Future Construction Needs of Virtual Design Models

RT-324 Topic Summary
RT 324

Overview

This research team analyzed and documented the array of uses for design models to be leveraged in the construction stage to support field construction tasks. The team identified 30 model uses, as well as model use progressions in which the information is transferred or modified to use it for additional construction model uses. The team further captured the value, difficulty, and status of adoption for each model use across construction sectors.

Derived from the model uses and progression research, the team developed a guide to help project teams identify and plan the implementation of the model uses, and the methods to bring the models and information into the field to support the workforce.  

Implementation Resource (IR) 324-2, Using Models in Construction A Planning Guide, provides a four-step process for setting goals for using models, identifying the model uses needed, designing the process, and determining the infrastructure needed. Templates are also provided to suppor the planning and documentation of the process.  

IR324-2 includes the following tools:

•    Construction Model Use Planning Guide
•    One-page descriptions for each model use

Key Findings and Implementation Tools

1 : A Four-Step Construction Model Use Planning Process

Step 1: Define the overarching goals for using models 
 
Step 2: Identify the model uses and methods for construction 
 
Step 3: Plan the modeling process and information exchanges 

Step 4: Determine the infrastructure and related requirements 
 
Reference: (RS324-1)

2 : One-Page Construction Model Use Descriptions 


(IR324-2, Appendix D, p. 39)
 
Reference: (IR324-2)

3 : Analysis of the Most Valuable Model Uses by Sector 



 
Reference: (RS324-1)

4 : Implementation Tool #1

IR324-2, Using Models in Construction A Planning Guide

a. Four-step QM Process
b. Construction model use descriptions
c. Construction Model Use Planning Templates 
 
Reference: (IR324-2)

Key Performance Indicators

Improved cost, Improved schedule, Improved quality, Improved safety

Research Publications

Using Models in Construction: A Planning Guide - IR324-2

Publication Date: 11/2016 Type: Implementation Resource Pages: 101 Status: Tool

Future Construction Needs of Virtual Design Models - RS324-1

Publication Date: 11/2016 Type: Research Summary Pages: 21 Status: Supporting Product

Future Construction Needs of Virtual Design Models - RR324-11

Publication Date: 10/2016 Type: Research Report Pages: 158 Status: Reference


Supporting Resources

Presentations (CII Annual Conference & Workshops)

Plenary Session - Leveraging Virtual Design Models to Improve Construction

Publication Date: 08/2016 Presenter: Number of Slides: 24 Event Code: AC2016

Implementation Session - Leveraging Virtual Design Models to Improve Construction

Publication Date: 08/2016 Presenter: Number of Slides: 52 Event Code: AC2016


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