Brian Krause

Krause_Brian_SmallerPaper (63): BIM in Preconstruction

Abstract: Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) utilizing Building Information Models (BIM) for construction is transforming the way that buildings are being planned, built, and operated. The presenters will discuss how VDC is being used in preconstruction for visualization, immersive visualization, model based estimating, advanced analysis, and reality capture and in construction for coordination, schedule simulation, layout, production control, and for operational purposes.

Topics of Discussion Include:

  1. Visualization (site logistics)
  2. Immersive Visualization
  3. Model Based Estimating
  4. Advanced Analysis (Energy, Safety, Code, etc.)
  5. Reality Capture/Laser Scanning

Biography: Brian Krause serves as Director of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) for the Clark Construction Group. He leads the development and implementation of Clark’s VDC strategy.
Brian has fifteen years of industry experience with successful leadership roles in project management, business management, and construction technology implementation in the Washington, DC area, nationally, and internationally. He has led and supported Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation through preconstruction, construction, and facilities management since 2007.

Brian joined the construction industry in 2001 as a Field Engineer and has worked his way through various field, cost, engineering, technology, business, and management positions on projects such as the Dulles North and West Flank Parking Garages, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus, FDIC Headquarters at Virginia Square, and Dulles Automated People Mover Station.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Certificate Program at Stanford CIFE (Center for Integrated Facility Engineering), one of the first certificate programs of its kind. He is a member and financial chair of the AIA DC Technology Committee. Brian has presented on BIM in Brazil, Australia, Montenegro, Russia, Turkey, and Egypt and at events throughout the United States.

Brian was recognized as one of the 2013 Engineering New Record (ENR) Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40 in the Mid-Atlantic region and was honored to deliver the spring commencement speech to the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies graduating class in 2013.