A unique feature of Brock Commons’ design and construction processes was the intensive use of virtual design and construction (VDC) tools and methods. Construction modelling builds on the concepts and methodoligies outlined in the Brock Commons- Design Modelling case study.
VDC modelling is supported through building information modelling, which is a data-based project-delivery process centered on the collaborative, multi-disciplinary development of an integrated digital model of the building, and its components and systems. The model serves as a tool to support design decisions, coordination, and construction planning, and it can later be used to manage the building’s operation and maintenance, as well as renovations and end-of-life decommissioning.
To learn more about how VDC modelling aided in the construction of Brock Commons, download or view the Brock Commons - Construction Modelling case study.