4D BIM for Construction

Tom Dengenis

Tom Dengenis is CEO of Synchro Software and travels the globe sharing his enthusiasm and experience about the growing improvement 4D is making in construction project delivery.
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Where does CPM and 2D fit in the Digital Construction Age?

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Feb 17, 2017 10:03:29 PM

Within a few years of its’ introduction, Critical Path Method (CPM)- a project modelling technique developed in the late 1950s- succeeded in making positive performance impacts in both manufacturing and the defence industries.  “The critical path method was developed at the DuPont Company in 1957 by a pair of mathematicians who were looking at ways to avoid the costs of plant shutdowns and restarts caused by inefficient scheduling. Their research showed that money could be saved by focusing efforts on performing the right tasks at the right times, rather than flooding the problem with labor to stay on schedule. This saved DuPont 25 percent on shutdowns...” (http://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/history-critical-path-method-24351.html) This created big hopes and excitement for CPM to also improve construction project delivery performance.  Construction companies began adopting CPM in the late 1950s and early 1960s. By the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the personal computer made CPM affordable and accessible to the masses; so how has construction performance fared since  CPM became the standard for construction planning and scheduling?

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Let the University Challenge Begin!

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Jan 20, 2017 6:57:28 PM

The 4th Annual Synchro Software University Challenge was announced to construction educators and students round the globe this week. 

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Synchro Platform 2016.2 Release

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Sep 30, 2016 5:53:24 PM

RELEASE NOTES 

Version 5.3.2   30 September 2016

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4D TIME MACHINE

Posted by Tom Dengenis on Aug 2, 2016 6:46:01 PM

 

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The Concept of VDC Stages

Posted by Tom Dengenis on May 31, 2016 4:00:00 AM

The concept of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Stages is an important tool when gauging progress towards claiming a company or project to be deemed a modern, 21st century digital construction operation.  Viewing the maturity process as stages in a journey, will help the industry move from  the 2D CAD files, plan racks, and Gantt chart’s that clutter and wallpaper jobsite offices, to computer graphics, structured project data, information transparency and, ultimately, into the integrated systems of the digital age that is driving enormous production gains in industries that construction serves every day.

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Are We At A Fork In the Road?

Posted by Tom Dengenis on May 19, 2015 9:13:00 AM

Complexity in engineering, design and construction is now a constant. If we can point to one factor  driving complexity it is the new CAD capabilities that 3D modeling enables; the fantastic, the amazing and in some sectors like oil and gas, the monster projects.
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