Thursday, May 4, 2017

May SCRUG Meeting


I've been involved in two trials of Assemble and can relate that it is a really cool platform. Assemble is a great tool for non-Revit users to interact with BIM. I like the ability to upload directly from the model, the automatic versioning of uploads, and the bi-directional data flow.

We are fortunate to have Conner Burke of McCarthy Construction to present a case study highlighting all of the platform's features:

Topic Name: 
Improving Workflows Between GC’s and Architects Utilizing Revit & Assemble During the Design Phase 

During the Design Phase, certain efficiencies can be gained by creating specific workflows aimed at increasing speed and accuracy. To do this effectively, a high level of collaboration is necessary, specifically by utilizing programs like Revit and Assemble. Understanding the intricacies of these programs allows the Design Team and GC to communicate more simply and effectively, opening doors for such things as model Based RFI’s, continuous cost modeling, and more precise pricing exercises. Using these new means and methods, we can track more accurately and ultimately give an owner a more involved experience than previously thought available.

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Assemble Systems is a cloud-based model data management solution used for unlocking the power of model-data. Assemble Systems allows both non-Revit and Revit users the ability to access, analyze and share model data for model validation, estimating, visual variance (model comparisons), custom reporting, and more. In this presentation, we will show you how project teams are using Assemble to transform AEC processes and improve project predictability.

Connor Burke is the Senior VDC Estimator with McCarthy Building Companies in Newport Beach, California. He joined McCarthy in 2014 and has been involved in a number of projects, ranging from higher education projects to large commercial and healthcare projects. He is currently overseeing the implementation of company-wide training for Assemble Systems and other BIM tools for Preconstruction. He helped create McCarthy’s Continuous Cost Model, which is a collaborative approach to IPD projects that allows for real-time, live cost estimating, and is also heading up the estimating efforts for the Education sectors self-performed concrete work. Connor is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

About Assemble Systems:
Assemble Systems, with offices in Boston and Houston, provides construction data management solutions. Its core offering, Assemble Insight is a cloud based platform allowing AEC firms to leverage 3D data for increased project insight, advanced project collaboration and data driven decision making. Assemble is used today to manage over 7,000 projects.

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