Vico Guest Blogger Series

Back from the AGC BIMForum in Denver

Posted by Holly Allison on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:20 AM

We hope everyone made it back safely from last week's BIMForum in Denver!


Trimble Buildings booth at Denver BIMForum


It was so great to meet everyone at the Trimble Welcome Reception on Monday night and then learn more about the conference theme of prefabrication and modularization in the sessions. In getting ready for the conference ourselves, we looked back on some of our favorite case studies, three of which have to do with our own headquarters in Westminster, CO. Please take a look at these four different case studies on the topic, plus a new MPS LOD Playbook:


Steel Case Study featuring Tekla Structures and the Robotic Total Station

Trimble’s new four-story, 125,000 SF office building in Westminster, CO consisted of a structural steel design with concrete elevator and stair cores for bracing and seismic compliance. This prefabrication case study highlights the use of Tekla Structures and the Trimble Robotic Total Station (RTS) to achieve complete accuracy in the placement of anchor bolts and embeds. Also check out the great video featuring a column set in place with vertical plumb within 1/8 of true 90 degree vertical.


Concrete Case Study featuring Tekla Structures and the Robotic Total Station

The new Trimble Westminster campus was built with 29 different Trimble construction solutions. This case study examines the use of Tekla Structures and the Robotic Total Station (RTS) to speed the 100% accurate installation of concrete, rebar, and anchor bolts.


Exterior Framing and Glazing Case Study featuring SketchUp Pro

This prefabrication case study focuses on exterior framing and glazing on the new Trimble Westminster campus. The project team utilized SketchUp Pro, Tekla Structures, and the Robotic Total Station to aid in prefabrication and
installation. All in all, 139 panels went up and fit within ¼” tolerance before the winter weather set in.


Virtual Mock-Up Study featuring Trimble VDC Services

The St. Joseph Mission Hospital project exemplifies teamwork. Starting with a virtual mock-up of a complicated steel, glass, and fireproofing material intersection, the team determined the best approach for the exoskeleton structure and saved $1.8M in prefabrication costs.


And finally, we created a new LOD Playbook featuring the primitives you’ll need when deploying the MPS on a new construction project. The packet contains the 60+ page playbook, as well as a recorded webinar detailing how to use the primitives during modeling, scheduling, and estimating.


Guy describing Trimble Buildings Tekla at Denver BIMForum


We can’t wait to see everyone again in Boston for the Spring BIMForum!



Clive describing Trimble Buildings Vico Office at Denver BIMForum

Tags: tekla, AGC BIMforum, prefabrication in construction, modularization in construction, denver BIMforum, robotic total station, vico office, trimble buildings, sketchup