Manufacturing.net Article: “What Has to Change to Optimize VDC?”

Manufacturing.net Article: “What Has to Change to Optimize VDC?”
Lauren Collier, Associate AIA, Department Manager, VDC Global Initiatives and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, recently authored an article on Manufacturing.net where she details what project teams need to change in order to optimize the benefits VDC has to offer. VDC, if implemented properly, can be a critical element in maximizing return on investment. She explains that taking full advantage of target value delivery, technology and data, time, and having cost certainty can really help project owners stand out from the rest of the pack. Continue Reading →

SPAR 3D News Article: “Who Owns the Data?”

SPAR 3D News Article: “Who Owns the Data?”
Tony Sabat, BIM / CAD Technical Specialist at SSOE, recently authored an article on the SPAR 3D blog titled “Who Owns the Data?” The value of data has been tremendous to the built environment. But as data capture grows, who really owns this data? Data has been seen as the new oil, but does that analogy fit the value proposition of the industry? With the nuances of the data we look to extract, this can be a confusing question. In this article, Tony investigates these questions and discusses how data ownership can evolve. Continue Reading →

Food Engineering Article: “Food Engineering’s 2019 Plant Construction Survey Shows Tax Cuts Spur Investment”

Food Engineering Article: “Food Engineering's 2019 Plant Construction Survey Shows Tax Cuts Spur Investment”
Joe Badalamenti, PE, PMP, Senior Account Executive, and Jens Ebert, PE, PMP, Principal Division Manager at SSOE Group were recently featured in this Food Engineering magazine article. Based on the publication’s annual survey, construction projects were on the rise in 2018 thanks to federal tax breaks, consolidation in the food and beverage industry, and the need for flexibility in production. However, fast-track production schedules created a greater need for skilled laborers, which the industry is currently lacking. Nonetheless, this year’s survey contains some surprises. Joe and Jens, as well as other AEC experts, weigh in on what other trends they’ve experienced over the last year. Continue Reading →

New Equipment Digest Article: “Advance Your Project with Advance Work Packaging”

New Equipment Digest Article: “Advance Your Project with Advance Work Packaging”
Lauren Collier, Associate AIA, Department Manager, VDC Global Initiatives and Senior Associate at SSOE Group, recently authored an article in New Equipment Digest where she explains that Advance Work Packaging (AWP), an industry response to a reduction in resources and the overall cost and capital of projects, is built on the premise that aligning engineering and procurement packages results in more efficient productivity. She notes that by creating these packages to deliver work industrial projects can be delivered at higher quality, even faster, and with less cost. Here are details on advantages, key solutions to challenges, and insights for today’s leaders. Continue Reading →

IMPO Magazine Article: “Reap the Benefits of Lean Project Delivery”

IMPO Magazine Article: “Reap the Benefits of Lean Project Delivery”
Mary Stepnick, AIA, PMP, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Senior Vice President of SSOE Group, along with Todd Alsdorf, PE, founder of Balance Rhythm Harmony (BRH) LLC, recently authored an article in IMPO Magazine on Lean Project Delivery (LPD). They explain how LPD is an effective project execution method that can help improve the time and cost efficiency of many different types of projects. More importantly, if decision makers, constructors, and designers can come together to build a collaborative project from the outset, it is possible for today’s manufacturing businesses to revolutionize the way they approach projects—and to reap the benefits as a result. Continue Reading →