J. Calnan & Associates joined RDK Engineers and ADD, Inc for exclusive roundtable discussion on Business Information Modeling
1/8/2009, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan and Associates recently joined RDK Engineers and ADD, Inc. for a roundtable discussion regarding Building Information Modeling at RDK’s Boston office. Panelists included Stephen Rines, a representative from Autodesk, Jill Rothenberg, CIO of ADD, Inc., Mike Crowther, Vice President of JC&A and Pat Murphy, Principal of RDK Engineers.
JC&A, RDK and ADD, Inc. are all leaders in their perspective fields and recognize that by utilizing BIM technology, firms can easily analyze digital design information and documentation. This analysis allows teams to more accurately review performance, appearance and prevent costly coordination issues in the field. With BIM, teams can deliver the project faster, more cost-efficiently and potentially reduce environmental impact.
Architects and engineers from throughout the industry joined in the riveting conversation as the panelists discussed the challenges and opportunities with BIM, how to successfully introduce BIM capabilities to your firm and business partners, how to encourage cooperation among consultants to produce a BIM model and what the liability is with using BIM during design and construction.
“At JCA we are committed to using technology to ultimately make a project more efficient and effective for our clients and our design and engineering partners,” said Crowther. “We continue to make significant investments in new technologies to ensure that we maintain our position as an industry leader in this market. We are proud to have invested in both Revit and Navisworks and pleased to report that implementation and training is constantly ongoing.”