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Commercial By Chad Meadows ALL IN THE DETAILS I n construction, the word quality brings up many ideas, ideally related to excellence with regard to work or products. While this notion of excellence is certainly part of any construction project, the idea of quality goes beyond managing the issues of an improperly installed HVAC or a doorframe set out of plumb. Drilling down into the role that quality plays on a commercial construction site reveals a meticulously choreographed action plan that intersects planning, technology, superior products and execution. All these pieces individually are steeped in the commitment to quality as a continual process to ensure work is done right the first time. A quality mindset begins with setting expectations and project goals. The easy part is identifying project requirements, which are documented in a set of specifications or drawings. The difficulty is in the details, such as ensuring an understanding of specific project requirements across the whole project team. The basic foundation to blocking and tackling a sound quality process involves planning, checking and re-checking. The Plan Technology is incorporated early into the planning process through the use of BIM. Being able to virtually walk owners through a project without picking up a nail or hammer is an added value and provides numerous benefits in terms of accurate planning. In order to be successful with BIM, all project participants need to be fully invested in the time and effort involved in project detail and coordination. This includes the project's end users and individuals that will be responsible for maintaining the building. Having a maintainable project plan for users is a critical aspect to a quality project. Another vital component to construction is a virtual mockup, which must translate into a functional mockup. This scaled construction sample becomes a live stage for working crews to test complex building components and fix any potential quality issues before construction begins. Once the coordination effort is complete, the project team gathers together one final time before work commences. This pre-installation 114 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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