Vico Guest Blogger Series

Klorman Construction Builds with Trimble

Posted by Holly Allison on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:49 PM

We have all flown into or out of LAX at some point.  For many, it's the last leg on an international flight to/from Japan or South Korea...or maybe to/from Australia. 


The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX has been undergoing modernization and expansion to meet the needs of more and more passengers - all total, the expansion is more than one million square feet - a $1.5 billion project.  We all love project stats, so here they are:

  • the terminal is a composite structural concrete and structural steel design
  • new 7-story building with a baggage level
  • 90-foot architectural concrete towers
  • 14 new gates to accommodate the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner


On this week's Fridays with Trimble webinar, we'll go through a case study with Klorman Construction, the prime structural concrete contractor on the job and one of the project BIM leaders. Specifically, we'll see how his team took advantage of Trimble construction solutions to bid, build, and deliver the project.



Caption: Cross-functional teams review the drawings and the BIM to iron out issues.


Many people might recognize Trimble for the bright yellow layout equipment on the jobsite.  But, as we'll see in the webinar, Trimble construction solutions also include Tekla Structures and Tekla BIMsight (for structural steel and concrete modeling and coordination), Prolog (for mobile collaboration with construction project management), Trimble Robotic Total Stations (for layout), Trimble 3D laser scanning (for as-built conditions), and Vico Office (for BIM-based estimating and scheduling).  Yes, these are all Trimble companies!


Together we’ll learn how Klorman standardized on these Trimble solutions and what it means in terms of data flow, decision making, efficiency, and productivity.  Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Klorman team: are project more predictable? Has risk been elevated or removed? Do you need a special workforce? How do you balance IT with the science and art of building?


So please join us on Friday, May 3, at 12 Noon Eastern/9am Pacific for this case study webinar.  You can register with this link.  Even if you can't make the day/time, register now and you'll automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar on Monday.


Klorman staff reviewing BIM on site

Caption: The Klorman team reviewing models in the trailer.


See for yourself how Klorman utilized Tekla, Prolog, Vico, and Trimble on the LAX expansion project and what it meant in terms of productivity and ROI for the team.



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