Virtual Design and Construction
Mortenson's Virtual Design & Construction Advantage
As the sun rises over the silent pack of trucks, loaders, and dozers, the construction crew finishes its morning stretch and turns to the superintendent for instructions. He hands them the single sheet of paper - or a digital tablet - that contains every detailed piece of information they’ll need to correctly build the concrete wall on the far side of the site.
Fiction? For most builders, it probably is – but not on a Mortenson project. Where most crews will refer to at least 20 different drawings over the course of building that concrete wall, Mortenson’s virtual design & construction team has pulled together the pertinent information from the 3D model containing all the schematics, wrapped it up into one simple document, and taken it the Last 100 Feet® – onsite to the workers who complete the job.
What does this mean for our customers?
Taking VDC the last 100 feet has proven many times to save considerably on the time and cost of projects. In our experience, it dramatically reduces mistakes, rework and time wasted in numerous trips back to the trailer to search each drawing for the information needed.
From planning and communication to safety, quality and productivity, Mortenson has again taken the use of virtual design & construction to a new level, to the benefit of our customers, partners, subcontractors, and team members.
Mortenson's foray into virtual design and construction began long before most of the industry. Since then, we have continued to advance our expertise and have helped improve construction processes industry-wide.
As a leader in virtual design and construction, we are committed to sharing our knowledge to help advance the building practices of the AEC community.
Impact Throughout Project
VDC processes are used throughout and add value to any project, from improved collaboration and efficiency to shorter project schedules and more.