Assemble & iSqFt Case Study

Brasfield & Gorrie Leverage BIM to Drive a Collaborative Bid Process

When national construction firm Brasfield & Gorrie was awarded a $603M contract to construct Georgia’s largest healthcare project to date, it turned to Assemble & iSqFt to involve subcontractors as early as possible to improve the efficiency and accuracy of construction.

Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation, continually looks for better, safer and more efficient ways to build its projects. For more than 50 years, it has sought out and tested new technologies and innovative practices. When it finds something that proves its worth, Brasfield & Gorrie puts it to work.

Since 2003, Brasfield & Gorrie has used Building Information Modeling (BIM) as an integral tool during the preconstruction phase. Its teams found BIM improved communications and coordination between trades and reduced the number of change order requests. This has led to fewer material changes and last-minute field changes as well as improved site logistics and safety. Since adopting BIM processes, Brasfield & Gorrie has seen efficiencies in building schedules and substantial cost savings.

“Being able to share the model let us dive deeper in the design, helped fill in the gaps in the design and is truly reducing our risk at this level of pricing.”

Chad Waters
Brasfield & Gorrie

“We self-perform much of a project’s concrete work. We use the models to understand lift and pour sequences and create drawings for that. Discussing crew size analysis and constructability review with our project managers,  superintendents and field engineers, getting them involved in this process as early as possible. We want to make sure our involvement is an all-encompassing process and ensure our field team get the benefit from the technology.”

Contessa Hayter
Brasfield & Gorrie

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