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Technology & Innovation in Transportation & Design-Build

Day 2

Breakout Session 1

1:10 PM

Barley Room

1 Hour DBIA Credit & 1 AIA LU

Explore technology and innovation in transportation and design-build through two presentations: First, Parsons shares how Digital Twin (iTwin) enabled better communication and design decisions for the Austin US 183 North Mobility Design-Build Project. Then, Beck Group presents how offsite prefabrication delivered the DFW Airport A29 Restroom renovation project two months ahead of schedule. Learn from these experts about the tools, techniques, and lessons learned in using technology and innovation to streamline design and construction processes.

Digital Twins of US183 (Austin)

Digital Twin (iTwin) is an exciting tool allowing designers, reviewers and stakeholders to collaborate directly from their design models. Great Hills Constructors (joint venture comprised of Archer Western and Sundt) and Parsons facilitated an iTwin on the US 183 North Mobility Design-Build Project in Austin, Texas. The effort consists of an extensive 3D model, immersive 3D design walkthroughs, design collaboration, and clash detection. iTwin allows stakeholders to efficiently review design and make better design decisions. Come hear how we implemented an iTwin on this project and lessons learned.

  • Josh Manns, P.E. - Parsons Corporation

  • Rohit Lasod, P.E. - Parsons Corporation

Leveraging Prefabrication in Design Build Projects - A DFW Airport A29 Restroom Renovation Case Study

The renovation of the A29 Terminal restroom at DFW International Airport was a design build solicitation with the goal of using innovative design build practices to achieve an aggressive 6 month construction schedule, from restroom close to restroom reopening. The team leveraged offsite prefabrication of restroom elements to deliver the project in 4 months, while still maintaining a high level of design and construction excellence. This presentation will examine the techniques used, lessons learned and provide actionable takeaways for teams looking to pursue offsite prefabrication in a design build delivery contract.

  • Jon Mindrup, AIA, DBIA – The Beck Group

  • Brian Burns – The Beck Group

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  1. Evaluate the impact of Digital Twin (iTwin) on design review and stakeholder engagement in transportation projects.

  2. Determine best practices for implementing Digital Twin (iTwin) to improve design quality, streamline project delivery, and increase team collaboration.

  3. Analyze the benefits of offsite prefabrication for design-build projects, such as increased safety, reduced waste, and improved construction efficiency.

  4. Develop a framework for selecting and integrating offsite prefabrication into design-build projects, including considerations for project scope, budget, and schedule.

This Session is Sponsored By:


Apr 20, 2023, 11:00 AM CDT
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort
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