Collaborative Design Assist & Arch Precast Case Studies

Collaborative Design Assist & Arch Precast Case Studies
This webinar will explore the collaborative design assist process and how it enables project teams obtain their design goals while maintaining design integrity within budget, as illustrated through a range of architectural precast project case studies. It will explore collaboration of design and construction teams and the advantages of technology-based BIM, CNC and module-based forming for mold fabrication. Case studies will include: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science with interviews from the design team reflecting on the design-assist collaboration of this iconic structure; and, One South First, a unique project on the former Domino Sugar manufacturing site in Brooklyn, NY – with collaboration from the architect, developer and precast fabricator - to use research from PCI and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to employ 3-D printed molds and wood forming techniques for the project’s nearly 100 windows, to meet the architects vision, schedule and budgetary requirements.

Thursday, February 25, 2021, noon CST

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Credits: AIA 1.0 HSW LU or 1.0 PDH (only available to day-of attendees)

Learning Objectives:
After attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Explain the benefits of design assist and when it is desirable to begin the process.
  • Understand how BIM is used in the design of structures when using architectural precast and how BIM models are used to track, schedule, engineer, fabricate, transport, erect and for in-service use.
  • Recognize the savings in the construction schedule due to enhanced collaboration between team members, resource and energy savings through streamlined workflow, and vertical integration of design elements.
  • Explore the use of collaborative design assist with architectural precast helps project teams obtain their design goals while maintaining budgets.


Mo Wright, Marketing Director, Gate Precast Company

Mo has worked in the precast industry for 20 years in a wide variety of positions including precast sales and marketing, estimating and project management. As marketing director, he is responsible for corporate communications as well as an education program for architects, owners and contractors regarding the unlimited options of using architectural and structural precast systems and innovative advancements made within the digital realm.

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2/25/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM