Virtual Design & Construction

With over a decade of virtual design and construction experience — and a $20 billion BIM portfolio — Clark possesses a keen understanding of both the technology and the process required for its successful implementation. Our extensive know-how equips us to add value throughout the entire life cycle of a project — from its earliest conceptual stages, through design and construction, and its operational life.

Success in VDC requires more than just a firm grasp of the technology. We place a premium on early team integration, goal congruency, and extensive communication among project stakeholders, knowing the value it brings to the construction process. This collaborative approach has become an integral part of our building process.

Here are a few key ways we add value for our clients throughout a project's lifecycle:

  • Visualization
    We give our clients visibility into their finished facility long before construction is complete. With insight from virtual walkthroughs, they can conceive what their project will look like and can make informed design decisions to ensure that the end product meets their vision. 
     
  • Model Based Estimating
    With VDC, we maintain greater control over a project’s schedule and budget. Combining a project’s cost with BIM allows us to help our clients evaluate material selections, knowing instantly how each change will affect the facility’s projected costs. 
     
  • Coordination
    In the field, our teams utilize BIM to streamline construction operations. Using BIM to help us coordinate construction documents and activities, and identify sequencing and access issues, we can better manage the quality and pace of work, and ensure a safe jobsite. 
     
  • Facilities Management
    Throughout construction and project turnover, we include relevant data and documents in the building model to provide our clients with an intelligent guide to their new facility. Employing this data, they can make educated decisions about operations and maintenance, energy management, and construction and renovation programs for their building.

Clark's dedicated in-house virtual design and construction team provides support to our project teams across the country throughout the project delivery process. In the field, our on-site experts take the reins, guiding our partners and clients through the virtual building process for each phase of the project - from concrete pours through commissioning. Our unsurpassed experience with VDC, coupled with our strong internal resources, make Clark a trusted partner for our clients looking to utilize BIM on their project. 

By assigning detailed costs to the Highland Hospital's envelope and window system, we worked with the County of Alameda to rapidly explore various skin design options, knowing instantly how each change affected the projected costs. Armed with multiple options and real-time cost comparisons, the County made an informed design decision resulting in a $500,000 savings.
Experience: 
Academic Buildings
Airport Facilities
Central Utility Plants
Convention Centers
Correctional Facilities
Couthouses
Data Centers
Hospitals & Medical Centers
Office Buildings
Student Housing Complexes
Sports Venues
Troop, Sailor, & Airman Housing
Water Treatment Plants
Services: 
Advanced Analysis
BIM-FM
BIM Project Execution Planning
Construction
Coordination
Immersive Visualization
Model Based Estimating
Production Control
Reality Capture
Simulation
Visualization

Sector lead: 

Brian Krause

Brian
Krause
Director, Virtual Design & Construction
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