Image courtesy of Berkeley Research Group Related Links: Probabilistic Risk Analysis Generates Big Returns Construction CPM Trends: 4D BIM Claims Taking Off Virtual design tools are a real growth trend for illustrating delay claims in construction, say contractors and practitioners—with good reason.For one, adding a project's CPM schedules to the finished project's 3D building information model to create a 4D BIM as-built model is a much easier way to tell a complex construction story to a lay audience—and build a delay claim. That's in addition to the obvious perk of improving scheduling and optimizing site layouts, among other benefits."I call
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.