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Convergence for Success: Lean, VDC and Sustainability

Chad Dorgan, Ph.D., P.E., LEED Fellow, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

The implementation of new ideas, approaches and technologies (e.g., Lean, VDC and Sustainability) often get lost in the desire to deliver the work. Enter in a new approach – Convergence – which takes the foundational elements of each of these once-separate programs and gains alignment to improve integration, reduce waste, and eliminate mixed messaging.

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BIM 360 Field Start-up & Commissioning - Water & Waste Water Treatment Plants

David Heyde, Senior Project Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Water treatment plant operators know first-hand the costs of inadequate planning. Delays, additional expenses and community issues can all be part of a poor start-up and commission. McCarthy shares first-hand experiences in utilizing BIM 360 Field best practices for water and wastewater treatment plant start-up and commissioning to ensure timely, trouble-free activation and integration of plant operations.

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The Process of BIM

Chad Dorgan, Ph.D., P.E., LEED Fellow, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

For over a decade, McCarthy has been developing and integrating BIM into the way we plan, execute and turnover client projects. While there have been many changes to technology over that time period, one key lesson learned is that it's essential to first understand and agree to what the Process of BIM really IS for the project and Owner before you can be successful at the BIM implementation. Learn why.

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Reaping the Benefits of VDC for Water Treatment Plant Construction

BJ Peterson, Project Assistant Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Advancements in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) are taking water services preconstruction and construction to the next level. Owners are directly benefiting from integrated VDC in design, estimating and planning. Tangible results include increased efficiency, constructability and project predictability, particularly when the entire project team is engaged in preconstruction and construction planning.

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How to Improve Collaboration and Team Integration Using Pull Planning

Ken McBroom, Chief Scheduler, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; and Sonny Sicat, Director, Transportation & Infrastructure, Faithful+Gould

How can a hard bid project achieve higher collaboration and team integration yet still comply with the contractual requirements? How can project members function as an integrated team without a contract specifically requiring it? How do multi-prime contractors, with no contractual obligation work together to complete the project? In this presentation the speakers answers those questions as they define and explore the advantages of employing "pull planning" using a case study.

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