Collaboration + Ways to Work
Today’s complex construction projects require management of seemingly infinite amounts of information. While two-dimensional drawings and specifications still constitute contract documents, more and more information is being delivered in digital and three-dimensional forms. Projects benefit when project teams collaborate using all available information. At the National Air and Space Museum Revitalization Project in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian Institution, the Quinn Evans Architects led design team, and the joint venture construction manager team of Clark/ Smoot/ Consigli and its trade partners have developed a process for collaboration utilizing both 2D and 3D deliverables, and tracking and resolving issues in context and in real-time. Individual issues, discussions between the project team members, and final decisions are recorded in a cloud-based central location.
This process has streamlined communication between all parties, and enabled the use of more confirming RFIs to maximize efficiency in preconstruction and construction phases, including building systems coordination.