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During the current initial stages of construction, the Capitol Cove VDC team is using the model to provide information to the field staff.

To date, concrete quantities have been extracted from the model; calculations have been accurate to the 0.1 yd3, having the potential to drastically reduce waste.

3D visualizations of foundation work has enabled the field staff to catch inconsistencies between the architectural and structural designs that could affect sealing the building envelope…

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VDC Process Update

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The Tocci VDC group continues its implementation of Virtual Construction by utilizing models in the field.

The group plans to provide both material quantities and 3D views of upcoming work to field staff. It is anticipated that this information will reduce on site waste and prevent field issues.

This process will be utilized on upcoming projects, with current efforts being focused on Capitol Cove and the Starwood hotels.

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BIMForum News Item

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The BIMForum met last week in Boston, MA for its first standalone working meeting. The 100+ attendees represented practically every sector of the industry: builders, designers, engineers, lawyers, owners, professors, software vendors, and subcontractors.

The focus of this meeting was working on projects that will support industry-wide implementation. Each subforum spent the better part of the 2 days working on their specific projects, then came together at the end of meeting to inform the other…

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“Tocci’s Laura Handler, virtual design and construction planner, is energized by the synergy saying, ‘It is exciting to see subs collaborating so closely, being charged by the process – working in unison to resolve installation design, clash, and space issues. We are going to walk away from the coordination process assured that field installations will run smoothly.”

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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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