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Synchro Conference underway in New Orleans

Mortenson’s use of 4D for Silver Cross Turner’s use of 4D on a Los Angeles hi-rise hotel

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A review of Assemble Systems

Published on January 24, 2013, by in 5D.

After testing this application last summer and more recently with Beta release version 1.5, we offer the following brief review. To view our instructional video, click on this link:Assemble 1 This is one in a series of studies, of a dozen applications used to more accurately extract and filter data for estimating.  The secret to this tool is it’s simplicity; it’s easy to use.  This study focuses on estimating from models that were furnished by outside design entities, rather than by control models built specifically for estimating. The challenges with any 5D extraction process is having mechanisms in place for verification to be able to trust what is being derived. The problem with modeling is the time it takes to setup schedules within

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Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction

Published on July 16, 2012, by in Symposium Review.

 The Second Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction was held on August 15, 16 and 17, 2012. The symposium was organized by faculty members Burcin Kaplanoglu and John Jurewicz of Northwestern University’s Master of Project Management Program as a means for researchers and professionals to interact with regards to new technology deployments in the fields of design and construction. The first symposium, which was held in August 2011 was in Evanston Campus, This year the event has moved to Chicago downtown campus at the law School’s Thorne Auditorium. Of the 100 attendees, approximately 40% were from architectural and engineering (A/E) design firms, 40% were from general contractors (GC) and construction management (CM) firms, 10% were faculty, and the rest

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