Since 1959, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors has been on the cutting edge of construction. They are now one of the largest, most respected and trusted general contractors in Texas. Adam Hockley is a Regional Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager at Bartlett Cocke. I have blogged about his exploits before:
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Recently, KLRN contacted Bartlett Cocke about how they are utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM), VDC, and drone technology at their office. It was for a national show called SciTech with local content. SciTech is a weekly program that features science, technology, and innovation. SciTech has a “local” segment and then a “national” segment in each episode. SciTech interviewed Adam, his boss Luis Berumen, and his co-worker drone/BIM specialist Pedro Ibanez.
Bartlett Cocke team members are expert users of Autodesk technology for their projects:
- As was featured in the video, the team used ReCap and Navisworks for the laser scanning portion of the segment. ReCap was used for the point cloud processing and Navisworks was used for the clash detection.
- For example, Adam created the site logistics animation a few years ago for the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. The team used 3DS Max for the site and animation and phasing of the buildings.
- For the Google cardboard goggle demo, Adam exported the BIM from Revit to 3DS Max and rendered out to Stereo 360 Virtual Reality. This was Adam's first time doing that and he reported that it was a success (although took a little time to research and run some tests).
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Autodesk has always been an automation company, and today more than ever that means helping people make more things, better things, with less; more and better in terms of increasing efficiency, performance, quality, and innovation; less in terms of time, resources, and negative impacts (e.g., social, environmental). Reaping the benefits of VDC, Bartlett Cocke is a customer that is doing more and better with less.
The latest technology is alive in the field.