Leading General Contractors and Construction Managers have been using BIM-based takeoff and estimating to realize incredible time savings through visualization and increased project insight. Columbia Construction, a third-generation CM firm, shares how they are leveraging the latest technologies and BIM to improve their preconstruction workflows to maximize the profitability of their projects.
Siggy Pfendler, Director of Virtual Construction at Columbia Construction details how they use Assemble to democratize BIM and realize value through communication, visualization and Quantity Take-off. Columbia Construction was amazed at how quickly the Estimating team adopted Assemble and now cannot imagine how they worked without it. Listen to Siggy describe the journey from her acquisition of Assemble to roll out to full utilization in their busy work environment.
From laborer, to field engineer, to project manager, to her current position as the Director of Virtual Construction at Columbia Construction, Siggy Pfendler has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. In her current role, she leads a team to utilize virtual construction software to aid in budgeting and the project delivery process for a variety of projects that include complex life science and healthcare facilities and large mixed-use developments. Recognized for her professionalism and open-minded work-style, Siggy’s ability to problem-solve makes her a valuable asset to her project teams. Following her passion for technology and her analytical inclinations, Siggy is always looking for new tools to enhance workflows across the company.
Tim Kelly is the Senior Product Manager at Autodesk Tim has a wealth of experience within the construction industry, having spent the last 9 years innovating with BIM in design and construction from the general contractor and construction management perspective. Tim earned his BS in Construction Science from Texas A&M University and served as Sr. Manager of Technical Services at Satterfield & Pontikes Construction prior to joining Assemble Systems and Autodesk to further automate the construction industry.