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Chicago BIMForum - When Does Design End and Construction Begin?

July 19–21, 2011

Chicago, IL

Achieving Design Build success with Early Involvement of Specialty Contractors and a Collaborative, Model Driven Process

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM–9:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

This presentation will address the question “where does design end and construction begin?” from the perspective of a structural steel fabricator. It will illustrate the value of bringing together a project team, including specialty contractors, early in the schedule as opposed to the DD phase (or later) and coupling that with a collaborative, model driven, and integrated project delivery process. It will explore the benefits of early involvement beyond just the steel detailer. We will look at the added value that the structural steel fabricator brings to a project through early involvement.