KBDG Completes Project 4 Weeks Ahead of Schedule with ZERO Change Orders
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Kajima Building & Design Group (KBDG), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, was selected as the general contractor to build a Research and Development Center at a tire manufacturing facility. The facility consisted of laboratory and office spaces. KBDG managed the design and coordination process by using 3D BIM tools, an existing drone program for exterior image capture, and 360º cameras for indoor reality capture.
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The project team was looking for an integrated solution that provided enhanced outdoor and indoor progress monitoring against their planned model and schedule (4D BIM). KBDG wanted a solution that could support the building of their 4D BIM model by linking BIM elements to schedule activities as well as a system that could generate 3D point clouds from both their drone images and 360° video capture. In addition, KBDG sought a solution that could be used for the entire lifecycle of the project, starting from site works throughout commissioning. They were looking for a tool which not only displays visual prog ress, but also provides mark-up and measurement capability on both the model and the 360º pictures. They chose Reconstruct as their one-stop-shop to connect their model, schedule, and the generated 3D point clouds. Leveraging Reconstruct’s Reporter App, the on-site team did daily schedule updates. For any delayed schedule activities, root cause data was captured and analyzed. The platform provided reality timelines and generated all contextually accurate models to provide a 360° augmented reality experience. Overall, combining the model, schedule, and reality capture in one environment provided near real-time insights into progress.
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Time / Money saved & the Business Impact
- The project was completed 4 weeks ahead of schedule. While many factors contributed to this outcome, Reconstruct played a major role. - The only change orders on the project were owner-driven, there were none from subcontractors. - Remote monitoring of construction progress by key stakeholders, such as project executives and the owner, resulted in 50% less time and travel costs.