It has become increasingly clear to us through our practice that application of the new 3D and 4D technology tools enhance integration, communication and collaboration. It should come as no surprise that Pankow, as pioneers in design-build and integrated project delivery, is also doing groundbreaking work in the area of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Pankow is committed to investigating and advancing VDC in our practice and our industry. In addition to our project-specific work with BIM, we’ve been exploring the following VDC tools and techniques:
We are early adopters of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Execution Planning Guide, developed by CIC Research Group, Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, which received co-funding from the Charles Pankow Foundation. If you are considering BIM for your next capital project, we invite you to download a copy of the guide:
In our work with LACCD on its Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex, the VDC team of BuildLACCD and Pankow developed a BIM application which is helping facility managers do their jobs with less risk and less time by incorporating Serviceability Zones as a building element. Review our recent co-presentation with LACCD at the Community Colleges Facility Coalition’s 2010 Conference to learn more about this concept: Improving ROI:
The Pankow Foundation vision is to provide the AEC industry with a better way to design and build. Its mission is to be a catalyst to advance innovation in the design and construction of buildings.
View the current grants and research products here: