Assemble Used in Complex JFK Airport Project to Manage Change Orders and Budget

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Assemble Contributes to Major Cost Savings

"Utilizing Assemble Systems has been key to the unique and successful approach Satterfield & Pontikes Construction has used on this large and complex project.”

Assemble Systems, the leading provider of BIM data management solutions, announced its ongoing work with the JFK IAT Redevelopment Program.

Phase 1 of the renovation project at Terminal 4, Concourse B and the Terminal Building at JFK International Airport has 556,000 s.f. of new construction and 241,000 s.f. of renovated space. The overall project is budgeted at over $1 billion dollars. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction provided Project Controls on Phase One, utilizing Assemble for change management and analysis. When Delta undertook Phase Two, an expansion to Concourse B, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction was selected as the Construction Manager.

Frank Roetzel, SVP, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, said, “Leveraging model data for various design and construction activities for more accurate, precise and effective delivery has resulted in both productivity improvements and hard dollar gains. Productivity improvements were measured based on the number of days saved by using Assemble for managing change. With Assemble, the construction team has realized significant improvement in their productivity to date. Utilizing Assemble Systems has been a key to the unique and successful approach Satterfield & Pontikes Construction has used on this large and complex project.”

In addition to the construction phase, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction was selected to provide assistance for budget, scope and quality control compliance during the design phase. Assemble Systems was a key element to providing this unique “real time” assessment of the design as it was evolving.

Managing the design on a weekly basis resolved many issues that would otherwise be issued as a change order. The overall impact was a reduction by 30% in the number of change orders and major cost savings for the Owner.

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction also used Assemble during the construction phase to control the budget, provide quick turnaround to design changes, manage the construction schedule, gain efficiencies in field management and quickly report on a variety of project trends.

“It is great to see the tremendous value that the JFK Airport Project and its owner were able to get by leveraging the Assemble platform for centralized data, instant data access, efficient data exchange, and comprehensive project insight,” said Howard Davis, CEO, Assemble Systems.

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About Assemble Systems

Headquartered in Houston, TX, Assemble Systems is a provider of BIM data management software. Its flagship product Assemble is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage BIM data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data-driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 700 projects. 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. For more information, please visit

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