Faithful+Gould awarded contract for 5D BIM Scheduling and Cost Estimating Services from Georgia Tech

Geoff van de Merwe
Faithful+Gould and Atkins, members of the SNC-Lavalin Group, were awarded a contract from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to provide 5D Building Information Modeling (BIM) Scheduling & Cost Estimating Services to support Georgia Tech’s Facilities Department. Partnering with Georgia Tech to deliver these services will provide increased efficiencies and values to their capital projects.

“Leveraging technology and advancing design information management strategies are bringing greater certainty to the delivery of complex infrastructure projects,” said Donna Huey, Atkins SVP, Client Technology. “The opportunity to support Georgia Tech with 5D BIM and optimize construction costs for them truly brings the value of technology to life.”

Under the contract, Faithful+Gould will use estimating and scheduling software to allow building team members to participate in interactive sessions during the design phases of the project. The application supports a collaborative, virtual construction process that effectively builds the project before the construction phase begins. Atkins will provide BIM support as the basis of producing a complete and detailed schedule, with construction costs and full financial and constructability analysis.

“We recently implemented an enhanced Project Management Office (PMO) framework that leverages the utilization of data during the lifecycle of the project,” said Jonathan Marshall, Faithful+Gould Business Unit Director. “From early-stage cost estimating and cost benchmarking supported by the Cost Data Intelligence (CDI) team, to incorporating Lean methodologies and innovative contracting strategies, we look forward to providing Georgia Tech the right data to make the best decisions for their capital projects.” 

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