Technology is changing construction at a rapid pace. To thrive in a 21st-century building environment, construction companies today must embrace technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency and quality on a project.
MCL Construction in Omaha, Nebraska, is at the forefront of innovation providing full-service, in-house Building Information Modeling (BIM) services and 3D high definition scanning services. Knowledge of these systems is not a privilege for a handful of computer techs. At MCL Construction, teams are trained through the company's cutting-edge PILOT program. PILOT is short for Promoting Innovation, Leadership Operations, and Technology.
"We want to make sure our team of talented Project Managers and Project Superintendents have the tools they need to succeed," says MCL Construction Senior Vice President Tony Fucinaro. "Our PILOT program is important because it keeps us informed, and provides hands-on training to adapt to the changes in technology; we are shortening the learning curve."
Technology today is more than putting a three-dimensional model of the project on a flat screen in a meeting or a presentation. The data provided in these models and shared with project team members allows for real-time communication which leads to faster problem-solving and increased efficiency throughout the project.
"The 'I' in BIM is so important," says MCL Construction Director of BIM Operations Tim Tiensvold. "The information we obtain and what do with this data plays a significant role in preconstruction, construction, and close-out. We believe this information should be understood by all the members of a project team, not just a select few."
Technology is moving from the job site trailer to the field which is why our PILOT Program is so important. The information provided is utilized through software programs like Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Field, as well as Bluebeam. This information can be accessed through mobile devices like smartphones and iPads and our on-site innovation stations.
"Technology is an investment in the future; the PILOT Program is an investment in our people. I know when we combine technology with the talent, we produce great results for our building partners," says Fucinaro.
For more information, download our white paper on the applications and advantages of 3D high definition scanning. You will see how the possibilities are endless.