An editorial in Metropolis expands on Phil Bernstein’s introduction to “BIM in Academia”:
In contrast, Tocci Construction has rethought project delivery to a different and, in some ways, opposite end. While Gluck provides an example of architects gaining more control of their product by stepping up to accept more responsibility and risk, Tocci provides an example of the contractor taking on more responsibility for that same upper hand. Tocci’s method, highly collaborative project delivery (HCPD), involves the co-location of the architect, contractor, structural engineers, MEP, and highly efficient collaboration due to ease and speed of communication. Tocci moderates and generates early collaboration between all parties to achieve the same goals of cutting back on communication time lag and misunderstandings that result in change orders.