Brock Commons: Construction Modelling Case Study

Construction Modelling using VDC

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 methodologies outlined in the Brock Commons Tallwood House 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.

Brock Commons Tallwood House construction
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Brock Commons Construction Modelling Case Study

The VDC model facilitated planning and communication throughout multiple aspects of the design and preconstruction phase and the construction phase, because it provided a comprehensive, accurate, and highly detailed representation of the building.