Collaboration, BIM will guide work on $664M San Diego project

04/12/2012 | GlobeSt.com

Kitchell broke ground on the $664 million University of California San Diego Jacobs Medical Center this week, and a board of directors that six teams report to will oversee the integrated project delivery. Designers, architects, contractors and owners will collaborate, and the onsite "integrated construction" office will include a BIM room with space for all to work together. "The team is using BIM technology for communication purposes, scheduling, cost estimating and ultimately as a facility-management tool" as well as to minimize waste and chance of clashes, said Michael Wolfe, Kitchell’s project director.

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