Assemble Systems Enables BIM Collaboration for The University of Texas Jones Hall Project Team

The University of Texas Jesse Jones Law Library Renovation used Assemble Systems’ BIM integration platform to collaborate on a complex renovation. The renovation was completed with zero change orders to design and physical construction drawings were minimized.

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Using Assemble eliminated opportunities for contentiousness, which are typical in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2012

Assemble Systems, a leading BIM integration software company, is pleased to announce a project delivered through its platform with zero change orders affecting design. The Construction Manager-at-Risk team for The University of Texas Jesse Jones Law Library Renovation used Assemble’s BIM integration platform to collaborate. The complex renovation was completed with zero change orders to design, and physical construction drawings were minimized.

Houston architect, Oza Bouchard, describes the CMAR process. “Assemble helped the architecture team, Morris Architects, visualize the contractor’s needs. At the very beginning of the project, the design model was developed to be more useful during construction. ” He added that frequent collaboration using Assemble’s building information modeling software “eliminated opportunities for contentiousness, which are typical in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.” The elimination of change orders during the construction process saved several weeks on the project schedule.

Additionally, the CMAR team doubled the project scope. Using the Assemble BIM platform to identify program efficiencies early on, the team provided over 80 new faculty offices instead of the 40 which were originally planned. “Assemble augmented the project team’s ability to analyze design model changes dynamically (through the Compare feature), as compared to conventional methods of days or weeks. Assemble delivered that real-time decision-making power which significantly increased productivity and accuracy,” said Sam Sprouse, Vice President for Technical Services for Satterfield & Pontikes.

Ken Smith, Houston Business Unit Manager for the construction manager, says of the project, “Our CMAR team received very high recommendation from the UT School of Law. The completed project is now more inviting to prospective students and faculty.”

Bouchard, now Managing Principal with Leo A. Daly, is committed to a collaborative approach using building information modeling. “Using BIM together with the contractor, we can achieve a well-designed project that satisfies the client, with no surprises during construction,” he commented.

About Assemble Systems
Assemble Systems is a building information modeling software integration company. Assemble is a proven design and construction platform that integrates best-of-class BIM products to enable interoperability, visualization and change management. Based in Houston, Texas, the Assemble Systems team includes technology experts and experienced architecture, engineering, and construction industry professionals who are addressing BIM interoperability for design, construction and operation. Visit http://www.assemblesystems.com for more information.


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