marketspace. This bi-weekly show will cover any variety of topics, and is intended to be a conversation, rather than a sales pitch or [...]

By |2016-10-28T13:13:37-04:00October 28th, 2016|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 1 – Introduction