In 2015, Dodge Data & Analytics released a SmartMarket Report, “Measuring the Impact of BIM on Complex Buildings” focused on quantifying how BIM is contributing to improved outcomes in the stages of design and construction for complex buildings. In order to quantify, Dodge performed an online survey of 391 owners, architects, and contractors who indicated that their company uses BIM and that they had a moderate or higher level of knowledge about the use of BIM at their company.
We created an infographic that boils down a few key findings from this report on the positive impacts of BIM, top project outcomes expected to have the greatest impact in the next 5 years, and obstacles preventing organizations from achieving greater efficiency through BIM. You’ll also find a few SSOE-specific stats on the impact we’ve seen from VDC in our organization.
Toledo, Ohio, November 23, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce Michelle Kang, PE, as the new section manager of their growing telecommunications group. In this role, she oversees the daily activities of the group, mentors staff, maintains and develops client relationships, and directs engineers on projects while implementing continual design and efficiency improvements. Kang was formerly the team leader of the telecommunications group, she replaces Mark Cates, who was promoted to Structural Department Manager in SSOE’s Healthcare Commercial and Education (HCE) SBU.
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Because small changes in the model can result in large changes to the calculated capacity of an antenna mount, it’s important to use site-specific geometry and loading information. The safety of workers and achieving adequate strength for the mount depend on it.
Michelle Kang, PE, Telecommunications Section Manager at SSOE Group, and Ismaias “Lemmy” Recinos, PE, Structural Engineer, co-authored this article featured in Above Ground Level Magazine. A follow-up to last year’s article “How to Analyze Antenna Mounts to Avoid Costly Consequences”, Michelle and Lemmy discuss the results of a case study, the criteria of which were discovered through their own practice and investigation. The case study analyzes modeling antenna loading on tower structures in six different cases. Results showed the rating on a mount can fluctuate greatly between passing and failing capacities based on a few small changes made to the model. Continue reading →