“Build it right virtually and then you’ll build it right in the field,” according to VDC Manager Jordan Moffett. Instead of a centralized VDC department that hands down models to project teams, these teams “work through the decision-making virtually,” he said, without having to reinvent the wheel from a coordination that has already been done.
Many companies looking to implement BIM or other technologies are at a fork in the road, between choosing construction professionals to do the work or bringing in technical experts without construction experience. According to Nick Kurth, virtual construction manager at PCL Construction, the latter takes approach “exponentially longer” than tapping construction talent, particularly younger individuals, who combine tech savvy with an understanding of the field. Continue reading here