Trends and Keys to Success in Owner-driven BIM Adoption

Calvin Kam & Tony Rinella, bimSCORE

Learning Objectives:

-Learn processes for clearly specifying facility data requirements for handover and aligning these with facility maintenance needs
-Assure consistency of LoD and data requirements for design, construction, and operation phases
-Evaluate projects and their stakeholders to gather best practices and opportunities for improvement, uphold teams to BIM commitments, and inform prequalification requirements
-Identify low investment, high benefit BIM uses that can be implemented by a project owner


Integrating a Megaproject at Seaport San Diego

Sean Olcott, Gafcon

Protea Waterfront Developers has been awarded the opportunity to redevelop San Diego’s Seaport Village, transforming the city’s downtown with an iconic waterfront district. “Seaport San Diego,” a $1.2 billion venture, will include a 480-foot observation tower; partially underground aquarium; three hotels; shops and restaurants; 30 acres of new parkland, beach and promenades; and upgraded facilities for commercial fishing fleets and pleasure craft.

As the Owner’s Representative on the project, Gafcon implemented an innovative project delivery approach to minimize risk, reduce project costs, and incentivize collaboration among a diverse group of project stakeholders. An end to end technology solution that integrates business processes throughout the entire project lifecycle is a necessary requirement to support this approach, and it will include different tools and systems that impact every project participant.

Using BIM as a foundational data hub for the overall technology solution, Gafcon presents how they leverage VDC to drive programming decisions, manage the design process, validate construction logistics, implement project controls, and manage the transition to the operational lifecycle.

Sean Olcott has been at the leading edge of industry innovation for the last decade, helping Owner/Operators such as Kaiser Permanente, the University of Southern California, and Starbucks find better ways to execute capital projects and manage the facility lifecycle using new tools and processes.

After working for a series of technology startups in the industry Sean joined Gafcon in 2013, an ENR Top 50 PM/CM firm based in California. At Gafcon he has advised on strategies and managed technology implementations for clients delivering capital programs totaling more than $20Bn.


Leveling Up through Data: Integrating BIM into Co-Working Operational Excellence

Jesse Huynh, VIATechnik & Joe Bakhos, Level Offices

Level Office is a real estate developer with over 14 co-working office spaces throughout the United States. Co-Presenter VIATechnik, a VDC Consulting Firm, works with Level Offices in augmenting their construction processes and property management workflows.

As Level Office continues to expand and grow their offices nationwide, they are utilizing BIM throughout their construction process in order to drive strategic decisions. In this presentation, we go over how Level Office has optimized their design and financial projections through BIM. This technical presentation includes outlining standardized design templates and dynamo scripting to push and pull data of all their offices onto a platform for visualizing and analyzing this data. We go over how a standardized template was created that incorporated all the design standards, labor and parts cost data, and FFE information and how they were able to utilize the power of Dynamo to push this data into an external data management platform.

Hear from Joe Bakhos, Director of Development at Level Office, and Jesse Huynh, Technology Solutions Manager at VIATechnik on how they collaborated on maximizing the benefits of BIM in the real estate development industry.

Jesse Huynh is currently the Technology Solutions Manager at VIATechnik, a construction and engineering services firm transforming the construction industry through virtual design and construction by blending global human capital with cutting-edge construction technologies. At VIATechnik, Jesse is responsible for the technological innovations and processes that are crucial to the company’s day-to-day operations and continual adoption of new technologies. Through Jesse’s work in the technical division of the company, the firm is able incorporate effective workflows, technologies, and processes that allow for successes all the unique projects VIATechnik has executed. Some of these innovations include pushing the boundaries of BIM, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality on active projects throughout the United States.

Prior to joining the VIATechnik team, Jesse worked for an architectural design firm in the Bay Area, where he contributed to the incorporation and execution of BIM in well over 3000+ international Apple flagship stores throughout the world. Jesse holds a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.


Delivering BIM for FM and VR

Chris Everist & Michael Dulberg, BNBuilders

How might we support owners to discover what they might want? Preparing 3D models for use in facility management, and delivering Virtual Realities of proposed finished construction.

– We share the process for planning for and collaboratively developing 3D models for facility management.
– We share our experience in preparing and delivering Virtual Reality products to support the experience of a facility before construction.

Chris Everist has dedicated the purpose of his career to initiating and developing accessible and sustainable interdisciplinary solutions for building construction projects that improve collaboration, efficiency and safety by relentlessly developing people. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Arizona in Tucson. Chris is a registered architect, Assoc DBIA, and LEED AP.

As BIM/Innovation Engineer, Michael Dulberg brings his unique skillset and perspective to the team. Michael is involved in the design phase providing interdisciplinary coordination assistance and high level design visualizations to clearly convey operation intent, estimation break-outs, and end results. His coordination modeling has become an integral process to clash detection, providing valuable information to commonly overlooked areas in the design process. Michael supplements the BIM effort with 3D, 4D and 5D simulations to test the project’s viability prior to starting construction. The results have proved to minimize RFIs in the field and prevent change orders, as well as produce the most aggressive pricing on our projects. Michael is the in-house stem to our Virtual Reality branch, and pushes the AEC technological envelope of deliverables. His current work in this area has provided our clients with an avenue to experience their completed projects before construction has even begun.

While construction is underway, Michael utilizes BIM techniques to identify unforeseen conditions and changes so that we have a fully detailed and accurate set of record documents to facilitate the management of the new facility. Michael is trained and educated in architecture, and has worked in many facets of the construction industry. His training/experience, passion, and desire for more has proven Michael to be an asset to the team.


Getting Value out of Value Engineering: Combining Technology and Expertise to Reduce Cost NOT Scope

George Pontikes, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc & Don HenrichAssemble Systems

The new $127 million Cypress Park High School is a massive 593,000 square foot facility that was constructed in just 21 months, one month ahead of schedule, despite being impacted by several extraordinary rain events. The construction phase began with a collaborative Value Engineering exercise involving the entire OAEC team completing a detailed review of the facility using 3-D models and a very precise process for identifying and evaluating options and modifying the plans. Further, each decision was formally documented and embedded into subcontract documents. This created an exceptional environment where each member of the project team could work together with the District and leverage their expertise. It further provided a high level of transparency by using current technology such as REVIT, Procore and Assemble software. Presenters discuss how they began at VE to share information in a way that provided every member of the team – from the District to the design team to the subcontractors – an extraordinary level of understanding on a very complex job.

George Pontikes is the founder, president, and CEO of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas. George has been an advocate for the use of technology his entire career. The belief that technology can improve the design and construction process has driven George to build software programs and construction practices that provide greater certainty across the entire AEC process.

Don Henrich is an accomplished technology veteran in both the MCAD and the AEC industries. As President and CEO of Assemble he brings an distinguished track record of innovation, winning strategies, team building, and the ability to quickly grow revenue and market share. Don and his wife Noel have three children, reside in Marblehead, MA and spend as much time as possible sailing on Massachusetts Bay.