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Applying Lean Techniques to Hurricane Planning and Preparation

September 19, 2018

Our company applied Lean techniques to hurricane planning and preparation in advance of the 2017 hurricane season, which turned out to be one of the most active and destructive hurricane seasons of all time. The teams involved followed a Lean process: plan, do, check, adjust. The result was a host of lessons learned that were applied to planning efforts for the 2018 hurricane season…. Read more

Improving Tower Crane Operations with Virtual Design and Construction

August 8, 2018

I recently represented B&G Equipment and Supply (BGES) at the Tower Cranes North America Conference, an event that provided a unique leaning and networking opportunity for the tower crane community. The event was held in Miami, Florida, and was organized by KHL Group and its magazines, American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport, and the partner association for the event, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association…. Read more

Three Ways to Go Green Using VDC

May 24, 2018

Construction waste accounts for up to 40 percent of the 251 million tons of consumer solid waste generated annually. One way we can decrease the amount of construction waste we produce is by adopting virtual techniques and fully utilizing building information modeling (BIM) integration. Below are a few specific ways to go green using virtual design and construction (VDC)…. Read more

Six Steps to Creating a Virtual Jobsite

February 6, 2018

Picture an expansive, blacked-out banquet space in a Las Vegas hotel, illuminated by a colorful laser light show and vibrating with the sounds of techno music blasted from a DJ booth. Surrounded by more than 10,000 people, you can feel the buzz of their anticipation, enthusiasm, and excitement…. Read more

Piedmont Atlanta Tower

Leveraging BIM to Drive a Collaborative Preconstruction Process

July 19, 2017

Brasfield & Gorrie was recently awarded Georgia‚Äôs largest healthcare project to date, the 874,000 sq ft Piedmont Atlanta Tower. With the aid of innovative technology, our Preconstruction Department took a unique approach to estimating the first phase of the project. A strong integration of virtual design from the start, a highly effective collaboration effort, and an emphasis on self-perform are driving efficiency and accuracy on the massive project…. Read more