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Technology’s Role in Today’s Construction Management Industry

Feb 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Clinton Murphy

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In what technologies should your ideal construction management (CM) partner be proficient? 

 

Technology Is a Tool

Technology enables your CM to view gaps within the architectural, structural, civil, and MEP drawings by providing powerful 3D models of the project during design. An experienced CM has preconstruction and tech-savvy professionals who can review design drawings and models during the preconstruction phase, asking questions and reviewing details, constructability, quality, and effects on the budget.

 

Your CM Should be Expert at BIM

Building information modeling (BIM) is an intelligent, 3D model-based process that gives construction professionals the insight and tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and building systems. The construction manager you choose should be expert at working with BIM to produce the best results for you. Your CM’s BIM manager should be able to integrate BIM documents generated by designers and contractors into one coordinated model for construction.

 

Virtual Construction “Builds” Your Project Before Work Begins On Site

Virtual construction via BIM—in other words, “building” your project with 3D software before a shovel actually hits dirt in the field—occurs very early in the preconstruction phase. Modeling enables a qualified CM to review and provide solutions to any number of potential problems before they manifest at the job site. BIM also enables your CM to communicate 3D visuals for the project, so they can be clarified for scope, quantity, and budget. This enables you, the owner, to make changes to stay within your budget long before field changes that usually end up costing you time and money.

 

BIM, Geomapping, and More

The ideal CM should be fluent in all the technologies that are leveraged to envision and build a successful project in today’s world. The role of your CM’s construction technology professional is to maintain overall responsibility for successful implementation of technology resources for planning, design, coordination, monitoring, and controlling your project. These include BIM, Bluebeam document sharing, iAuditor, drones for aerial photography, geomapping, 360° cameras, and more.

 

Translating Technology Into Meaning for You, the Owner

Your construction management team should be as efficient and forward thinking as you are. Holland Construction Services builds on our foundation of knowledge and experience by embracing and employing the latest in CM technology. Contact us to learn more about how we adeptly utilize the latest technological advances and how we can help your next business project soar into the future. 

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Topics: Construction Process

Clinton Murphy

Written by Clinton Murphy

Construction Technology Manager/BIM

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