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While the construction industry as a whole continues to make strides in BIM adoption year after year, many small or specialized project markets still need to reach beyond their project's home city to find talented VDC coordinators, whether nationally, or internationally. To assist the AGC’s members in that effort, this talk will present a series of tips, tricks, techniques, and tools for how to best run a "virtual" coordination team that meets every week but has only once met in person. Also, advise on how to keep the human side of BIM going strong within a completely digital interaction. In the spirit of that mission, the talk will be presented cooperatively by construction technology managers from Walsh Construction and Gilbane Building Company, neither of whom has met before, but who are both trying to solve the same problems.
- Identify some best practices for BIM coordination meetings.
- Note ways to overcome challenges associated with a “virtual only” coordination environment.
- Implement strategies to manage the human as well as the technical side of BIM.
- Analyze the cost/benefit review of approaches used by different companies.
Construction Technology Manager
Formerly withThe Walsh Group
Thomas Fulda holds accredited degrees in both library science and architectural design, and has over fifteen years of experience in the construction industry as a CAD/BIM expert for various construction companies, architectural design firms, and academic libraries. As the construction technology manager for Walsh Construction's high-rise building group, he leads VDC efforts for major construction projects, supports general business development, and assists preconstruction teams with estimating, logistics, scheduling, sequencing, and phase planning studies.
Gilbane Building Company
As a VDC Manager for Gilbane Building Company, Ryan utilizes emerging technologies to progress the construction process. He collaborates closely with owners, design professionals, and construction managers through the use of BIM to help deliver quality construction. Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design where he then completed a Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas. After graduation, Ryan continued his career in the AEC industry through working at an architectural firm before coming to Gilbane. Ryan has an appreciation for the inner working of buildings and how the numerous parts come together to make a whole.
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