Collaboration in the BIM CAVE

12/1/2013 | Line/Shape/Space

Projects can save time, money and avoid clashes when those involved collaborate early on in the design process, as the front-loaded project curve created by HOK CEO Patrick MacLeamy shows. And companies are getting on board. Dallas-based HKS used a virtual theater, or BIM CAVE -- computer-aided visual environment -- to create the recent $534 million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. "If all disciplines and stakeholders agree on the decisions early on, expensive changes don’t have to happen in the field," Jeff Yoders writes.

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