VDC Leadership Exchange Schedule
Welcome/Keynote Session: Artificial Intelligence Meets Design-Build: Can Next-Generation Computation Drive Best Practice?
Speaker: Phillip G Bernstein, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP
In Design-Build Done Right®, DBIA has declared that best practices must be “important enough to directly affect project performance.” The guide systematically defines and explains processes and procedures that properly support design-build delivery, many of which are likely to be transformed by the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence technologies. And unlike the inexorable evolution of Building Information Modeling (BIM) — which catalyzed many integration protocols upon which design-build relies today — machine learning is advancing in capability and adoption very quickly with real possibilities to improve project performance across the delivery spectrum. This session will define the basic capabilities of AI in the AEC context, speculate on its implications for design-build best practices defined by the “Done Right” guide and suggest the opportunities and potential dangers of the next generation of digital practice AI will make possible.
VDC Deep Dive: How Robotics and Automation are Increasing Efficiency in Design-Build
Speakers: Brian Ringley, Peter Cooperman, Tessa Lau, Ph.D., and Craig Scott (Moderator)
Robotics, 3D printing and automation have the potential to increase construction efficiency by minimizing waste and eliminating human errors. At the same time, increasing adoption of digital design and modeling are making it possible to deploy these technologies more broadly. Digital models give robots and 3D printers the work instructions they need to automate certain jobsite tasks. Autonomous data collection brings jobsite data back to the digital model, closing the loop between the field and the digital world and accelerating project delivery. In this session, hear from three of the leading experts in the fields of robotics and automation on how these technologies are enabling design-build projects to run more efficiently.
VDC for Non-VDC Professionals: Improving Project Delivery Through Strategic VDC Deployment in Design-Build
Speaker(s): Alex Belkofer, CM-BIM, Jon Berkoe, PE, Ian Carney, AIA, Assoc. DBIA, and Johnny Fortune, M.Ed, CDT, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, LEED AP (Moderator)
The implementation of VDC will benefit from a pragmatic strategic approach to support technology-enhanced processes, tools and skill sets that will solve important problems and improve project delivery which requires much more fluid collaboration and willingness than ever before (enabled by design-build) to share information frequently. This session will demonstrate the value of VDC involvement throughout a project’s lifecycle from the perspective of multiple VDC Leaders including, but not limited to, BIM contracting, lean modeling through trade partner engagement, Level of Development (LOD), digital information exchange, VDC roles and responsibilities, collaboration tools of choice and aligning the VDC process with the project schedule. In addition, we’ll discuss how industry standards, like the U.S. National BIM Program, are working to drive owner adoption of BIM to deliver greater value through quality data that can be used downstream.
VDC Deep Dive: Digital Transformation in Design-Build
Speakers: Kyle Hudson, Nathan Rodriguez-Fuller, Clay Starr and Jeff Sample (Moderator)
When thinking about digital transformation in AEC, our first thought is likely the development of a building information model. Beyond that single deliverable, design-build professionals need to consider how to better work in a common platform for data sharing and analysis to better identify and analyze common constructability and code compliance issues while being able to digitize that knowledge from projects across their organization to focus on continuous improvement. This session will provide insight on the integration of geospatial data with 3D digital models to provide a comprehensive understanding of the built environment. In addition, we’ll explore how creation of algorithms/scripts can automate and augment traditional design review processes to produce higher quality deliverables while demonstrating that the digitization of that knowledge can drive real, tangible benefits for design-build teams.
VDC for Non-VDC Professionals: Right of Reliance: Key Elements to Successful BIM Contracting
Speakers: Alex Belkofer, CM-BIM, Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, LEED AP, DBIA
Having Building Information Modeling as a requirement for design-build is one thing. Having a clear, concise and straightforward BIM Execution Plan is another. But if the contract, plan and expected outcomes are not fully aligned and easily understood, then these ingredients could spell the results of a half-baked cake where BIM falls flat to deliver its intended value among project stakeholders. "Right of Reliance" is a key term in successful BIM contracting which refers to one party’s ability to rely upon another's "information" (or digital data) based on industry standard definitions and use cases for BIM and Level of Development (LOD). That clearly understood reliance is the ultimate acceptance of design-build participants coming together to use BIM to its full capabilities throughout the project lifecycle successfully. And this ability to reply upon BIM ultimately unlocks a successful VDC approach and process to come to life. This session will discuss specific elements of successful BIM contract language to drive right of reliance, trust and accountability among project stakeholders. The speakers will engage with the audience to discuss real-world examples and challenges for advancing BIM contracting language in Design-Build Done Right®.
General Session: VDC Leadership Exchange Forum
Speaker: Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, LEED AP, DBIA
This inaugural VDC Leadership Exchange Forum will recap the day’s sessions and provide feedback through an open discussion and online polling; share insights on the three big goals for the VDC Committee; provide insight into DBIA’s strategic vision for VDC in design-build; and share why the DBIA Board leadership sees the merging of technology and project delivery as an enabler of success in design-build.
DBIA Opening Reception
Join us and the DBIA Mid-Atlantic Region at this year’s Welcome Reception. We promise something for everyone: Good food and drink, games and prizes, entertainment and lots of good, clean fun!