Monday, February 23, 2009

Excerpts from the CCR / CBA Newsletter

Below are excerpts from the combined Collaborative Construction / Collaborative BIM Advocates newsletter for February 2009. If anyone has any questions about the Lean Supply Chain Workshop this Friday you should contact Bill Standish with Stangate Management directly. If you have questions about the Collaborative BIM Breakfast meeting this Thursday, feel free to call me.

Lean Construction Supply Chain Workshop

Collaborative Construction has been invited by Collaborative BIM Advocate member Stangate Management, Inc. to make a presentation on Friday, February 27, 2009 to construction industry stakeholders interested in leaning the supply chain on the construction projects. The Lean Construction Supply Chain Workshop will be lead by Stangate President Bill Standish, and will take place at the Radisson River Front Hotel in Covington, Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Collaborative BIM Advocates from the region are invited to join us for this innovative and informative workshop which will run from 7:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Meals will be served so you must register in advance. Follow this LINK to get directions to the Radisson.

Stangate is a cutting edge lean supply chain management firm whose principals have years of experience in the construction industry. Stangate can help every stakeholder on a construction project improve their bottom line, and if the entire collaborative team works with Stangate the project as a whole will experience all the benefits that flow from a leaner and more efficient supply chain. Even if you cannot make it to the Lean Construction Supply Chain workshop you should still call Bill Standish to find out how Stangate Management, Inc. can help your organization manage the supply chain on your next job in a leaner more efficient manner. Click HERE for contact information and to register.

Collaborative BIM Breakfast Group Meeting

The highly successful Collaborative BIM Breakfast Group will meet next Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 7:00 a.m. at the Cincinnatian Hotel on the northwest corner of 6th and Vine Streets downtown. A separate reminder will be sent directly to the Cincinnati area members of Collaborative BIM Advocates. Join us for a lively discussion of the benefits of IPD, BIM, Lean Construction and Collaborative Agreements.

Nashville Area Members Find Network Power

The President of Collaborative Construction was in Nashville with his family earlier this month and had the chance to meet with several Collaborative BIM Advocate members who are hearing from health-care owners that want to see their projects delivered in an integrated environment that utilizes BIM, Lean Construction methods and techniques and some form of collaborative agreements. Members Jeff Bauer, Heather McCormick and Ronnie Daughtry of Gresham Smith Partners, SSOE, Inc. Architects - Engineers, and The ACCESS Group, LLC respectively all made time to meet with James and it appears Nashville is primed for an Owner's Symposium like the one hosted last month in Cincinnati by Messer Construction in conjunction with Construction Owner Resources, LLC, Collaborative Construction, Clarian Health and GBBN. Stay tuned for more news on this front!

Army Corps of Engineers Taps Collaborative BIM Advocate

Mike Bordenaro - a Collaborative BIM Advocates member and the co-founder of the BIM Education Co-op - was a key participant in the The Army Corps of Engineers Net Zero Energy Workshop/Think Tank that took place in Colorado Springs earlier this month. Not only was Mike the official recorder of proceedings, but he also served as the facilitator of the event as well. While there, Mike was able to share ideas about IPD, BIM, Lean Construction and Collaborative Agreements with many high level military personnel and civilian leaders. This effort will likely bear fruit in the future as the Army Corps of Engineer is very interested in BIM and may now be seeing the broader picture.

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

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