Suffolk Construction’s Torrey Pines Project


Who:    Suffolk Construction

What:    The Torrey Pines Molecular Studies Institute
How:     Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar.


Suffolk Construction had already completed work on the $40-million Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. The 108,000 square foot four-story research building with tilt-wall construction, pre-cast joists, cast-in-place eyebrows, and text coat finish was already occupied by doctors and research teams hard at work studying AIDS, infectious disease, pain management, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other important issues.



Seen here after the opening in November of 2008, the facility holds 189 researchers.


Learn firsthand from the Suffolk team how the building came together... and then what they did next...


One month after Suffolk handed over the keys to the building, they decided to perform a post-mortem on the project. With the owner happy with results and the field team satisfied with the building pace, safety, and quality, the Business Development Team and the Project Manager wondered if there were any areas for improvement.


Come hear for yourself what they found in this very unique after-the-fact analysis.



Suffolk Construction turned to Vico with the question: could we have done it any better?  “This was a pilot project in which we learned a lot about BIM and the advantages it can provide on a project,” stated David BuShea, the project manager on the Torrey Pines building from Suffolk Construction. “It proved to be a useful tool and we hope to use this method on many projects to come.”

Who:    Suffolk Construction

What:    The Torrey Pines Molecular Studies Institute
How:     Use the form at the bottom of the page to download the archived webinar.


About Suffolk Construction

Celebrating more than 25 years of transforming city skylines, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., is one of the leading privately held building contracting firms in the country, with main offices on the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and West Coast regions of the country.

Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design/build and general contracting services and has a strong reputation for delivering challenging building construction projects in the assisted living, commercial, education, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, public work, residential, restaurant and retail sectors.

Suffolk employees are experienced construction professionals and are committed to client service and relationship building. They are influencers in the construction industry and in their local communities, and consistently lead by example while striving to exceed expectations with clients, partners and the people and businesses in the surrounding neighborhoods.

For more information about Suffolk, please visit the company’s Web site at


See highlights of this Fridays with Vico episode on the video clip below. If the content is meaningful to you and your BIM Team, please use the form at the bottom of the page to download the entire webinar.



System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer



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Suffolk Torrey Pines Project