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“It may sound a little weird the first time you say it, but get used to it: BIM. You say it like the name Tim. It’s got numerous other names: virtual design and construction, virtual building, buildingSmart, integrated practice, integrated project delivery.

The names may be different but they mean the same thing for commercial construction: the death of waste.”

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After completing the models of all of the systems, the Capitol Cove VDC team has focused their attention primarily on MEP coordination.

At this point, the subcontractors have approved the coordination solution for the first two levels. Despite tight plenum clearances, the floors were coordinated without soffits or a significant number of penetrations. According to Jaime MacFall, the Virtual Construction Coordinator on the project, “The timing of the coordination was such that we were…

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The architectural and structural 2d conversion for Capitol Cove was completed on August 28th, 2007 — right on time (and on budget, thanks for asking!).

The success of the project is largely attributed to the open lines of communication between the members of the modeling team. Mohamed Aboulezz, the Virtual Construction Planner who handled on the project, says, “I believe that this has been our best project yet. We have learned a lot…

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“The first indication that the tocci Building Corp. is not the typical, medium-sized construction management company is on the Woburn, Mass.-based firm’s Website. That is where there are quotes from famous innovators, including one by Thomas Edison that says, ‘There are no rules here—we’re trying to accomplish something.’
It is a fair assessment of the firm, which has found success by breaking tradition. The 80-employee construction management firm has forged ahead in implementing building…

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For Immediate Release. September 12, 2007. Tocci Building Companies, Woburn, MA. Tocci continues construction on two prototype hotels for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide on the former Sheraton Inn property located on 2A off Route I-95/128 in Lexington, MA. The hotels, aloft and element, house 136 and 123 keys respectively.

The aloft product is designed to meet genX desire for a fresh, fun and stylish hotel experience with cool social amenity. aloft offers high-ceilinged loft…

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