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University of Washington teams with Skanska to offer BIM certificate

University of Washington teams with Skanska to offer BIM certificate

Mike Choquette, Skanska USA VDC staff development director, is teaching the 12-week online course, which is open to students and industry professionals nationwide. This partnership further positions Skanska as an industry leader in virtual design and construction.

New resource for sharing our VDC expertise

New resource for sharing our VDC expertise

To enable you to quickly showcase our VDC/BIM capabilities and experience to clients, peers and industry partners, we have launched a virtual design and construction page on usa.skanska.com. Click below to explore this powerful resource.

Key report on BIM benefits features Skanska

Key report on BIM benefits features Skanska

Improved design constructability, better ability to plan construction phasing and logistics, and increased owner understanding of proposed solutions are among the benefits of BIM quantified in a new report – Measuring the Impact of BIM on Complex Buildings – by Dodge Data & Analytics, with Skanska as a supporting partner in the research.

PCI Skanska presents at global Autodesk University conference

PCI Skanska presents at global Autodesk University conference

In a packed Autodesk University session in early December, PCI Skanska Mechanical Designer Tom Fuller co-presented a class about SysQue, an add-in to Autodesk’s Revit BIM/VDC design software that enables the use of highly detailed duct, piping and electrical components to create designs that closely approximate constructed conditions. Skanska was an early adopter of SysQue, and we’re expanding its use across our organization.

Global webinar on the value of BIM for clients

Global webinar on the value of BIM for clients

On November 25, our Global BIM Expert Group has invited the McGraw-Hill Construction researchers behind their recent SmartMarket report titled “The Business Value of BIM for Owners” to prevent their results exclusively to us via a webinar. The report contains findings on how building owners’ interest for BIM is increasing rapidly. Click below for more information and to register.

On our blog: How facility owners can make the most of BIM

On our blog: How facility owners can make the most of BIM

Using BIM data not just during design and construction but over a building’s life is becoming increasingly important to facility owners. Hal Jones, VDC director, provides some thoughts on how owners can make the most of a BIM-enabled design and construction team.

Learn – and share – how using BIM benefits owners

Learn – and share – how using BIM benefits owners

While BIM is a buzzword, our industry is far from realizing its full potential. To support that journey, Skanska was a premier sponsor – as well as a contributor – to McGraw Hill Construction’s just-out report: “The Value of BIM for Owners.” This report has survey results of owners’ perceived benefits from BIM, and an owners BIM wish list. Click below to read the report, and consider sharing copies with your clients.

New BIM website launches on Skanska.com

New BIM website launches on Skanska.com

On our new BIM website at skanska.com/BIM, you can easily find information about the benefits of building information modeling, identify our global BIM experts, and see how we have utilized BIM on several high-profile projects – both building and civil – around the world. This is a great resource to share with clients and project team partners.

Great start to BIM rankings

Great start to BIM rankings

In our debut year on Building Design + Construction magazine’s list of top BIM construction firms, we landed in the number two spot, with $3.3 billion in revenue from projects using BIM in some form in 2013. (Only USA Building projects are included in the ranking.)

Engage VDC Services!

Engage VDC Services!

The Virtual Design and Construction Group is proud to announce the new VDC Services support page on the VDC internal TeamSite. Available to all business units, VDC Services – which have been expanded to include creating BIM models – are provided by qualified VDC professionals to assist in all phases of project work, including marketing, planning and operations.