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 to ensure collaboration, 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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