VDC Deliverables: Combining Analog and Digital Processes
This presentation will highlight and demonstrate the importance of a dynamic and balanced relationship that needs to develop between the Analog (Operations/Construction) and the Digital (VDC). It will demonstrate how to enable analog (operations/construction) workflows to keep productive momentum through well-defined and repeatable VDC deliverables throughout a project’s lifecycle. There will be a demonstration of the tangible and intangible elements needed by the VDC Team to develop, define and document VDC deliverables to facilitate the operations, precon, construction and facilities management environments and workflows.
Jonathan Ammon has spent a substantial amount of time traveling outside the United States, including Mexico, Honduras, Spain, Finland,Italy, Israel and many of their surrounding countries while studying their architecture and urban environments. He is earning his IDP hours and studying for the A.R.E. while working as an Engineer for the Virtual Design and Construction Group (VDC) at Gilbane Building Company. In May 2011 Jonathan earned a dual Master’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Architecture and Construction Management where he was highly involved in the university’s undergraduate architecture education curriculum.
Jonathan strongly believes that the primary drivers of enjoyable and productive work environments are collaboration, constructive criticism and an “ego-less” approach to the tasks at hand. He is a staunch supporter of the BIM environment in the workplace, and believes that proficiency in modeling software is a priority for future designers, architects and construction professionals. The realization of good design through the built environment is a craft he strives to fully experience and pass on to others.
David Joslin is an Arizona native who grew up in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. He began studying aerospace engineering, but after spending two years in Siberia, he realized he wanted to study architecture, which he did at the University of Arizona, earning a Russian degree along the way. David worked for a local Tucson architect for two years where he gained valuable experience before joining the Virtual Design and Construction Group at Gilbane Building Company.
David used both his capstone project (B.Arch, 2008) and his master’s thesis (M.Arch, 2010) to explore BIM. While at the UofA, he worked at the Drachman Institute, and took the opportunity to study abroad in Italy for a summer. He was also involved with the Drachman Design Build Coalition, where he gained practical experience while helping to build well-designed, sustainable houses for low-income families. David still believes that good design can and should improve our experiences, and that collaboration and teamwork tied with a strong understanding and vision are required.