Faculty member Karen Kensek receives Skanska Innovation Grant

Faculty member Karen Kensek receives Skanska Innovation Grant

Faculty member Karen Kensek has been awarded a Skanska USA Building Inc 2014 Innovation Grant.  The project will be researching BIM Level of Development (LOD) Gap Analysis. This grant program provides funding to individuals or teams to cover the cost of materials and/or resources required to develop and implement innovative ideas consistent with the objectives of Skanska.

 

More information on the project:

There rarely exists a single unified project BIM that is used during the life cycle of a building project. Instead, there are many BIMs used for diverse purposes that evolve over time including the design BIM, consultant BIM, constructability BIM, and facilities management BIM.  A gap often exists in the handover from one to another resulting in inefficiencies and disruptions in the workflow.  This research project will study the gap between the design BIM (the building project BIM/s held by the architect that links the design intent model with those of the consultants) and the constructability BIM (the building project BIM/s held by the contractor that might link in the design BIM and those from sub-contractors and fabricators if they exist).
 

The objective of this project is to research the differences in designers’ models and project construction models to define the gaps and to document what is necessary to bridge this gap. The research will also highlight inconsistencies found within the designers’ models that impact constructability, including omissions, conflicts with the specifications or conflicting information.

 

Thanks to Anthony Colonna and Greg Smtih, Skanska USA Building Inc.