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Growing Relationships Through Technology Best Practices
April 24, 2019
Henry Ford said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
It was in this spirit of relationship building that the Balfour Beatty Dallas team recently hosted dignitaries from POSCO E&C, HanYang University and Sam Houston University. POSCO E&C is one of the top engineering and construction companies in South Korea and part of POSCO Group, a global leader in steel production.
POSCO E&C is partnering with educational institutions and the construction industry to study technology best practices in the United States and discuss how this technology could improve construction productivity in South Korea. Gathering at Balfour Beatty's Dallas office, members of POSCO E&C’s Smart Construction Group and Pre-con Sourcing Group gave a presentation on their technology abilities and prefabrication techniques used on relocatable living units constructed for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Dallas teammates provided information on our material procurement practices, DOMO platform, and buyout processes across different business units (education, special projects and large projects). The team also engaged the attendees in a BIM lab demonstration on VR capabilities for 4D/5D scheduling.
The group then received a tour of the Atelier project to see first-hand how Balfour Beatty implements technology best practices onsite, which included demonstrations on digital docs and iPad capabilities. Atelier is a 41-story multifamily tower featuring 364 residential units, 10-story parking garage and 15,000 square feet of retail space. The tour concluded with a barbeque lunch and a discussion on our Texas team’s future plans for construction technology.
Director of Construction Technology Dominic Corrado called the experience, “a great opportunity to learn and share the technology we are using everyday to make our projects better.”
The meeting was organized by Senior Project Engineer Morgan McGee. Morgan is a former student of Dr. Suh, assistant professor of agricultural sciences and engineering technology at Sam Houston University who was one the guests at the event.